Sandra Joy Hentze Sandra Joy (Reynoldson) Hentze, born on 11/12/36 in Tacoma, passed away on March 1st. She graduated from Stadium High School and The University of Puget Sound with a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry. She adored animals and treasured her grandchildren. Vivacious and outgoing, she enjoyed helping others. She is survived by her brother Jon Reynoldson; son Andrew Swanson; two daughters, Karla (John) Anderson and Kimberly Swanson; and two grandchildren. Services to be held at Mountain View Funeral Home, Lakewood, WA, on Friday March 6th. Viewing from 11:00- 1:00pm; graveside services at 1:30 pm. Donations in her honor can be made to the Pierce County Humane Society.
Donald M. Nelson Beloved child of God, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 1, 2009. Don was born July 31, 1914 to Ollie and Dianitha Nelson in Burley, ID. As a teenager during the depression he worked on a gold dredge in Warren, ID and went on to being a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was retired out of the power house in SAGE at McChord as shift foreman. Don is survived by his wife Myrna of Puyallup, daughter Carma Lea Prater (David), grandson Donald, son Dean, stepson Randle Matson (Nancy), grandchildren Brian and Katie, stepson Royce Matson (Vela) grandson Christian. Don was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years Louise. Don was an avid baseball fan. He had a wonderful sense of humor, even laughing at himself. Not letting his disabilities hinder him. We loved him and will miss him so much. Memorial donations can be made to Edgewood Bible Church’s parking lot fund. Memorial Service, Fri. March 6th at 11am at Valley Bible Church, 14024 Stewart Road East, Sumner, WA
Doris A. Nielsen, 89, of Lakewood, Washington, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009 at her residence. Doris was born December, 11, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Doris and her beloved husband, Axel, were married June 24, 1941. Doris worked with Axel in the baking industry throughout her working career. She was a talented, creative cake decorator. The only time they were apart was during World War Two and since Axel’s passing in 2003. Doris retired in 1986. Together Doris and Axel built a 40-foot, wooden schooner, “The Robert L.” They launched the boat in 1986, and it is still being sailed by her family. Doris was a loving wife to Axel for 62 years and dedicated herself to her family and friends. Doris is survived by her son, Larry; daughters, Shirley Pollock and Jeanne Wohlford; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The memorial service to celebrate Doris’s life will be held at the United Lutheran Church, 1231 South 76th St., Tacoma, Washington. The service will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers. Please sign the 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.