Kathryn “Kathy” Jangard Lost her valiant battle with cancer on January 16, 2009. Kathy was born January 27, 1951. She is survived by her loving husband Melvin Jangard, children Tracy Stann (Mike) and Michelle Redditt (Byron), stepchildren Dave Jangard, Brant Jangard and Jessica Goulet (Pat). Kathy was blessed with 6 grandchildren Mike, Conner, and Tayler Stann, Spencer Jangard, Sidney Dahlin, Colin Jangard and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of number 7 Mia Redditt. We can take comfort in the knowledge that she will witness that event in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kathy is also survived by her mother Lucille Chilcott and her sisters Bobbi Sullivan (Richard) and Judy Schmitt (Cliff) along with many other family members. Graveside services will be held at Mountain View Memorial Park at 11:30am on Saturday, January 24, 2009 with a reception following at United Lutheran Church, 76th & Sheridan, Tacoma, WA, where Kathy was a beloved member. No public viewing. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Salvador “Buddy” Abdon Salvador Abdon, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family members, January 15. Salvador leaves to cherish his memory his wife Paz Abdon, five children, and eight grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 10:00am, January 26, 2009 at St. Frances Cabrini. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Irene E. Judie Born in Plankstadt, Germany 8-21-24 Passed away in Lakewood, WA. 1-14-09 Irene leaves to cherish her memory: Husband Ed, daughter Deanna, son Gregory, granddaughter Tanya, grandsons Billy and Greg, four great-grandchildren, three sisters in Germany and numerous family and friends. Best friend of 70 years Maria Yaconetti Services in: The Garden Chapel Mountain View Funeral Home 2:00 pm, Saturday, 1-24-09 Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Reginald (Reggie) R. Kosarek Born July 16, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois; passed away January 18, 2009, joining his daughter, Maria, in heaven. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Katharina, his daughters Elizabeth (Ed) Ellis, Alexandria (Russ) Bullock, Stephanie (Andrew) Thorp and his son Rudy (Roxanne) along with six grandchildren B Kaleb, Jacob, Ashley, Ryan, Rudy Jr. and Ayrton. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. Having served his country in Vietnam doing two tours, he was decorated with two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He took great pride in serving his country. His courage as a soldier gave him the courage to do battle with cancer, which eventually took him from us. He was a true soldier. We will miss him greatly. Graveside services will be held 1:30 PM Friday, January 23, 2009 at Mountain View Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood with reception following at the family residence located 1442 E. 29th Street, Tacoma. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Dallas Shumaker Loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away at home Jan 17, 2009. He was born in Oberlin KS Dec. 7, 1954 and moved to WA in 1957. He is survived by his wife Cathy, daughter Jamie (Mike), sisters Patricia Mann (Clyde) of Oak Harbor, Peggy Scott (Jerry) of Roy, Linda Burns (Ben) of Graham, half brother Larry Shumaker (Dixie) of Van Buren AK, half sister Shirley Carmichael (John) of Sumner, 15 nieces and nephews, and 21 great nieces and nephews. He will be truly missed by his Team Penning and Back Country Horsemen family. He was preceded in death by his father (Wayne), mother (Margaret), sister (Donna Jean) and his beloved horse Winner. A memorial service will be held Saturday Jan 24, 2009 at 11 am at Mountain View Funeral Home Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Virginia E. Taylor (Dec. 31, 1923 ~ Jan. 17, 2009) Virginia Taylor’s story is reserved to people of a disappearing generation. Her father left Finland to avoid conscription by the infamous General Bobrikov into the Russian Army under Czar Nicholas II. Her father’s employer could neither spell nor pronounce his name (Kiilunen), so he changed it to Erickson. Her mom was also Finnish, with a name even harder to pronounce. Virginia’s dad died when she was only 4. She was raised in Seattle by her mother, Amelia, and older sister, Lillian, who worked hard to make ends meet through the Depression. Lillian started Virginia at the Cornish Institute, where she started violin lessons at age 8 — the event which would define her life. She was also a serious student, graduating second in Lincoln High School’s 1941 class. At 18 she joined the Seattle Symphony, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, where she played with some of the world’s leading musicians, including Isaac Stern, Percy Grainger and Andre Kostelanetz. But symphony work didn’t pay well, so she also played violin and guitar in several dance bands, including the “all-girl” Melodears. She also attended the U.W. as funds allowed, where she met her husband, Renwick, a french horn player. He joined her in the Symphony after their 1947 marriage. They moved to Tacoma in 1949 for Ren’s job. Like most women of her generation, her interests yielded to her husband’s career, children and a household — and teaching violin lessons. She joined the Tacoma Symphony, where she was concertmistress from 1956 until 1971. She also taught elementary strings in the Clover Park District from 1963 until 1971. Virginia was a good cook, but at the end of the month even she could not make canned salmon taste good. She always tried to convince us that salmon burgers were no different than hamburgers. She made sure we did homework and insisted we take piano lessons. May she be forgiven. By the time her boys were in high school/college, we had moved to Spokane. Virginia was the Spokane Symphony’s assistant concertmaster throughout her time there. And when Ren entered politics, she devoted countless hours to his many campaigns. Ren and Virginia returned to Tacoma for retirement. After Ren’s 1991 death, Virginia started life on her own, leading a full and happy life during those years. She traveled, kept up her music (playing paying gigs into her later 70s), went to countless grandchildren’s concerts, track meets, baseball games, etc. She served as president of The League of Women Voters, was a voracious reader, and was always well up on current events, reading two newspapers each day with her coffee. She was always ready to discuss the latest news from any corner of the world Virginia had three sons, Ross (Pam), Mark (Edit), and Paul (Gail), and stepson Clark Onstad (Sheila). She had 9 grandchildren. Big surprise B she taught some of them to play the violin. Virginia led a good life, did good things for people, and made her small part of the world just a little bit better. We should all leave such a legacy. We will celebrate Virginia’s life on Saturday afternoon, January 24, 2009, at 2:00 o’clock In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Margaret F. Tikal Maggie, 89, passed away Jan. 12, 2009. Born Sept. 3, 1919 in Austin, Texas. She worked at Puget Sound Bank for 27 years. She loved airplanes and was the first women to solo a flight in Uvalde, Texas at the age of 20. She spent most of her life traveling with her husband and their 2 daughters while he served in the Air Force. Mom was the most kind and loving mother and grandmother anyone could hope for. Maggie is survived by her husband Jerry of 64 years, daughters Jackie Hart and Jeri Wright and granddaughter Tiffany Wright. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, 2 brothers and sister. There are no words to describe how much she will be missed. Private services were held at Tahoma National Cemetery Jan. 20th. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Maggie’s name to the Alzheimer Assn. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
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