Betty Caroline (Izett) Haley April 3, 1922 – January 31, 2009 Betty was born in Oak Harbor, WA, the daughter of Carl and Vera Izett. She graduated from Colfax HS, attended WSC, worked as a telephone operator, and in September, 1942, married Howard Haley. After moving to Lakewood in 1957 she was active in the local AFS, placing and hosting several foreign exchange students. She was involved with the Lakes Festival committees, several Villa Plaza promotions and events, and the beginnings of the Lakewood Methodist Church. She loved to travel and played lots of golf. Betty was known for her quick wit, her very correct social and linguistic skills and her appreciation of the arts. Her friends were friends for life. She is survived by her four children, Judy (Howard) Nettleton of Yelm, WA; Mick Haley of Vancouver, WA; Dennis (Marge) Haley of Rogue River, OR; and Jim (Bobbe) Haley of Olympia, WA; a brother, Jim (Lois)EIzett of Oakridge, OR; and sisters Virginia (Brick) Leever of Everett, WA and Helen (Jack) Odell of Portland, OR; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A family service will be held in her honor. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. “Mom, Thank you for the music.” Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Candida Julia Zylawski July 30, 1934 ~ Feb. 10, 2009 Candida Julia Zylawski, born July 30, 1934 in New York City, NY. The youngest of 7 children, Candy was very close with her brothers and sisters. She was raised with strong family values. Candy graduated high school and met a young man named Henry A. Zylawski. Henry and Candy were married and had two children, Richard and John. Mom loved making flower arrangements, Christmas ornaments, and all kinds of crafts. She loved gardening. Candy was a flamboyant dresser, loved dancing. Everyone who met her loved her because she was a most loving and giving person. She was very strong throughout all of her illnesses. But we know we will see her and our father soon. We love you, Mom. Thank you for everything. Candida is survived by John and Richard and loving granddaughter, Christina Zylawski. Services will be held 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 15, 2009, in the Aspen Chapel in the Celebration of Life Center at Mountain View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Charlotte M. Conn Born Jan. 25, 1929, Charlotte passed away after a three-year struggle with cancer on Feb. 11, 2009. A loving wife, mother, sister, and friend, she is survived by her sons John, Rick and Gary, her daughter Diane, and her grandchildren Jimmy and Aubrey. Three of her 7 siblings remain: Doris, Thelma and Evelyn. Charlotte spent her remaining days comfortably in the company of friends, family and two beloved dogs. Today, Charlotte joins her darling, late husband Ivar Eric. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Garden Chapel. (253) 584-0252 Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Grace Francess Guiler Gardening with God Grace Francess Guiler left this earth to be with her beloved husband, Edwin L. Guiler, on February 10, 2009. As a devoted wife, she was married to Edwin for 45 years. She was born on February 13, 1925 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In October 1956, Grace married Edwin and eventually made her home in Tacoma, Washington with her husband and 5 children in 1965 after traveling as a military wife. She was a loving and supportive mother and mother-in-law to children Sharon, Yolanda (Barham), Humberto, Norma, Ed and Angelina DeWindt-Smith (step daughter), and son-in-law Bruce Barham. She will also be missed by sisters-in-law Magdalene Abraham and Enid Guiler, cousins Ellen Newton Prince and Valarie Newton Jacobs, and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She was an active member of St. Joseph – St. John Episcopal Church in Lakewood for many years. As an avid gardener, Grace spent her spare time caring for her flowers and vegetable gardens. Viewing will be February 2 from 1-9pm. A service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 21, 2009, in the Mountain View Valley Chapel, with reception immediately following in the Celebration of Life Reception Hall. For detailed obituary visit www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Mead C. McDonald 1932 – 2009 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, sadly lost his battle with cancer on February 11, 2009. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the eldest son of Charles and Doris McDonald. Graduated from Clover Park High School in 1950, where he was the goalie for the championship hockey team. Mead enjoyed his class reunions and Ancient Warriors breakfast gatherings. He went on to graduate from the University of Puget Sound in 1954, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and met the love of his life, Janice Beitz. Mead was the owner of Parkland Western Auto Licensing, where he worked for 45 years. He loved people and his community. He was an active member of the Parkland Access Safety Association, Spana-Park Lions Club, and Garfield Street Association. He enjoyed travel, square dancing, and loved Maui. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived and loved by his wife of 56 years, Janice, sons David (Sally Sue), Kevin (Leann), Jill Beauchene (David), and Lisa Farley (Mike). Most of all he loved his grandchildren, Jena Beauchene, David Beauchene Jr., Charlie McDonald, Sean McDonald, Maggie McDonald, and Ben McDonald. We would like to thank the team at Virginia Mason, and Dr. Jon Bernardo, for all of their care and support. Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland at 2p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mead McDonald to Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dept. of Hematology/Oncology, Attn: Trudy McKenzie, 1100 9th Ave C2-Hem, Seattle, WA 98111. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Desiree Amor Moran “La Huera” 4/3/1979 – 2/12/2009 Desiree *La Huera* passed away peacefully with her family, pastor and Our Lord Jesus at her side. God has set her soul free from all the pain and suffering she endured here on Earth. Desiree was 29 years old with multiple health problems when she passed. She had suffered from a heart attack and is now in paradise with the Lord. She was a very strong woman with a big heart and a lot of love. She loved people and showed great kindness. We love her and will miss her dearly. At this time we would like to thank all medical personnel who were involved with Desiree’s health care. The St. Joseph’s Dialysis unit, their staff members, Dr Dempster and Dr Hannigan. There are just too many doctors and nurses to name. The family would also like to thank Copes Aging & Long Term Care, Maria Ancich, Desiree’s case manager and the Puyallup Tribe for their support in the use of their facilities. We would also like to thank Pastor Luis Parada (La Aldea De Betania), Pastor Nils Leksen (Church for All nations). Desiree was preceded in death by her grandpa “PaPa” Clifford Flanery, and is survived by her daughter Anjelica, Kathy (mother), Raul (Father), Victor (Fianc ), (sisters) Leah/Byron and Emiliana, (brothers) Mandel and Rudy, (Grandma) Dusty and (Great Grandma) Verna, aunts uncles, cousins, nieces and nephew — too many to name. Viewing will be held on Tuesday 2-17-2009 from 11:00am- 9:00pm, and services will be held at 11:00am 2-18-2009 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Wa 98499 (Phone) 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Winifred Muriel Burke Phillips Born June 18th, 1920; passed away February 11, 2009. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. The time for the memorial, to be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, can be viewed on the Mountain View Funeral Home website, www.mountainviewtacoma.com . Please visit the site to sign the guestbook and view pictures of her life.
Charles Richard Runland, age 84, passed away in Enumclaw on Feb. 8, 2009 and was buried at Tahoma National Cemetery on Feb. 11. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, sons Michael (Judy), Terrence, and 4 grandchildren. He was a WWII survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from Boeing after 36 years. Memorial service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Enumclaw on Mon. Feb. 23 at 11am. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Wallace Thorp Born July 21, 1927, Wallace passed away peacefully January 31, 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by daughter Lorie (Dave), sons Randy (Diann) and Brad (Liz), seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A private family service is planned. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Florence L. Wood was born Sept. 28, 1922 at Purdy, WA. She passed away on Feb. 13, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband James R. Wood and her daughter Gayle L. Grover. She leaves behind two sons, James A. and David R. Wood, also two sisters, Catherine Roy of Dickinson, TX and Sarah Johnston of Seattle, WA. She has 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews. Florence lived 50 years in the Kapowsin area. She belonged to the Eagles and the Seniors in Eatonville. Services will be in the Mountain View Garden Chapel in Tacoma on Thursday the 19th at 2:00, with burial following. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Jetta Gae (Heidt) Lovell, born November 17, 1912, Challis, ID Passed away February 13, 2009 at Tacoma Lutheran Home Predeceased: Father Jacob Daniel Heidt, Mother Magdalene (Lena) Dellen Heidt Sister: Florence Mae Heidt Mayo, Brothers: Predeceased Donald Fredrick Heidt, sister in law Rena Roffatto Heidt, Jay Dellen Heidt (Myrtle Munson Heidt still living) Children: Herbert Ringquist and Arthur Dellen Ringquist (Linda). Survived by her children: Alan Ringquist (Jewell), Leilani ‘I-Lovell, Nani Lovell Walczak (Wayne), ‘Iokepa Hanalei ‘Imaikalani (Inette) and Momi Fernandez (Perry). She was also blessed with 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She operated power sewing machines for Harmon’s Mattress Factory, Day’s Tailor D, Eddie Bauer and Green River Sportswear. She held offices and participated in the Waller Road Grange #1111, 5th Degree Pomona, 7th Degree State Grange, Hawai`i 50th Club and Wakinikona Hawaiian Club and volunteered at Tacoma Lutheran Home. Family requests no flowers. Her ashes will be spread in Nawiliwili Harbor, Kaua`i where the ashes of Henry Lovell were also spread in 1990. The entire family wishes to thank all the employees of Tacoma Lutheran Home whom our Mother considered her Friends. To those, with their loving care while she was at the Care Center, witnessed her taking her final journey and with their help, she did it peacefully, we are all eternally grateful. Donations may be made in the name of Jetta Gae Lovell to Tacoma Lutheran Home, 1301 North Highlands Parkway, Tacoma, WA 98406, Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care, 2901 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, WA 98466 or charity of your choice. Memorial services will be held Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Celebration of Life Building, reception following in the same facility. Arrangements are being provided by Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Tacoma, WA 98499, 253.584.0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
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