Lucille Cora Anderson was born in Duluth, Minnesota January 22, 1924. She passed away April 11, 2009 at Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, Washington. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lloyd Anderson; 3 daughters Corrine Pulley, Sandra (Len) Davis, Margaret (Greg) Smith; son Dennis Anderson; 3 brothers Raymond (Jo) Beyer, Ernest Beyer, Herman (Glenda) Beyer; sister Ida Malinosky; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Eloise Martin. Lucille loved crafts, flowers, and time with her family, especially at their beach cabin. She fulfilled a promise to her parents to graduate from high school and did so with her son in 1962. Viewing will be held from 1:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday April 14, 2009 at Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 Westgate Blvd. N., Tacoma, WA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Franciscan Foundation, PO Box 1501, Tacoma, WA 98401, 888-814-3740, or to Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 Westgate Blvd. N., Tacoma, WA. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Paul Anthony Holmes April 22, 1954 to April 8, 2009 He is survived by his parents and children; Elisha and Kyle, sisters: Mary, Cornease, and Carrie, and brother, Ron. Funeral services will be held 1pm, Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at True Vine Community Church of God In Christ, 5715 N. 33rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98407. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at
Mark “Eagle Eye” Kaytna September 7, 1965 – April 7, 2009 Mark was a devoted son, a gifted artist, an excellent cook and a loving friend. He loved to BBQ and ride Harleys. He is survived by his mother, his brother and sister, and his many friends. Viewing on Friday, April 17 from 1-9p.m. and also Saturday, April 18 from 8-11:30a.m. Funeral service on Saturday, April 18 at 1p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Valley Chapel. 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Lakewood, WA 98499 Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Janet Ann Talbert Janet Ann “Jan” was born November 26, 1941 and died peacefully on April 10, 2009. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and later received her nursing degree as an LPN; she loved her work and caring for others was her passion. She married her high school sweetheart, Gary, on May 3, 1963. She loved her church, singing, camping, sewing, and most of all being with family. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Gary, Step-Father, Gail Price, three daughters, Heidi Rinker (Duane), Alyse Russell (Paul) and Dayna Hersey (Stuart), grandchildren, Haley, Deven, Joey, Zachary, Lindsay and Ryan, Ryan and Danielle Rinker and one great granddaughter, Sophia. She is also survived by several nephews and a niece. She is preceded in death by her father, Rev. Earnest Durham, mother, Wilma Price, and her brother, Harold Durham. She will be honored at a memorial service at Tacoma First Church of God, 9401 “A” Street, Tacoma, on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to her church in her name. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Helen Jean Brady Helen Jean was born Aug. 7, 1914 in Tacoma, WA. For 90 years she lived on N. 29th St., and was blessed to peacefully pass in the home where she grew up, fell in love with her Irish sailor Pete, and raised her children Peter and Kathleen. The first time Pete surprised her with a stolen kiss, her heart was his. It was like “fireworks on the Fourth of July” she would often share. She said goodbye to her fianc , and instead married Pete on March 26, 1945, and began a joyous life adventure which ended temporarily in 1990 and resumed in Heaven April 10, Good Friday, 2009. Together again are Helen Jean and the love of her life, Pete, who called her “Smoogie.” Helen will be missed by her son Peter, daughter Kathleen and her husband Rick, grandson Chad and his wife Cindy, who is expecting Helen’s great-grandson in June, grandson Brady and his wife Margarita, and many nieces and nephews. Helen’s best friend of 92 years, Sigrid Sowell, lunched with coupons and played Skip-bo with her every Friday, and was reminiscing with Kathleen and Kristi about the trip to Sun Valley when Helen left us. There is no question that Helen Jean had it her way, steadfastly remaining in her treasured home, renewing her driver’s license at 94 years, and relishing her own independent spirit, which was an inspiration to us all. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Mulitcare Hospice, Dr. Allison Odenthal, and special angels Dianna Taylor, Kathy Gaeth, and Michelle Wood. Donations in her honor may be sent to Multicare Hospice or Mary Bridge Orthopedic Children’s Hospital. Helen was a 60-year member of the Martha Webb Wilson Orthopedic Guild. A memorial service for Helen will be celebrated Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 2:00pm in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
Annelies Brevik was born in Oppeln, Germany and resided in Tacoma for over 50 years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed traveling, dancing, fishing, gardening, playing cribbage and spending time with friends and family. She passed away peacefully on April 11th at home with her family after fighting a long battle against cancer. Annelies is survived by her children Dolores Roscow, Monika Brevik, Robert Brevik, Michael Brevik, Peter Kost, granddaughter Rachel Brevik, Significant Other Lloyd Stinson, lifetime friend Maria Cieplik, her faithful dog Georgette and a large extended family. Services will be held Sat. April 18th at 10 am in the Valley Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home. All are welcome. Please no lilies.
KATHLEEN ANNIE CORMIER Born September 18, 1908 in Tenbury, Worcester, England, passed away April 12, 2009. Predeceased by husband Gilbert T. in 1972, and a son Raymond Norris in 1935. She is survived by a son, Ted, and a daughter Jill Furseth (Barney), three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. No formal service will be held, except for a private family graveside inurnment. In lieu of flowers, making a donation in her name to the charity of your choice would be very much appreciated.
Audry Jo Handy June 9, 1940 to April 11, 2009 Preceded in death by her husband Barry and survived by her sons: Marty (Dee Dee), Michael (Chris), Tim (Sandra), Dwayne (Tony). Grandchildren: Mikey (Teresa), Lyndsy, Joey (Amber), TJ, Ben, Justin, and Nikki. Great Grandchildren: Aidan and Makayla. Services will be held at 2 pm Friday April 17 at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Valley Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA. There will be a viewing on Thursday April 16 from noon to 9 pm. The family thanks you all for your love and prayers.
William S. Kittrell Col. U.S. Army Ret. William S. Kittrell Col. U.S. Army Ret., passed away at Madigan Hospital on Friday, the 10th of April 2009 from complications of an auto accident. Col. Kittrell (“Bill”) was born April 25th 1920 in Wallace, Id. He earned a BA degree from Linfield College with continued education at University of Oregon and Stanford University. Bill joined the Army in 1940 and went on to a well decorated 33 year career serving in both WWII and Vietnam. Col Kittrell retired in October 1973 at Ft. Lewis, Wa. After retirement, Bill went to work at the Port of Tacoma where for 21 years he managed the real estate properties for the Port. Bill was very active in the local community in the Kiwanis and the local Chambers of Commerce for Lakewood and Tacoma. Bill served on numerous civic committees including the Regional Area Mobility Program, Military Affairs and Lakewood Citizens Transportation Committee. He is survived by Eve, his wife of 49 years; three sons Bill, Chester (Jennette) and Guy; two daughters Susan (Col. Joe Gill) and Trudy and seven grandchildren; Kevin, Kurtis, Rachel, Ryan, Kylee, Blake and Tara. He is also survived by his sister Melcena Brixey. Memorial Service will be held at 1200 on 16 April at the Mt. View Funeral Home. Internment will be on Friday at 0915 in the Tahoma National Cemetery. A reception will be held after the Memorial Service on Thursday.
ELSIE M. MILFORD APRIL 10, 1914 ~ APRIL 10, 2009 Elsie M. Milford passed from our presence in the early morning of Friday, April 10, 2009, her 95th birthday. Elsie was the third of six children born to Philip Sr. and Elsie Walesby. She was born in a home near 56th and Thompson, in Tacoma; however during the majority of her youth she lived with her parents and siblings in the large family home at 801 North “L” St. She was a 1933 graduate of Stadium High School. In November 1934 she married Murray “Doug” Whipple. In 1939 they had one son, Cliff. Elsie and Doug later divorced. In September 1944 Elsie married Charles “Chuck” Sanderson. Elsie and Chuck had one son, Bruce. Chuck preceded her in death in November 1985. In June 1988 Elsie married Donald L. Milford. To her delight that marriage added two step-daughters, a step-son, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren – although Elsie never regarded them as “step-children” – they were always “just a few more of her kids.” They were her family – and they all regarded her as “Mom” or Grandma.” After nine wonderful years of marriage (not one harsh word was spoken between Elsie and Don in the entire nine years). Don unexpectedly passed away in 1997. Elsie was an optimistic soul and as gentle a spirit as the soft pastel colored wardrobe which was almost her trademark. She always viewed the glass as half full. No one ever offended her to the point that she was unable to forgive them. She always had a smile to greet old friends or new. Everyone who entered her life became “special.” Any gathering of friends or family was a reason for celebration. Holidays, birthdays anniversaries, picnics, or “just because” brought excitement to her. Decorating the house for Easter, or Christmas, or Thanksgiving was looked forward to for weeks. She, truly, celebrated life each day. Her appreciation of music extended from Western to semi-classical, to big-bands. Her favorite Christmas carol was “Silent Night”, and her favorite religious song was “In the Garden.” And, oh, how she loved to dance. It was not just a recreation. It was a passion – from high school afternoon matinee dances, to the ball rooms of the 40’s and 50’s to neighborhood basement parties. She found pleasure in yard work, canning fruits and vegetables, digging clams, camping, knitting, needle point, playing cards, family gatherings, travelling, cooking, reading novels and staying up until the wee hours of the morning watching old movies on television. But, without doubt, her greatest pleasure was the opportunity to take care of, and spoil beyond measure, her grandchildren. Over the years Elsie was affiliated with several Christian churches. However, in the end she attended St. Charles Borromeo. As the years progressed her hearing became impaired and it was difficult for her to hear the spoken word from the pulpit. But, she made it a point to sit as near as possible to the choir and found joy in the ministry of music. She looked forward to being involved in her children’s activities. She was a Cub Scout den mother and, it seems, was always a “home room Mom” and active in the PTA. She held several office positions in the Franklin Grade School PTA and was the first recipient of that organization’s Golden Acorn Award. As her boys progressed to Junior High School she remained involved in most anything in which her sons had an interest. The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the Franciscan Hospice staff, especially Gina, R.N. and Chaplain Sherry, for their kindness, guidance and never-ending physical and spiritual care for Mom and the family in recent months. The family also wishes to recognize Dr. Richard Waltman and his staff for their compassionate care over the years and those staff members at the Wynwood Allenmore Assisted Living facility who consistently went “above and beyond” to make Mom’s life as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Elsie is survived by sons, Cliff Whipple of Tumwater and Bruce Sanderson (Jo Anne) of Sumner; a sister Dorothy Hagen, Allyn; daughter-in-law Carole Whipple, Renton; an “adopted daughter” Joan Flowerbird, Olympia; son Michael Milford (Jane), Yakima; daughters Patricia Isard (Geoff), Vernon, B.C.; and Lynda Baccetti (Rod), Port Orchard; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren (with two more on the way), and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Elsie was preceded in death by brothers Roy, Philip, Jr., and Robert Walesby, and sister Ethel J. Bowman. There will be a private family burial on Thursday, April 16 followed by a memorial service in the Aspen Chapel at 1:00. The burial and memorial service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Franciscan Hospice Foundation, 2901 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, WA 98467, or the Tacoma Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1912, Tacoma, WA 98401. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Marilyn Caldwell Richardson 2-24-1940 – 4-10-09 Marilyn went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2009. She was devoted to her family. She is survived by husband, Lloyd Richardson, daughter Terry Ward, son Jerry Caldwell, grandkids and great grandchildren as well as many family and friends. Service will be held at Roots of David, Thur. April 16, 2009 at 12:00pm, viewing at 10:30, graveside service will follow at 1:30 at Mountain View Funeral Home.
Glenna May Rudolph 4-22-1920 – 4-13-2009 After a rich, full life, Glenna passed away peacefully on April 13, 2009. She will be honored at her service by sons Alan, Earl, Jim and Don Bacon, Lee Mattox, Dennis and Chuck Rudolph, and her sisters Wanda Salvesen and Verna Harkins. Services to celebrate Glenna’s life will be held on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM in the Mountain View Garden Chapel, Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .