John W. Elza Died April 13, 2009 in a Tacoma Hospital. Services will be held Thurs. 4-16-09 at Tahoma National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
In Loving Memory Bette J. LaBrie, 88, fondly remembered as “long ball Bette”, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Bette was born in Ringling, Montana to Stephen and Sadie Boyce. She earned her nursing degree from Montana State and soon after was deployed into the eighth Army 5th Air Corps in Japan during World War II. Bette served as a nurse for 50 years for her country and community. As one of the 50 original members of Oakbrook Golf and Country Club, she loved to play golf, and win, with the ladies on Thursdays. That’s where she earned her nickname for the longest drive. Bette is survived by her husband of 59 years, Wally, brothers Robert and Gordon Boyce, sons and their wives, Howard & Dana, David &EHelen, Myron & Carol along with her grandchildren, Jeana & Karly LaBrie and Ryan & Adam (Jen) Lang. She will be remembered by family and friends by the twinkle in her eye and her warm chuckle. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 18th at Oakbrook Golf & Country Club from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or charity of your choice. Rest in Peace, Mom. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Mr. Willie Carl Lewis Devoted Husband, Protective Father, Loving Grandfather Sunrise September 1, 1929 Sunset April 10, 2009 On the morning of April 10th, 2009, after a long illness, Willie C. Lewis departed from this earth, to his heavenly home to receive his glorious crown. I Timothy 4:7-8: (7) I have fought a good fight, IEhave finished my course, IEhave kept the faith:E(8) Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Mr. Willie Lewis was born to Hope Lewis and Jewel (Beachem/ Lewis) Flowers in Dothan, AL, who have preceded him in death. As a very young man he joined the United States Army and served his country for 20 years; afterwards he worked for Boeing aircraft company as a machinist for 16 years. Mr. Lewis loved life and lived his life to the fullest even until his death. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bertha L. (Tacoma, WA), his four daughters, Virginia (Tacoma, WA), Vanessa (Tacoma, WA), Cynthia (Tacoma, WA) and Kimberly (Boynton Beach, FL), 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, his aunts Helen Mitchell (Newark, NJ) and Rachel Pugh (Newark, NJ), and a host of relatives. Viewing will be held Friday, April 17, 2009 at Mountain View Funeral Home from 2pm – 9pm. The funeral services will be held at Central Bible Evangelical Free Church, 1414 N. Huson, Tacoma, at noon on April 18, 2009. Our family would like to thank the staff at the VA Hospital, Madigan Hospital, special thanks to Diane and Anne at Franciscan Hospice and special thanks to Kathy, Geneva and Christine from Advance Care. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Jean Koval Odom Died on April 14, 2009 at the age of 89. She was born Sept. 9, 1919 to Albert and Gladys Sandberg. Jean graduated from Stadium High School in 1938 and worked at Pacific Match Co. and Les Davis Fishing Tackle Co. She leaves behind her daughter Beverly (Jeffrey) Boyle, nieces, cousins, and 3 stepdaughters. Preceded in death by her parents, husbands John Koval and Gerald Odom, and brother Richard Sandberg. She cherished her home and her sweet cat Sammie. A special thank you to Dr. Lance Kirkegaard for his kindness. A private service will be held. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
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