Murray “Mr. C” Coleman, Jr. Passed away peacefully on April 2, 2009. Waiting to welcome him to his new home are his parents and two brothers. Murray was born on August 19, 1932 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He joined the Army and spent most of his military career at Fort Lewis, WA. After retiring he decided to make Tacoma home. He also retired from the Puyallup School District, where he served as Operations Supervisor. Murray was a member of the Golden Eagle Social Club, TREA #74, and Egyptian Lodge #44. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Ardangia “Mrs. C” Coleman, sons Dale (Lynette), Murray R, Terrance (Becky), Lawrence, and Darrin; stepson Delwyn R. Blanchard; daughters Janice (Christopher), Velma, and Sheila; brothers John Garrett (Mary), Charles Ray Garrett (Jinny), Odell Garrett (Dellah), O’Neal Garrett (Polly); sisters Bettye Brown and Julia Nell (Harvest) Robertson and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing will be from 1:00-9:00 PM on Thursday, April 9th at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on April 10th in the Valley Chapel, Mountain View Funeral Home. Repass immediately following the burial at the Golden Eagle Social Club, 5808 75th Street West, Lakewood, 98467. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Joe William Garcia, Jr SMSGT, USAF, Retired Joe was born on Aug 9, 1952 at Edwards AFB, CA to Joe and Johanna Garcia. That should have been an indication of the importance the Air Force would play in his life. He enlisted in 1970 as a Supply Technician and was honorably discharged in 1991 from the 62nd Supply Squadron at McChord. During those years he was stationed in Germany, Spain, Illinois, Washington and was decorated for his service in Desert Storm. Joe loved model airplanes and cars, along with any science fiction book or movie. He was a big Star Trek fan and watched those early episodes many times. Joe always had a joke for anyone he met; and how he loved his Tab and his gum! Anyone who knew him remembers his infectious smile. Preceded in death by his parents and survived by his wife, Carolyn and sons David (wife Tricia and son Xander), Brian and Sean. His sisters Rosita Garcia, Cynthia Lonctot and Johanna Irwin (Jon) along with numerous nieces and nephews will miss him dearly. After a courageous battle against Multiple Sclerosis, he went quietly in the early morning of April 5, 2009 into the arms of our Father and was welcomed by family members who have passed. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his honor to the National MS Society. Viewing will be at Mt. View Funeral Home Monday April 13th from noon until 9 P.M. Memorial service in the Mt. View Garden Chapel with full military honors Tuesday April 14th at 2:00 PM. Reception following.
Norman H. Harrell Norman H. Harrell was born November 22, 1932 and passed away at his home on April 2, 2009. After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a Chevron dealer for over 40 years. Norman is survived by his wife Margaret, his son Charles, daughter Mistine, as well as two grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Jessie Lee (O’Gwynn) Totty Jessie Lee (O’Gwynn)ETotty died in Tacoma, Washington on March 16, 2009. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.T. O’Gwynn, she was born in Montgomery, Alabama on November 14, 1917. She graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1934. In 1940 she married A.J. Totty, Jr. Jessie was a professional woman who worked for the Air Force for many years in Texas. She was known in the Northwest for her participation in International Toastmistress Clubs, primarily as International Vice President for Western Regions. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Abner J. Totty, III, and four brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter Syra Beth Puett, her grandchildren Caryl (John) Dowd, Robert (Terri) Puett, and Geoffrey (Linda Robson) Puett, two great-granddaughters, Juliana and Mariana Dowd, three nieces, and one nephew. The family wishes to thank Orchard Park and Franciscan Hospice for their loving care.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.