Brian McArthur “Gone Fishing” The rivers of Western Washington will never be the same again. “B Mac” has gone. That would be Brian McArthur, the most avid steelhead fisherman the world has ever known. His nickname came from his website, steelhead notebook. Check it out. Brian was born in Tacoma on July 21, 1959 and passed away Feb. 12, 2009. He was a 29-year employee at Washington Natural Gas and Puget Sound Energy where he served most recently as a Construction Manager. A graduate of Wilson high, he spent two years at Pierce College prior to his PSE career. He is survived by his companion of nearly 20 years, Karen Kim, and her children Malea and Derek (Jessica) and four grandchildren, his parents Arlene and Doug McArthur, brother Sandy (Sun Hwa), and sister Kari Gander (Darin), nieces Brittany Cure and Grace McArthur. The family was overwhelmed by the number of visitors he had in the final week of his life at Good Samaritan hospital and the many fish stories that were told, so full of joy and “lies”. Thanks to Dr. Michael X. Liao and his staff who treated his Melanoma and subsequent brain cancer. The family is honoring his wish for cremation at Mountain View, with his ashes to be scattered at the Hoh river. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. at the Tacoma Elks Lodge. Consider this your invitation.
Darlene L. McCoy July 4, 1954 – February 15, 2009 Viewing will be at Mt. View Funeral Home Friday 2/20/2009 from 1pm to 9pm. Services will be held Saturday 10am at Mt. View Valley Chapel. Reception to follow at family home.
Virginia M. Potts Born Virginia M. Pentecost Sept. 1, 1920 and passed away February 12, 2009. In 1989, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Art. She is survived by daughter Diane Edwards of Puyallup, sons Ray Potts of Florida, and Gary Potts of Puyallup. Services will be held @ Mt. View Funeral Home on Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:00 in the Garden Chapel with a reception immediately following in the Celebration of Life Reception Hall. Please visit www.mountainviewtacoma.com to view/sign the guest book and read more about Virginia’s life.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.