Marjorie (Hall) Mumphord
Marjorie Hall was born in Victoria, Texas February 24, 1919. She was the younger of two children born to Rosa Lee and Monroe Hall. Passed from our midst on Thursday, December 11th, 2008. Marjorie received Christ at an early age. She sang in the senior choir as one of the first sopranos and loved to share her beautiful voice, and enjoyed solos. Marjorie married Clarence A. Mumphord on December 28th 1940. To this union they had a son, Edgar Earl. Both preceded her in death. She loved to cook and had many special customers for her cakes and smoked turkeys. She leaves a devoted sister, Rosa Stoney, a niece, Brenda Moore (Sherman), of Detroit Michigan, two great-nieces, Janae and Shaila, two special cousins, Ethel Lee of Corpus Christi and Massie Wilson of San Antonio, Texas, and her Aunt Matilda, also of San Antonio, Texas. In addition, Marjorie’s passing is grieved by her lifetime friends and adopted family, the Nottages, Lydia and Mary of Tacoma, WA, Jerome and Dar of Puyallup, WA, and Keith of Portland, OR. Marjorie was a lifelong member of the McKinley Hill Friends Church and Elks lodge 180 “Lily of the West” and will be sorely missed by her many friends.
“I’ll drink to that” Peggy was born April 20, 1923 as the 4th of 5 children to John and Elizabeth McCarthy in Brainard, Minn. and passed peacefully December 13, 2008 in University Place. Peg married Ken Fulton and together they made a life for themselves in the greater Tacoma area. Their happiest years were spent owning and operating “The Flame” restaurant where no one stayed a stranger for very long. They developed life long friendships at the heavy end of the bar. She enjoyed bowling, darts and “getaway” trips to Reno. Peg is survived by her son, Larry (Nadine); grandchildren Ken and Julie; brother Archie McCarthy; stepson Gary Edele (Lynn) and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ken, the love of her life. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 18th from 11 am – 9 pm. Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday, Dec. 19th at the Mountain View Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Hospice fund.
Mary Boyd Michaud
Mary Virginia Michaud passed away peacefully into the arms of our heavenly Father to join her beloved husband Warren on December 14, 2008. She was born Mary Virginia Boyd to Frank and Christine Boyd on December 15, 1916, in Fircrest, Washington. Mary’s “career” outside of bookkeeper for the family business, M & W Delivery Service, was an expert homemaker. She took the greatest pleasure in keeping a warm and loving home for her family. She was our “perfect” mother. A member of Life Center Christian Church, her unwavering faith was a guiding light for her daughters. She loved gardening, camping, sewing, playing cards and cooking. She was a most wonderful cook and everyone loved her pies! Mom and Dad were charter members of the Tacoma Dance Club. Mom loved to dance, and is now dancing with dad in heaven. A loving and gentle woman, her foremost passion was her family. Being with her family gave her great joy. Her devotion to her husband Warren was unfailing, and when he passed away, her broken heart never healed. Mom was preceded in death by her husband Warren. She is survived by her daughters Joan (Al) MacDonald, Linda (Larry) Fordice, Sandi (Scott) Riedler, Denise (Terry) Haynes, Terri (Rick) Vickery, 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren, and her sister Ruth (Matt) O’Hare. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20, at 1p.m. in the Celebration of Life Center at Mountain View Funeral Home, Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Hospice. Please leave online condolences at www.mountainviewtacoma.com . Together Again
Thach “Tike” Tran
Was born on April 16, 1952 in Namdinh, Vietnam. He passed away on December 11, 2008 after a long bout of illness. He is preceded in death by his father and youngest sister and survived by his wife, his daughter, his mother, two brothers, six sisters, numerous nephews and nieces, and their families. The eldest child of ten, Tike was determined to help his family, even to the point of sacrificing his own dreams. For this, his family is very indebted to him. He often expressed great joy and happiness in the success of his brothers and sisters. Not until they had all left the nest to be on their own did Tike begin thinking of his own happiness and family. Consequently he married rather late in life. In 1996, Tike’s life was deeply enriched when he met and married Ha. Together they were blessed with their beautiful and bright daughter, Aivi. Their lives were forever changed when he became a paraplegic in 1997. Tike was a very fun and loving man. He had a way of brightening everyone’s day with just his smile. His siblings appreciated that he had a very easygoing nature, was very unselfish, and valued their success and lives before his own. He was a wonderful and proud father to Aivi. The memories of his being a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend will be forever cherished; may he rest in peace. Tike will be dearly missed. Funeral services are as follows: Visitation and Viewing: Thurs & Fri, Dec. 18 & 19, 9AM – 8:30PM at Mountain View Funeral Home, Willow Room, located at 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Lakewood, WA. Rosary service and Mass: Thurs & Fri, Dec. 18 &19, 6PM at MVFH, Willow Room. Funeral Mass: Sat, Dec. 20, 9:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, located at 4520 E. McKinley Ave. in Tacoma, WA.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.