Opal Violet (Munson) Richter Hetle. Passed away peacefully November 15, 2008 at the age of 85. Born October 2, 1923 in Spokane, WA. Moved to Redondo Beach at age 18 and lived in the Tacoma area until her passing. Preceded in death by husband Henry H. and beloved daughter Candy Richter. Survived by sisters Maxine Wortman, Shirley Hannig and Molly Campbell; son Dale Richter, his wife Brenda; grandchildren Jason, Justin and Raechel; and close family friend Pat Goings. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 22nd, 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S.
Stella Hudina. Born in Tacoma 2/24/21, went “home” 11/13/08. Preceded in death by husband, Frank. Survivors include daughters Linda, Janet and Karen, plus a myriad of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and loving friends. Stella led a life of service in PTA, Campfire, Tri-C Guild, Tacoma Community House, Nativity House as well as over 50 years an active member of Trinity UMC. Stella was an avid bowler and blood donor, as well as an exquisite seamstress and long-time Puyallup Fair employee. Stella’s warm generosity and sense of humor will be missed. Memorial services 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Mt. View Celebration of Life building. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Franciscan Hospice.
HELEN L. TOOL JENSEN. March 31, 1917 – Nov. 15, 2008 Helen L. Tool Jensen has quietly left us for her next journey. Born to William &EEster Tool in Aitkin County, Minn. Her parents preceded her in death, along with her loving husband Franklin T. Jensen and her step father Mathias Dinstel, brother Hubert Tool, Fran Bentley, John Tool, Blanch Jensen (Floyd). Surviving are two brothers Gerald Tool in Wisconsin, and James Tool in Montana also 2 sons Richard W. Jensen and wife Carmel of Graham, and Robert J. Jensen and wife Judy of Poulsbo, Wash. 4 grandchildren Robert Jr., Richard Jr., Mathew, and Lori Jo. Also 6 great grandchildren Jessica, Indio, Ayden, Ellie, Sophie, and Ethan. Several nieces and nephews and many friends. She was a member of Visitation C. Church & belonged to Y.L.I. (Young Ladies Institute). She will live in our memories forever. We all loved her and thank her for all that she gave to us. Services will be Friday, Nov. 21st at 11 am at Visitation Church. Reception to follow and graveside ceremony at 1:30pm. Memorials may be made to the MS Society of Washington State. 192 Nickerson Street, Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98109. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.
Shirley Agnes (Curran) Stolen. A lifelong resident of Tacoma, born in 1926, and daughter of Michael J. and Agnes Curran. Shirley passed away at the age of 81. Shirley attended Franklin Elementary, Jason Lee Jr. High, and graduated from Stadium High School in 1944 – a vivacious blue-eyed brunette. Her full life included two marriages: Warren Gillmer, and their two sons: Gordon (Karen) and their children, Stephanie and Travis, Shirley’s grandchildren, and son, Douglas (Bonny). She was preceded in death by her second husband John Stolen and then her loving friend, Chuck Durrance. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Jack and Robert Curran. The family expresses their thanks to the staff at the Lutheran Home. A memorial service will be held at the Tacoma Lutheran Home’s Chapel (1301 N Highland’s Parkway, Tacoma, on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 3:00 pm. A light snack will be served following the service.
Allan Trosper. Born September 17, 1961, passed away November 14, 2008. Allan loved to laugh and will be remembered for his sense of humor. He is survived by his brother Jeffrey (Joanne) Nye and sister Jennifer (Paul) Andres. Allan was preceded in death by his parents Beverly and Al Trosper. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am in the Mountain View Aspen Chapel on November 22, 2008.
HOMER ALFRED WILLIAMS SR. Homer was born July 5, 1917 in Greenville, Georgia to the late Willie and Alberta Williams. He passed away peacefully November 13, 2008 in Lakewood WA at the age of 91. The youngest of 3 sons, his family moved to Philadelphia in 1924. It was there as a youth, he met the love of his life, Josephine Woods. The two were married on August 19, 1940 and that union was blessed with 5 children. Homer had two loves: his family and the U.S. Army. He joined the Army in 1935 and served his country honorably until his retirement in 1960 while stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. His military career took him all over the world, but it was Fort Lewis and Tacoma that held a special place for Homer and his family. Upon his retirement, the family returned to Philadelphia and years later after raising their children, Homer and his bride decided to return back to Tacoma. He is preceded in death by his beloved Josephine, daughter Doris, sons Randy and Homer Jr., grandchildren Dorothe and Vincent. Homer leaves to cherish his memory, sons Paul Sr., Ernest, nephews Dr. Ernest Williams and Leroy, grandchildren Tyrone, Paul Jr., Elgin, Karl, Rosheena, Traci, Nicole, Michael, 10 great grandchildren, and a host of extended relatives and friends. The Williams family would like to extend a special thank you and love to Mr. and Mrs. Murphy for your untiring friendship and support to your friend “Bub” over the years. Our family would also like to extend our gratitude to the staff and residents at Lakewood Healthcare center for the wonderful care and kindness showed to Homer during his final days. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 21, 2008, in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA.
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