James A. Berg. James passed away on 11/10/08 in Tacoma WA. He was born on 6/22/1949 in Charter Oak, IA. His early years were spent with family on the farm in Charter Oak and Mapleton. The family moved to Cherokee, IA in 1959. James’ military career in the U.S. Army began in 1969 and he retired in 5/23/89 at which time he began his Real Estate Career. James’ spontaneous sense of humor and genuine personality endeared him to everyone. Despite his last years of being medically challenged, he never lost his upbeat attitude and sense of humor. James is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Helen Berg Hall, sister Elaine Rupp (Royden) of Cherokee, IA. He is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Pokhui, his daughter Sandra of Tacoma, April Zortman (David) of Hot Springs, SD, three brothers Bill (Sylvia) of Gig Harbor, WA, Jerry of Egan, SD, Ron (Mary) of Cherokee, IA, sisters Marilyn Stiles of Cherokee, IA, Jo Ann Reed (Ben) of Spirit Lake, IA, and a host of friends and relatives.
Theresa Foss-George. 6-5-17 to 11-12-08 Viewing at Mountain View Fri 1pm-9pm Mass at Mountain View Garden Chapel Sat. 2:00 pm. Theresa is survived by son Robert and wife, 2 grandchildren, 4 great- grandchildren, and 5 great-great- grandchildren.
Evelyn Grabs. Beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, was “called from this life” on Oct. 26, 2008 at Heritage Place in Kalispell, MT. She was born on Sept. 23, 1911 to John and Sophie Anderson, immigrants from Sweden, and was the oldest of five children. She was raised on rural Waller Road, attending schools in Tacoma, WA and graduating from Lincoln High School in 1929. She was confirmed in her faith at the Swedish Tabernacle in Tacoma. Evelyn met her husband, Frank Grabs, a construction engineer from Germany, at their place of employment. They were married on Nov. 28, 1931. They enjoyed hiking at Mount Rainier, their cabin in the Cascades, and their many pets. Frank passed away in 1954. For many years Evelyn was an active partner in the family businesses:Econstruction, real estate, and ranching. Through the years she lived in Washington, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Her hobbies included rock hounding, shaking for sapphires, collecting geodes, arrowhead hunting, searching for rubies, and collecting fossils in northeastern Montana. Evelyn also enjoyed traveling with her three sisters. She had fond memories of trips to Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Orient. Evelyn was a cancer survivor. She loved and was loved by her family and friends. When needed, she was always ready to help out. She made others feel special. She was an animal advocate, loving and caring for her pets, trying to make the world a better place for our furry friends. Cats, dogs, farm animals – she loved them all. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her brother Anders Anderson, and her sisters Kathryn Harding and Hazel Greer. She is survived by her sister Helen Anderson of Gig Harbor, her daughter Suzanne and husband Al Sylling of Kalispell, MT, granddaughters Kerianne and husband Tom Robertson of Boerne, TX and Krista and husband Wayne Martens of Kalispell, and her great-granddaughters Ariana Wemple of Missoula, MT and Claire Robertson of Boerne. She is also survived by her nieces Layne, Ann, Paula, Pam, Kay and Susan, and nephews Mark, Richard, and John. Suggested memorials are to Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary, 400 Rolling Dog Lane, Ovando, MT 59854, or Flathead Spay & Neuter Task Force, POEBox 2095, Whitefish, MT 59937. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel in Lakewood, WA.
Rebecca June. Nanna Rebecca was 41 years when she passed, leaving behind parents, Carrie and Charles, her brother Matthew, plus many extended family members: aunts, uncles and cousins as well as loving friends. From early childhood Rebecca displayed a passion for the rescue and safety of animals in need of help and medical care. She worked tirelessly as an activist to make a better world for all animals; which led her to her dedicated career caring for all beings. She was motivated by love and the willingness to help others by her Buddhist beliefs. Rebecca had a love of travel and had the opportunity to visit many interesting places throughout the world. She loved learning of the different cultures and capturing the people in photographs. For the last several years of her life dancing became her therapy. Rebecca took Ballroom dance instruction and won many awards for her accomplishments. Her heart was filled with joy and laughter when she moved across the dance floor. During her 5 1/2 year battle with cancer she was able to encourage many newly diagnosed women, making friends with all who knew her. Dr. Saul Rivkin and his entire staff at Swedish Cancer Institute provided Rebecca with much love, care and support. Rebecca touched many lives and she will be missed by all her friends and family. We love you.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.