Edward L. “Nip” Everett, 78, loving father, brother and friend passed away surrounded by his family at his Lakewood home, on Feb. 1, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. Nip was born Aug. 24,1930, in Tacoma to Eric and Patricia Everett and attended Lincoln H.S. He served in the USAir Force and worked for the Federal Prison System at McNeil Island as Superintendent of Electronic Industries until he retired in 1980. Shortly thereafter, he started up his own business, NEPNA Co. He was a member of the Lakewood Masonic Lodge and Tacoma Elks. An avid sports fan, he ran track in H.S., played semi-pro baseball while in the Air Force, bowled for many years, and loved fishing and going to the Seahawks games. He follows in death wife Eleanor “Poggey” and is survived by: daughters Linda (German), Patricia (Mathusz), son Michael, grandchildren Tina (Baker), Ryan and Kim German, great grandson Darren, first wife Sandy, sisters Joanne (Hawn) and family, Gayle (Cammarano) and family, brother Gordon and family, along with many close friends, including Cecelia, and his beloved Yorkies; Bambam, Flower, and Sugar. Services will be held 10:00AM Sat., Feb. 7th, in the Aspen Chapel in the Celebration of Life Bldg. at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood. Reception following. Donations may be made in Nip’s name to www.sightlife.org
Iris Ruth (Fenton) Lawrence, 91, of Tacoma passed away peacefully on Friday morning, January 30, 2009 at her resident home, Franke Tobey Jones Retirement Estates. Iris was born in Tacoma, Washington on July 29, 1917. She was the oldest daughter of Delos McLain and Eva (Whitford) Fenton and was raised in the family home on S. 56th St. in Tacoma. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma in 1936, and married Otto Reuben Lawrence, also from Tacoma, August 21, 1945. Iris and Otto lived for many years in West Seattle, where they raised their three children. Iris spent most of her adult life as a homemaker, wife and mother, and in later years was active in her husband’s Kiwanis activities as well as Amaranth, to which she belonged with Otto. She enjoyed sewing and made much of her and her daughter’s apparel in the 1950’s and 60’s. She was also an excellent cook. Iris was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, in 1996 and son, Allan Eugene Lawrence, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Ann Force, of Nevada City, California, daughter Patricia Jo Hullin of Puyallup, grandsons Anthony Tucker Cirino and Clayton Ryan Cirino of Nevada County, California and John Allan Lawrence and granddaughter Diane Kay Lawrence, both of Tacoma, and daughter-in-law Sandra Lawrence of Tacoma. Iris was one of nine siblings and was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth, Bernard, Morris and Willard Fenton and sister Virginia (Fenton) Tichy. She is survived by sister Blanche (Fenton) Bamburg of Seattle and brothers Howard Fenton of Arizona and Ocean Shores, Washington and Hugh Fenton of Olympia. She is also survived by 22 nieces and nephews and their families, most of whom live in the Puget Sound area. A celebration of Iris’ life will be held in the spring at the home of her daughter-in-law, Sandra Lawrence.
Susan Lorraine Robinson Born April 16, 1953, Susan Lorraine Robinson passed away on Jan. 28, 2009. She was the youngest daughter of Lorraine and Karl Sturnick and a sister to Diane and Sandra. Susan expressed joy and love for her large family. She was positive, kind and comforting. Her work as an intake counselor at Western State Hospital and as a personal support counselor for Community Alternatives for People with Autism positively affected many lives. She graduated from Knapps Business College as a medical secretary. Her dog Shiloh was her ever-present companion. A funeral mass will be held at noon on Feb. 7, 2009, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church, 14601 A St. South, Tacoma, WA.
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’s 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.
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