Agnes Louise Miller passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2008, at the age of 92. She was born of Swedish immigrant parents on February 2, 1916 in Aberdeen, Washington. As a child she enjoyed spending her summers with her sister and cousin at Westport Beach. Louise graduated from Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen in 1934 and studied at the Grays Harbor Business School. She attended Washington State University and graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1939. Louise met her husband Harold while hiking with a mountaineering club. They were married in 1941 on Easter Sunday and built their home in Tacoma. Louise’ first job was working at the Medical Arts Building Pharmacy. She also worked at the Proctor Pharmacy and for many years at Lincoln Pharmacy. Louise and Harold were very active members of First Lutheran Church where they were counselors for Luther League. They were also active members of the Wilson High School Music Boosters Club. She enjoyed wild flowers, gardening, playing the piano, painting and crafts. In retirement she directed two singing groups: the Funtime singers and the Melodears, and received awards for her service to the community. Her husband Harold, her son Ronald and her sister Nancy Schut predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter, Karla Angle and son-in-law Ed, grandchildren Courtney, Adrianne and Jonathan, many nieces and nephews, and good friends, the Herforth Family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and will be remembered for her amazing spirit and generosity. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at First Lutheran Church at 6th and I Street at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 11th. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to First Lutheran Church, the Washington State School of Pharmacy or a favorite charity. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Jean May Alstead. 03/26/24- 01/06/09 On January 6, 2009 “Jeannie” passes peacefully at her home. A lifelong resident of Tacoma she graduated with honors from Clover Park High School and married Earl Alstead with whom she celebrated 64 years of marriage. She was a devoted mother to her son Christopher Alstead who preceded her in death and her surviving daughter, Lynne (Alstead) Adam. Her 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her working career included Church Interiors and over 20 years as an Executive Secretary with the St. Regis Co. Mere words cannot adequately describe this truly gifted, complex and creative person whose faith, family and sense of humor kept her smiling through the pain. Possibly, a verse from her poem “Winter Melancholy” written on 1/15/75, might give you a glimpse into her beautiful soul. “Time an endless, shiny ribbon of a road, Bathed in all the glory of a rainbow; With each color so softly blended, As was each day – into a rosy glow.” Jeannie Alstead, Author A memorial service will be held on Wed. Jan. 14th at 1:00pm at Mt. View Garden Chapel in Tacoma. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
William “Billy” Neal Adams. William “Billy” Neal Adams passed away on 12/28/08. He was born 5/29/52 to William T and Jennie Ann Adams in Bethel, AK. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother. He is survived by his father, Bill Adams (Maryellen) wife Arlyn Adams, sisters Mary Dalberg, Eileen Bolser, sons William N, Kurtis W, John F, daughter Jennie Ann Adams, grandchildren William R, Christopher B, Daijhia, Nevaeh Adams, and numerous beloved relatives and friends. He was a graduate of Fort Vancouver 1970. He spent many years building homes with his father. He worked in Portland area as a dispatcher and semi truck driver. He spent his free time with his children and family. He was known as the nicest guy ever. The world is just not the same without our Billy. His services will be held 2:00 PM 1/15/09 Mountain View in The Chapel Celebration of Life 4100 Steillacoom Blvd S.W. Tacoma, Wa 253-584-0252 Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Gloria J. (Gonsior) Hiblar Prince. Gloria, 76, passed away Monday, January 5, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband Chuck in 1971 and her eldest son Gary Lee Hiblar, Sr. in 1975. She is survived by her sons and daughters, John J. Hiblar, James A. Hiblar, Catherine M. McKinley (Ken) and Melody L. Prince. She has been blessed with 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 nephews. Viewing will be Thursday, January 15, 11-9pm at Mt. View Funeral Home. Inurnment service will be Saturday, January 17, 11:30am.Mt. View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain Wiew Funeral Home, 253-584-05252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Richard J. “Bud” Walsh. Bud was born June 25, 1920 in Harpers Ferry, Iowa to Richard and Ida Walsh. He died January 7, 2009. Bud moved to Puyallup as a young boy, and graduated from Puyallup High School class of 1938. He served in the Navy during World War II as a dive bomber pilot in the South Pacific. After the war he returned to Puyallup and married Beverly Albert February 15, 1947. They made their home in Fife. Bev and Bud recently moved to their beach home in Silverdale, WA. Bud made his career in the grocery business, and worked at Andres Market and Piggly Wiggly stores until his retirement in 1984. Bud was a charter member of Fife Lions Club. Bud is survived by his wife Beverly, daughters Debra (Mark) Koenig and Betsy Hollis; son Ron (Terri) Walsh; grandchildren Joe and Max Koenig, Sean and Ian Walsh, Missy (Matt) Spernak, Jamie Hollis; sisters Catherine Jackson, Evelyn Woods, and Margaret Ostby. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Richard Walsh Jr.; sisters Helen Otto and Loretta Wade. At Bud’s request there will be no service. Memorial gifts may be made to Northwest Lions Eye Foundation, 221 Yale Ave. N, Suite 450, Seattle, WA 98109-9832, or to a charity of your choice. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Celestine (Sally) P. Dunn (Hanson) Passed away peacefully on 01/08/2009 at Regency Nursing Home in Puyallup, Wa. at age 89. Born 2/01/1919 in Canistota, S.D. the 7th of 13 children born to Albert and Cecelia Determan. Mom married Rolland Hanson in Marshall, MN. where they farmed for 30 years in Milroy and Tracy MN. while raising 7 children. She also worked as a nurses aide at the local hospital. In 1971 Sally and Rolland moved to Tacoma where she later worked for St, Charles Parish as a cook and housekeeper. The fathers always loved her brownies and chocolate chip cookies. She is survived by husband Alex F Dunn of Puyallup WA. Sons, Richard Hanson (Sharleen), Donald Hanson(Judy), Kenneth Hanson(Cora)and daughters, Diann Zerfas (Steve),Doreen Sumerfelt (Steve Douglas), Rene’e Kinard (Claude). She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mom was preceded in death by son, John H.Hanson, husband Rolland Hanson and all 12 of her siblings. Let us draw from mom’s strength to accept Gods will and know mom is resting in the hands of the Lord. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wed. Jan.14 at 9:00 A.M. at St Charles Borremo Catholic Church in Tacoma WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Russell W. Selles Air Force Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Russell was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Ashland, Montana, and passed away Jan. 10, 2009, Tacoma, WA He entered the Air Force and after 31 years of service, retired as a Lt. Colonel. Russell received an MA degree, BS degree; and a Master’s degree from Berkely, University of California. He is survived by his wife, Fern, and 2 daughters, Sheryl and Carol; 4 brothers, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. He is preceded in death by 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Viewing: Thurs., Jan. 15th from 5-9pm at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral service in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Fri., Jan. 16th, 11:00. Military graveside immediately following service at Mountain View Memorial Park. Reception to follow at the VFW #969. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
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