Margaret E. Nowocin
(Thank you Lord)
Born on March 13, 1919 in Tacoma, Washington to Laurence and Gabriel Grotz. Margaret passed away peacefully on February 2, 2009 at Orchard Park Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tacoma, WA in the presence of her sons, Ronald and Joseph.
Margaret attended Fife High School, worked many years at Mary Bridge Children‚Äôs Hospital, and did volunteer work at Allenmore Hospital. She was a very loving and caring wife and mother, and especially enjoyed gardening and taking care of her pets.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley in 1983, brother Larry, and sister Anna. In addition to her sons, Ronald and Joseph, she is survived by her brother Charles, and grandchildren Michael and Carrie. Her sons wish to thank the management and staff of Orchard Park for their kind and compassionate care of their mother during the last several years of her life.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, February 6, 2009 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Richard W. Hopkins was born June 11, 1933 in Tacoma and passed away on January 31, 2009. He is preceded in death by mother Virginia (Owens) Donnelly and father Fay Hopkins. He is survived by his brother Paul. Dick was a graduate of Lincoln High School, PLU and SDSC. He served in the Armed Forces Far East Command. Dick married his wife and best friend Helen on June 5, 1959. In 1988 he retired from the Clover Park School District as an Administrator. He had two children: Greg Hopkins and Pamela Jackson along with three grandchildren Stacy & Jeffrey Jackson of Puyallup and Kelli Hopkins of Rainier. He carried on a good fight with CKF (Chronic Kidney Failure) and MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). Special thanks to Oncologist Dr. Chris Chen and the staff of the infusion clinic at both TG and Allenmore. Also thanks to Nephrologist Dr. Thomas Martin and the staff at St. Joseph Dialysis Clinic. Dick was an elder and member of the Manitou Park Presbyterian Church. Burial service will be private at Mountain View Memorial Park followed by memorial service at Manitou Park Presbyterian Church, located 6613 S. Cheyenne Tacoma WA. 98409 at 11am February 5th, 2009. In lieu of flowers make a donation to Dick’s church or your charity. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Dorothy F. Williamson Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend On 1/29/2009 Dorothy joined her family in Heaven. She was born to Clementina and Gerard Ruvo on 10/22/1920. She lived in Tacoma, WA all her life. In 1949 she married her husband Vaughn. Together they have two daughters, Donna Alexander (Gary) of Olympia, WA, and Deanie Ferris of Tacoma, WA. Her only grandchild, Taylor Ferris, was the brightest light of her life. She is also survived by her younger brother, Gerard “JR” Ruvo of Tacoma, WA, pet “Little Girl” and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy enjoyed shopping “till you drop”, gardening, music, dancing, playing Blackjack and Bingo, had a great sense of humor and making everything beautiful. Her passion was cooking. She owned and operated the Hob Nob Cafe, The Pine Cone Cafe and Tacoma Bar & Grill. She had a brilliant mind for business and was a tremendous success because she absolutely loved what she did. If her health would have allowed it, she would still be working because retirement was not for her. She was much younger than her years. She was a very strong, generous, loving person who was always there for her family. She loved life. Her family would like to thank two outstanding nurses of Tacoma General Hospital who provided tender, loving care during the last days of her life, Jessica (ICU) and Simon (6J). Thank you for all the memories and teaching us so many things so we can make it on our own. We all miss you. In honor of Dorothy’s wishes no services will be held, and asked us to extend her message of love to all. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Lung Association, Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation or National Emphysema Foundation. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.