Diane Marie Bill Surrounded by her family, our beloved daughter, sister and aunt passed onto the arms of her Savior on February 27, 2009. Diane will forever be the family’s guardian angel remembered for her kind nature, calming presence and strong faith. Diane was born February 24, 1951 in Tacoma, WA to Felker and Dora Bill. Diane was a proud enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. With a gentle heart and a beautiful smile she took great joy in the simple pleasures of life. Her family and faith were the most important things in her life. “Auntie Di” loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and had a personal relationship with each. She will be greatly missed by never forgotten. Diane was preceded in death by her father Felker Bill. She is survived by her mother Dora Bill, her brothers Wayne Bill (Virginia) and Ken Bill (Cathy), and her sister Alretta Howard, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life and graveside service will take place on March 3rd, 2009 starting at 11:00am in the Garden Chapel at the Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery. A dinner at the Tacoma Indian Baptist Church will follow.
Laura Louise Umphenour (Owens) After 88 great years, Louise Umphenour passed away February 22, 2009. She was born September 13, 1920, in Lusk, Wyoming and was one of 5 children. She married Rex D. Umphenour on September 14, 1940, and built a wonderful life with him. They moved to Shelton, Washington in 1949 where Louise worked for Rayonier Inc. for twenty years. They had two daughters, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her beloved husband of 55 years passed away November 9, 1995. His passing broke all our hearts but she showed us all her resilience and revealed sides we hadn’t previously seen as she continued to carry his spirit. Her strength was always apparent, both inner and outer. She is survived by her two daughters Georgia Thronson (Wayne) of Fircrest, Washington and Barbara Claxton of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren, Brad Thronson of Chandler, Arizona, Deanna Thronson of Fircrest, Washington and Stephen Claxton of Columbus, Ohio, and five great-grandchildren. I have had the privilege to know four grandparents and three great-grandparents. With Grandma’s passing, I no longer have that living force in my life. But I do have everything they taught me and all the stories they told — each one in their own special and significant way. I am thrilled that Grandma got to meet and got to know my son, Rex. As I honor my Grandparents in giving him that name, I also have a constant reminder to instill in him all the good they offered to me.
Maude Elizabeth Alleman was born June 17, 1912 in Duluth, MN. She passed away peacefully February 26, 2009 in Tacoma, WA. She is survived by daughter Beverly Friend (Bill), two sons, George Nelson (Janice) and Donald Nelson of Tacoma, daughter Marilynn Lovell (Jack) of Honolulu, step-son Douglas Nelson (Gert) of Duluth, MN, brothers Ed Larkins, Frances Larkins and sister Betty Johnson of Tacoma, WA. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens. She was a past Vice President of the local United Garment Workers Union and for many years worked in the tailoring business in Tacoma. She was past Royal Matron of the Lincoln Court of The Amaranth Lodge. She was also a fifty-year member of the Moose Lodge. At the age of 85 she earned her G.E.D. (Good for you, Mom). A Memorial service will be held Sat., March 7, 2009 at 1:00PM in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home. Viewing will be Friday, March 6, 2009 from 1-8PM. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Assn. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Paul Duane Poyner died peacefully surrounded by his family on February 22, 2009 at his home in Dupont, WA. He was born in Everett, WA November 21, 1928. He was employed by the Olympia Brewing company for 32 years. Paul was a dedicated and loving family man and enjoyed gardening and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sylvia, sons Rick, Jeff (Suzanne), stepsons Ward Dunn (Lagean), Wayne Dunn (Kat), brother Armouse (Cathryn), and 5 grandchildren, Nigel, Ben, Zachary, Andrew and Ian; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Auda, daughter Paulette, grandson Brian, brothers Gordon, Shed, and sister Deloris. A private family gathering will be held. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Esteban (Steve) Rios Nezer Ben Reyes Born in Elko, NV 7/12/1952; passed into the arms of the Lord 1/26/2009. Services were held at Mountain View Funeral Home. He is survived by wife Carrie Rios, their 3 children, his 3 adult children, and many siblings and other relatives. He was a loving father, Pa-Pa, and good friend, always helping others less fortunate. We will all miss his passion for life, his humor, love of music, hospitality, and love of Torah. We will always love and remember him!
Beverly Jane Trummert Went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Beverly was born in Tacoma on June 20, 1923 to Hugh and May (Doeg) Smith. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Dwaine “Skeet” Wesley Trummert in 1974 and her sister Mavis Elizabeth Smith Swift in 2003. A member of Mount Tahoma Baptist Church, she was a longtime treasurer of the Ladies Activity Group. She and Skeet were charter members (#19) of the Tacoma Webfooters Jeep Club. At the age of 71 she retired from See’s Candies, but her main role in life was always that of wife and mother. She is survived by four children, Dwaine Wesley Trummert, Jr. of Puyallup, Janis Eileen Trummert Young (Dennis) of Olympia, Diane Elizabeth Trummert D’Andrea (David) of Tacoma and Brent Alvin Trummert of Tacoma; one sister, Shirley Hazen of Tacoma; two brothers, Hugh L. Smith (Joan) of Oregon and Phillip Smith (Esther) of University Place; and one brother-in-law, Eldon “Pete” Trummert of Olympia; eleven grandchildren, Dwaine Wesley Trummert, III (Deanne) of University Place, Rachel Lorraine Trummert (James Barnett) of Puyallup, Justin Jon Legarsky (Janice) of Columbia, MO, Richard Christopher Young of Olympia, Michael Frederick Young of Boyds, Shannon Rene D’Andrea Ryan (Jason) of University Place, Bethany Jane D’Andrea Boustedt (Chris) of University Place, David Alan D’Andrea, Jr. of Tacoma, Jacob Wesley D’Andrea of Tacoma, Brent Dwaine Trummert (Wendi) of Puyallup, Kyle Sonny Trummert of Tacoma; ten great-grandchildren, Dana May Trummert of University Place, Carson Quinten Barnett of Puyallup, Elizabeth Lynn Legarsky and Alexander Scott Lagarsky of Columbia, MO, Michael Jonathon Young of Boyds, Tabitha Anne Ryan of University Place, twins Christopher Allen and Christian Leigh Boustedt of University Place, Kailey Noel Trummert and Alexis Madison Trummert of Puyallup, and many nephews and nieces. A memorial service and reception will be held at Mt. Tahoma Baptist Church at 5220 74th St. W., Lakewood on Sat., Mar. 7, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Mount Tahoma Baptist Church.
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