William (Bill) Baughn. Born December 27,1932.Bill passed away November 29,2008. He lived in this area his entire Life and retired after 28 years from The City of Puyallup. During the Christmas season he was “Santa” for many in and around Puyallup.Bill was a 30 year member of the Puyallup Eagles and 50 year member of The United Commercial Travelers of America. He was in the Army a Veteran of the Korean War. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, Traveling and visiting the Casinos. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie, son, Larry (Debbie), daughter, Cheryl (Curt) Pense,5 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren,sister June; brother Jerry. Bill’s family was the most important thing to him. Services will be held December 5, 2008 at 1:00p.m. at The Celebration of Life Building, Aspen Chapel at Mountain View Memorial Park.
Eithel Alice Wolvin. Eithel Wolvin was born on June11, 1916 in Tryon, Nebraska and passed away on December 2, 2008 in University Place, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Wolvin, two sisters, and one brother. She is survived by son Gail (Sharon) Wolvin, grandson David Haggland, sister Carol Bradford, and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, no public services will be held.
Keith Allen Haller. Keith Allen Haller, born August 8, 1974, in Tacoma, WA, to Richy and Pamela Haller, passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2008 at his home. He attended Mt. Tahoma High School and went on to Clover Park Technical College, where he received a Certificate in Communications. While attending Clover Park, he worked for Captain Nemo’s where he met Corina, the mother of his three beautiful children: Tyler, Joseph, and Olivia. Keith will be remembered for his love and dedication to his children. They were the light of his life. Keith loved playing guitar with his sons, watching Disney movies with his daughter and thoroughly enjoyed remodeling their family home. Keith also loved camping, riding motorcycles, golfing and spending weekends at his parents beach house in Ocean Shores. He is survived by his brother Curtis Haller who always displayed total respect for his brother. They enjoyed sharing childhood memories and their love for music. Besides his children, parents and brother, Keith leaves behind his grandparents Max and Amelia Haller, many aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Although Keith had many friends, he treasured his relationships with his friends, Steve, Ben, Tyler, Paul and their families. During the last 10 years, Keith was employed at Qwest as a Network Technician. He was a devoted employee who was greatly respected by his employer and coworkers. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home on December 6th at 2:00 pm in the Valley Chapel. Keith was always smiling, had a gentle spirit, a kind heart and a twinkle in his eye. He will be deeply missed. On behalf of our family we would like to thank everyone for their love and support. Please share memories and condolences in Keith’s Guest Book at www.thenewstribune.com .
Rosemary J. (Nooner) LeBoeuf Rosemary was born on Dec. 22, 1924 in Artesian, S.D, and passed away peacefully Nov. 24, 2008 in Tacoma surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Richard, mother of Patti, Michael and Richard, Jr., grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 2. A Memorial service will be held Dec. 6, 2PM at the Kingdom Hall, located at 6722 S. Yakima Ave., in Tacoma. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests any donations be made to the Franciscan Hospice House.
Don Shenk passed away November 30, 2008 in Puyallup, WA. He was born November 13, 1927 in Erie, PA to Robert and Alma Shenk. He grew up in Erie and graduated from Academy High School. He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He worked as a computer programmer for General Electric/Honeywell in New York, California, Arizona, Colorado, before moving to Pierce County in 1968. He later worked for Pacific First Federal Bank, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, the Puyallup Elks, and Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club. He is survived by his wife Gayle, son Kenneth of Spanaway, WA, daughter Linda Shenk of Burbank, CA, brother Roger (Donna) of State College, PA, sisters Nancy Crabtree (Ed) of Erie, PA, Betsy Heruska (Mike) of Winston-Salem, NC, brother-in-law Lee (Louella) Kessler of Maple Valley, WA, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be held 11am Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, 8401 112th St. E., Puyallup, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 73426, Puyallup, WA 98373. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home (253)E584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Rita T. Charfauros. (Grandma Rita) Passed away on December 1, 2008 at the age of 88. She was born January 1, 1920 in Agat Guam. Rita has five children, preceded by Fancisco C. (D), Angelina Padrones (D). Three surviving children, John David, Joseph Alan Charfauros, Josephine Jackson and Mary Espenosa. Daughter-in-laws are Regina F, Teofila T and Julia C. “Charfauros”. Son-in-law, Otis Jackson and Savadore T Padrones (D). She also leaves behind 26 grandchildren, 82 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Viewing will be held at the Aspen Chapel Mountain View Celebration of Life Center 9:00AM December 5, 2008 immediately followed by a mass and reception at Mountain View Funeral Home.
Jose Cadiz Paras. 1925 ~ 2008 Our Beloved Dad Unforgettable Jose was born in Waialua, Kauai, Hawaii on July 28, 1925. He passed away on December 1, 2008. As a member of the Armed Forces, he served his country proudly in the South Pacific, Korea, and Vietnam. After his retirement, he devoted himself to his beloved family. He is survived by his wife of 53 yrs., Maria Theresia, daughter Helga Thomas, son Mark Anthony Paras, grandchildren Michelle Thomas, Kari Murk, Dena Snow and Derrick Paras, as well as his great-grandchildren Khamoan Wesson, Trevor and Kevin Snow. Jose also leaves behind his one surviving sibling, Trinidad Ambrosio and her family of Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii. Private family service, will full military honor guard, will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.