Katheryn (Katey) M. Kinkade Katey, 86, passed away on January 10, 2009 in Marysville Wa. Mom was born, July 29, 1922 in Astoria, Oregon. She grew up in Astoria and graduated from Astoria High School in 1940. In 1966 Mom married Keith Kinkade and joined him in his Tacoma business, Fox Jewelry. They were quite a team for nearly twenty years. Mom loved nothing more that being outdoors, especially with family and friends. Whether it was playing in the sand as a child with her brothers and sisters at Cannon Beach, digging razor clams at Moclips or just sitting at the waters edge at her “cabin” on Day Island watching the sunset over the Olympic Mountains. She loved salmon fishing – from Ilwaco to Ketchikan. We can still hear her yelling “Fish On!” Mom was in her prime outdoors. Mom also loved to entertain, with Christmas Eve and the Fourth of July being her favorites. Everyone was sure to have a good time and no one had a better time at the party than Mom. Katey was preceded in death by her brothers Bruce, Jim & Woody and sisters Helen & Althea and in 1986 her husband Keith. Mom is survived by her two sons: Patrick McAllister of Arlington WA & Kelley McAllister of Pasadena MD: two daughter-in-laws, Michele McAllister & Shirl McAllister: five grandchildren, Woody, Kristen, Michael, Michele Jr. & Jeremy. Nephews: Doug Kelley of Denver, Jim Kelley of Seattle and nieces Sherri Harpham of Anacortes and Kathy Moist of Virginia. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood on Saturday January 17th @ 10:00am in the Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to Hospice of Snohomish Co. www.providence.org/phh .
Doretha M. Spice, 80 years old, went peacefully to meet the Lord Friday January 9, 2009. She was born in New Roads, LA, March 7, 1928, and resided in Tacoma, WA at the time of her passing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Spice, Sr., and her son, Christopher Spice. She is survived by 5 sons; Roland Edmonds (Debbie), Clarence Spice Jr., Ted Spice, Linnie Spice (Debbie), and Varreice Spice (Sandra); and three daughters: Shawern Hawkins (David), Nola Spice Wise, Eraina Spice; 26 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Join the family for a celebration of life service to be held in the Mountain View Valley Chapel, 4100 SW Steilacoom Blvd., Lakewood on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 1:00pm.
Barbara J. Thomas-Melton. Wonderful mother and true friend, passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on January 10, 2009. Born in 1929, she is survived by her four children, Dr. Gary Diel (Knoxxie) of Fife, Jacquelyn Reuter (Jack) of Puyallup, Bekki MacLeod and Richard Thomas, both of Tacoma, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Graveside service will be at Mountain View, Saturday the 17th at 1:30. Charitible donations in lieu of flowers please. Rest well mom, we’ll miss you every day. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
In 1934 she married Michael Gartner and they were together for 63 years. They moved to Tacoma, Washington in 1941. Mabel worked at Boeing‚Äôs Tacoma plant during the war. She later went to work at the St. Regis bag plant where she stayed for over twenty years.
She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she was one of the quilting ladies for many years. Mom dearly loved making those quilts.
Mabel is survived by her daughters, Marlys Elliott and Carol Ameline, six grandchildren Harley Levtzow, Kristine Whipple, Glenn Levtzow, Richard Allie, Lana Hammer, and Cheryl Wattier, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Michael (1998), granddaughter Leanne Harmon (1995), brothers Emil, Henry, Albert, Clarence, Ingvald, and Orvin Barstad, and sisters Sophia Rundhaugh and Annie Monson.
Viewing will be held from 1:00-9:00, Saturday, January 17, 2009and from 8:00-12:00, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 18, 2009.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
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