James Patrick Walls
James Patrick Walls (Jim) was born November 27, 1938, in Seattle, Washington. He graduated in 1957 from Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA.
Jim is survived by his wife, Sharon; three sons: Bill (Cathy), James, Timothy, Daniel (Melissa) , two daughters: Colleen and Victora, nine grandchildren: Sierra, Kyle, Kelly, Christopher, Matthew, Zachary, Levi, Ashlyn and Hailey, his mother, Marguerite and sister Diane.
As a young man he served in the army. He was a working longshoreman for almost thirty years. Jim held the office of business agent for local 23 of the I.L.W.U. He retired from longshoring in 2003.
After retiring, Jim and his son, James started their own business, advance cash.
He has fished commercially, for salmon, in Cordova, AK since 1983. Before that, he fished the Columbia River, and Willapa Bay and Puget Sound areas.
He was a member of the Elks Club in Valdeze, AK.
Jim had many loves: his family, hunting and fishing, his business, and lately, his writing group, in Key Center, WA.
Jim was a very talented man, who loved life and was much loved.
He always said he was never happier than when he had the wheels of his truck under him, heading out on another adventure.
He’s done it again….heading out on another great adventure, this time with wings.
Memorial services to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 28, 2009 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cardiology Program at Tacoma General Hospital, P.O. Box 5296, Tacoma, WA 98415.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
I.G. (Swede) Turnquist Born March 23, 1936 and passed away March 8, 2009. A gathering for friends and family will be at 12 noon on Friday, March 27, at Burs restaraunt in Lakewood. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Mary A. Holland, 88, died peacefully on March 19th. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband Willie one brother and her parents. She is survived by son William “Billy” Holland of Tacoma and many nieces and nephews. Mary had a passion for flowers an gardening and would never miss a chance to plant or work in the yard. She will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. A viewing will be held Thursday March 26, 2:00-9:00 pm. Services at 2:00pm Friday, March 27, 2009 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.