JAMES R. MCGRANAHAN
April 20, 1935-December 22, 2008
Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Grandpa
Born in Santa Cruz, California, who knew that the boy with the curly hair was destined for greatness in life and love. His achievements are many and respected by all who knew him. As a prominent architect he helped change the shape of the greater Tacoma area and lent his expertise to those who sought his advice. He won many awards and was recognized by his profession as a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects. Jim gave back to the community in multiple ways, sometimes in very public ways, and other times with quiet dignity.
Jim‚Äôs great love was his family: his wife Merri Ellen, his children Kevin, Kathi and Kendra, his step-children, Steve (Nikki) and Laura (Pat). He was known to his grandchildren as Grandpa or ‚ÄúJimmy Guy‚Äù by Tyson, Brandon, Tyler, Aly, Max, Sarah and Laney. His sisters, Kay and Patty, will grieve his loss tremendously as will everyone who knew him. Preceding him in death are Marcia, his first wife, the mother of his children, and Kevin, his only son.
He lived life to the fullest with many activities: river rafting, skiing, hiking, and traveling to far ends of the earth. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
A celebration of Jim‚Äôs life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 3, 2009, at the Sharon McGavick Student and Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College, Bldg 23, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood,WA.
Donations may be made to the Lakewood Community Foundation, Clover Park Technical College Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Katherine “Katie” Deibert Bartell.
Katie went home to be with her heavenly Father early on December 21, 2008. She was born on February 24, 1916 to Benedict and Catherine Deibert in Devils Lake, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Joseph Bartell After leaving North Dakota, Katie lived her entire life in Tacoma. During World War II she was a “Rosie the Riveter” and helped build the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga. She also worked for many years for Tacoma City Light. She is survived by her daughter Katherine Terhune of Solana Beach, California, her grandson David Terhune of San Diego, California and granddaughter Michelle Ericson of Lake Oswego, Oregon and three great grandchildren, Delaney, Jonathon and Sean. She is also survived by her sisters Monica Michelson and Rose Gallagher and brothers Peter, George, Ed, Joe, Larry and Phil Deibert as well as her good friend of many years Beverly Amburgy and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 AM on December 27th in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home, in Lakewood. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Franciscan Hospice, 2901 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, WA 98446.
Antonio R. Lloret
Our beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather
Antonio Lloret passed to be with the Lord December 21, 2008. He was born in Barcelona Spain on February 29, 1920. He came to the United States in 1963. Many people who loved him and valued his friendship surrounded Antonio. He will be dearly missed not only by his family but also by those who were blessed to know him. He is survived by his son, Jose (Patricia) of Parkland, Manuel of Canada, and Daughter Anita (Lorenzo) Toledo of Spanaway. Nine grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren. His wife Maria who passed away in 1995 predeceased him. Viewing will be from 1:00 to 8:00PM Friday December 26, 2008 at Mt. View Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at Mt.View in the Valley Chapel at 1:00PM Saturday December 27, 2008
Martin Phillip Mays
Martin was a longtime member of the Teamsters Local 117 and retired from Super Value. He had a great joy for life and a wonderful sense of humor. Martin is survived by his significant other of 13 years, Emma Stone, daughters Charlene (Gary), Denise (Paul), Diana (Michael) and Michele (Joe); and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Viewing will take place 11am-8pm, Dec. 28th. Memorial service will be held in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home at 11am, Dec. 29th, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, Martin requests that memorials be made to Pierce County Humane Society.
Clara Elma Myers
Clara Elma Myers, 97, long-time resident of Tacoma went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 22, 2008 Elma was born April 11, 1911 in Winchester, Idaho to Morgan and Clara Fox. She moved with her family to Tacoma in the early 1920’s, and graduated from Stadium High School in 1929. While working in Mason City, Washington she met Floyd L. Myers who she married on April 16, 1939. The Myers family moved to Puyallup in 1941 and then to Tacoma in 1944. Elma worked for 17 years as a cashier in the Tacoma School District food services program at Jason Lee Jr. High, Stadium High and then Grant Elementary. After retiring, she continued working at Grant School as a teaching assistant in the English as a Second Language program. Elma was recognized for her volunteer efforts when she was presented with the City of Destiny Award in 1994. She was a charter member of Hope Covenant Church. Elma was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd and her youngest daughter, Rebecca R. Mullin. She is survived by Donald D. (Elizabeth) of Shelton, WA, David A. (Carol) of Pasco, WA, and Karen L. (Chris) O’Dell of Auburn, WA, and ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held December 27 at 10:00 am in the Aspen Chapel at Mountain View Celebration of Life.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.