Johnnie Patterson, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Bobbie J. Patterson, two sons Johnnie Patterson, III, and Patrick Edward (Lisa) Patterson, five grandchildren, one brother, three sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Viewing will be from 2:00-9:00 PM, Friday, November 14, 2008 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4818 Portland Ave., Tacoma, Washington.
Arthur D. Brand, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Nov. 8th, 2008 he was 86. Son of the late Andrew W. Brand [Scotland] and Rose L. Deacon [England] he was born in Clifton Heights, PA and went to school in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Art was a World War II Navy Veteran stationed in Bremerton. He met Marie Weber at the USO Club in Tacoma 1945. She had on high heels and loved to twirl and dad fell in love with her and the Pacific NW. They enjoyed dancing and good movies and were married Feb. 9, 1946. Art worked for Tacoma City Light as a draftsman then became an engineering instructor at Tacoma Vocational Technical Institute, later becoming a counselor and supervisor. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marie; 3 children Gary, David, Robin [Mike] Brooks. He deeply loved his 5 grandchildren: Jennifer, Erik, Kacy [Nick] Miller, Treg, Alyx [Randy] Ladrido and 6 great grandchildren: Jordan, Carin, Lauryn, Christine, Collin and Gracie. Art is preceded in death by his brothers Douglas, James, Andrew and survived by one sister, Dorothy Kuzirian in Rhode Island. Art loved to drive and often took short trips as well as driving back to Rhode Island three times with his family. A man of quiet dignity and honesty, he was always optimistic; always had time to play, and spoke positively about people. He had a beautiful tenor voice and sang in many choirs; he was always humming a tune; and woke up smiling. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and played tennis or racquetball twice a week for 25 years forming friendships that would last a lifetime. He wanted to see people succeed and enjoyed his life stating “I had a wonderful life. I would not change anything.” God has called him home and we look forward to the time when we can be reunited through Christ. Viewing will be 1pm-9pm Friday at Mt View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday, November 15, 2008 in the Mt View Garden Chapel. Please sign the online guest book at: www.mountainviewtacoma.com . Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 584-0250.
In Loving Memory of Hazel Clarke. She was born to Joseph and Anna Reitner Sept. 9, 1910 in Odessa, Wa. She was one of nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmo Stacy Clarke. She was always a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an inspiration to everyone and will be missed by all. Survived by daughter Mariann Clark, son Robert Clarke, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 2 sisters, beloved pet Bianca. Services in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home Nov. 13, 1:00pm.
Charles G. Erway, Jr. 12/13/1947 – 11/7/2008 Chuck was born in Midland, Michigan and graduated from Wilson High School in 1966. He served his country in 1968 and O69 and was a Vietnam veteran. He was preceded in death by his father Charles, Sr., mother Alice, and brother Patrick. Survived by his brother Mike (Connie), sisters Irene Wolfe (Glenn) and Charlene Shafer (Neal). Also survived by nieces Karen Shafer, Carly Erway, Heather and Amber Clifford, and Ariqa Cook, nephews Michael Wolfe, Jacob Wolfe, and many friends. Memorial service 12 noon 11/15/2008 in the Mountain View Aspen Chapel.
Dorothea Johnson 09-24-31 – 11-06-08 Loving wife, mother, and grandma, died peacefully at home, in her sleep, with her husband by her side. There will be a gathering at the Johnson home on Nov. 16 2008 from 1-4. Please call the family for directions.
Dr. Sidney Kase, M.D. Of Puyallup, passed away 11-10-08. He was born in New York City on 7-8-22. He practiced medicine in Puyallup from 1960-1991. For many years he was active in Masonic organizations, serving as Grand Master of Masons in Washington from 1990-1991. He is survived by his wife, Lori, of 59 years, 4 children; Sheryl (Mark), Charles (Gayle), Barbara, Ken (Lynn), and 5 grandsons. Private graveside services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery, and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Visit www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Loyd Wesley Orne 7-27-36 ~ 11-8-08 Loyd was born in Driscoll, ND to Ben and Bernice Orne. He moved to Washington in 1956, graduated from PLU in 1961, and worked in the Tacoma School district as a teacher, administrator, and vice principal until his retirement in 1991. Loyd was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Dale and Jimmy, and sister Nancy. He is survived by his wife, Connie, daughters Carla (Dale) Boyd and Anita (Russ) Bagley, grandson Nathan, sister Ruby Wilson, brother Dick (Vonnie) Orne, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be November 15, at 3pm in the Aspen Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation
Marguerite Alvina (Oberson) Robinson passed away November 8, 2008, at the age of 94. She was born in Colfax, WA, October 8, 1914 to Henry and Alvina Oberson, the fifth of six children. Marguerite graduated from Sacred Heart Nursing School in Spokane, WA in 1937, and joined the US Army Nursing Corps in 1939. She was a Pearl Harbor survivor who served her country for 14 years as an Army nurse. She continued to serve as a Red Cross volunteer for many years after her discharge. Marguerite was a loving wife and caring aunt to her six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Lt.Col. Herbert (Robbie) Robinson, in 1990. She is survived by her three nephews, three neices, and three generations following. She will be deeply missed by all of those who loved her so dearly. Our family and country have been blessed by her support and dedication. Marguerite’s service will be held 1:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2008, in the Mountain View Garden Chapel in Lakewood, WA. Remembrances can be made to the USO, American Red Cross, or Operation Support Our Troops (OSOT).
Leonard Stroh Our beloved “Len,” husband, father and friend, was called to heaven on November 6, 2008. He was born April 17, 1945, in Tacoma and graduated from Lincoln High School. Len had a dynamic personality and a smart business sense which served him well as a salesman in his early career. He combined these skills with his expertise as a master carpenter to start and grow Stroh Construction, where he often worked side by side with his wife and sons. Len enjoyed life to the fullest. Any new adventure or hobby he pursued was approached with dedication and enthusiasm. “Half-way” was not in his vocabulary. Len loved motorcycles, snow skiing, camping, fishing, crabbing B and even a raw oyster on occasion. He took much pleasure in his membership at the Lakewood Elks. There will be a big hole in many people’s lives without Len, but the great times spent with this good man, wonderful father and fun-loving loyal friend will never be forgotten. Len is survived by his wife, Christine, of 43 years. They were true sweethearts and the love of each other’s life. Len is also survived by his children Jeff and Matt (Alana), his sister Violet (Renee), Aunt Olinda Hoffman and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father George and mother Pauline. A memorial will be held at Spanaway Lutheran Church, 16001 A St. South, on Sunday, November 16, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity, or a memorial contribution at any Key Bank, c/o Chris Stroh.
Kenneth L. Trent June 28, 1931 – Nov. 7, 2008 Our father, Kenneth, passed away on November 7, 2008, with his loving wife, Juanita, by his side. He was born June 28, 1931 in Overland Park, Kansas. At the young age of 10, he moved to Steilacoom, Washington where he created many lifelong memories and friends. He attended Clover Park High School, and then entered the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War. This was an experience he proudly recalled throughout his life. After his military career, Kenneth met the love of his life, Juanita. They married on March 20, 1953 and had four children. He used to smile and say, “It was love at first sight.” A love that lasted a life time. In wanting to help others, he found his calling through his career as a Seattle Police Officer until his retirement in 1982. Even after his retirement, he continued to find ways to help
people in the community. Throughout his life, he loved the outdoors and everything that it brought with it: hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, camping and sitting around the campfire with his family and friends. So much so that he and Juanita and their close friends developed the perfect vacation property in Onalaska, Washington, which has been enjoyed by many. Kenneth was preceded in death by his son Anthony (Tony). He is survived by his wife, Juanita; his son, Alex (Sherril) Trent; daughters Rhonda (Jorge) Pacheco; Yvonne (Rick) Reed; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He loved, and is loved and is missed very much. Services will be held on November 15, 2008 at 1:00 at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Valley Chapel at 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. A reception will follow in the Celebration Hall. Per Kenneth’s wishes there will be no viewing.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.