Harold Wilcken Pratt, Jr. Harold Wilcken Pratt, Jr. was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico to Harold Wilcken Pratt and Anna Hendrickson. He passed away on April 15, 2009, in Tacoma, WA. He was a faithful servant of God and sought to do His will. His beloved eternal companion Constance Decker Pratt departed this life in 2004. He is survived by his children Keith (Annette), Ron (Pam), Mark (Melanie), Catherine, Gary (Debbie), Dale (Stephanie), and Jared (Barbara); six of his nine sisters, Lucile, Berta, Carmen, Ramona, Doratha Rae, and Kathleen; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was an U.S. Air Force pilot, retired as a Major, and served in many parts of the world including Japan and Panama. He was later a real estate appraiser. He held bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and Evergreen State College, and a master’s degree in counseling from Central Washington University. He loved his family and family history. He was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served diligently as home teacher, bishop, stake presidency counselor, temple worker, mission president, and stake patriarch. He served five missions, including to Mexico (twice), Texas, Florida, and the Dominican Republic. He gave over 10 years of his life to full-time missions – a generous tithe of his time on earth. He extended his family’s heritage of faith. Viewing at 8:30 am, Mon., April 20, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2455 S. 78th St., Tacoma, with funeral services following at 10:00 am. Interment with be in Snowflake Cemetery, AZ, on Sat., April 25, 2009. There will be a brief graveside service at 12:30 pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 253-584-0252.
Amanda Joanne Brady Was born April 12, 1975 in Arlington, VA. She left Tacoma, WA and entered the glory of Heaven April 14, 2009. She is survived by son Sage Brady, father Joe Brady (Barbara), mother Virginia Rober (Marlon), and brother Jason Brady (Monica). She is loved and remembered by them, extended family, Stadium classmates, Franciscan coworkers, NW Medical Specialties, and Franciscan Hospice. Funeral services are at 2 pm, April 25, 2009 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center, Lakewood, WA. Memorials go to Franciscan Foundation.
Billy G Collings, 79, passed away on April 20, 2009. He retired from the US Army as well as Oak Brook Golf & Country. Services will be held at 1:15 P.M. April 21, 2009 at Tahoma National Cemetery. Please see the complete obituary at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Maurice Aldosia Farr 1/8/1956 – 4/17/2009 Devoted husband, protective father, loving brother, Maurice was born in Jackson, TN to Booker T., Jr. and Amanda Farr, who preceded him in death. After a courageous battle with cancer, Maurice departed from this earth to his heavenly home to receive his glorious crown. Maurice loved life and lived his life to the fullest until the end. His passion for taking care of his family was endless. He is survived by Cleo, his high school sweetheart and wife of 33 years, two beautiful daughters, Tiffany LaTonya and LaShawnda Victoria, eight brothers and sisters, Barbara Joyce Woods, Bronx, NY, Shirley Ann Watson, Tacoma, WA, Veda C. Whitfield (Charles), Jackson, TN, Donna Y. Frazier (Emanuel), Miami, FL, Booker T. Farr III (Jacqueline), Talladega, AL, Felicia Farr Fuller (Troy), Jackson, TN, Sarita Poston, Jackson, TN, Shawn Farr, Jackson, TN; two aunts, Kizzie Hunt (James), Detroit MI, and Esther Bridgman, St. Louis, MO, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. As a faithful member of Allen AME Church, he served as a Trustee, member of the Brotherhood, and dedicated counselor of the Youth Usher Board. As President of Usher Board #2 he exemplified the usher’s prayer, “I would rather be a door keeper in the house of my God then to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” He also had the “community” spirit by participating in CROP walks, AIDS walks, Christmas House and Paint Tacoma Beautiful. In his spare time, he was an avid sports fan and he loved to keep up with current affairs. Maurice graduated from Jackson Central Merry High in 1974, earned an associate degree from Pierce College, and graduated cum laude from Central Washington University in 2004 with a BA in Law and Justice. Maurice served his country honorably in the US Army from 1975 to 1978 with an additional 3 years in the Reserves. After the military, Maurice was employed by DSHS for 20 years, where he was truly loved and respected by co-workers and clients. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009, 11:00am, at Allen AME Church, 1223 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Tacoma. Viewing will be Wednesday, April 22, 2009 from 12-9 pm at Mountain View Funeral Home (253) 584-0252. Please feel free to sign his online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com . The family would like to thank Multicare Hospice staff and all who helped us during this difficult time.
Carol Jean Franke April 21, 1921 Carol went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2009. For many years, Mom was limited with breathing difficulties, so it brings us comfort knowing she is dancing in Heaven. She is survived by sons Mike (Jane) Franke, Butch (Marion) Franke, Robbie Franke, daughters Susan Stanley, Cindy (Johnny) Schwartz, Judy Eng, 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and her first great-great-grandchild. Service will be held in the Mountain View Garden Chapel April 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM.
Sheri Lynn Kroll Born on August 25 1954, Sheri Lynn Heiden (Kroll) passed peacefully on April 10, 2009 at the age of 54. Sheri was raised in Tacoma Wa. She attended Waller Rd. Elementary, Rogers High School and T.C.C. Surviving husband John M. Kroll, son Justin J. Kroll and his “SWEETHEART” Alexandra K. Freeman. Preceding Sheri, father William Heiden, brother Kurt Heiden and surviving Sheri, mother Janet Heiden of Puyallup, Wa., aunt and uncles Nancy (first husband Pullin), present husband, Ron Early of Centalia Wa.; Betty and Cliff Swearingen of Orting Wa.; and Janet and Bob Heiden of Davenport, Wa.; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Services were already held. Visit our online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Albert Lanzilotta Was born May 1, 1931 to Giuseppe (Joseph)Eand Rosa (Vitta) Lanzilotta in Cleveland, OH. He died peacefully March 29, 2009 in Tacoma, WA. He is survived by Elizabeth, his “bride” of 57- 3/4 years, seven of his eleven siblings, three daughters and their very supportive husbands, ten grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and a number of DEAR caregivers who, over the years, became like family to him. His great sense of humor, even in the midst of dementia, will be missed by them all. Al was a loving husband and father who enjoyed fishing, clamming, gardening and taking his family on many camping trips. He was very generous, sharing his boat, garden, produce, knowledge and especially his time with his family and circle of church friends. For many years he was an Adult Sunday School teacher and a Shop Steward for his union. He retired from the composing room of the Tacoma News Tribune in 1993 after thirty-eight years of service. Al served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army 64th Heavy Tank Battalion during the Korean Conflict. He was wounded in the line of duty, receiving a Purple Heart and an Honorable Discharge. He was known for telling folks that he served for 3 years, 3 months and 29 days! A family graveside service was held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Mountain View Cemetery in Tacoma, WA. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 2nd,, 2009 at 2pm at First Nazarene Church, 3640 South M St., Tacoma, WA. All are welcome.
Franziska E. Tate “Fran” was born March 3, 1937 in Holtzhausen, Germany, and went home with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on April 17, 2009 in Tacoma, WA. Fran most enjoyed her family, friends, gardening, and bowling. She is survived by her husband Robert W. Tate, children Franziska (Daniel), Elfriede, Robert, and Lorene (Nick), grandchildren Joshua (Christine), Rachel, Marcus, Aaron, Stefanie (DJ), Elyssa, Robert Jr., Shawntae, Li’l Nick, Marquise, Chanelle, Aralea, and Laneeka, and sister Leni (Erich). Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Stielacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood 98499, (253) 584-0252. Open viewing will be held Tue. April 21, from 1pm to 9pm, and Wed. 8am to 12pm. Funeral service will be held Wed., April 22, 2009, at 2:00pm in the Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any “Battered Woman’s” shelter.
Steven M. Wing January 22, 1954 ~ April 13, 2009 Steve was born in Tacoma, WA, the middle son of Ray and Dixie Wing. He was a lifetime Tacoma resident. After graduating from Franklin Pierce High School, Steve made his home in the Midland area. Steve became a journeyman/foreman fence builder and was excellent at his trade. Steve is survived by his mother Dixie, his older brother Gary, and younger brother Rick. A celebration and remembrance of Steve’s life will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Puyallup location, 202 Fifth Street N.W., Puyallup, WA at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 6th. Steve always smiled and was a sweet guy, anyone who spent time with him knows this.
NELLIE JEAN BRIDSTON Nellie Jean Bridston passed away peacefully April 17, 2009, surrounded by family, after a short illness. Jean was born to Roy and Nell Colyar in Tacoma, Washington on February 1, 1926. She was raised in Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School at age 16 in 1942. She was a proud graduate of the Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing in 1946, and was a Registered Nurse at Tacoma General Hospital and Western Clinic for over 20 years. Jean married Army 1st Lt. Robert Bridston on March 8, 1947. An assignment to post World War II Germany in Frankfurt, from 1949 to 1952, was a highlight of their lives. Jean enjoyed a short break from nursing as one of the original seven “Meter Maids” hired by the city of Tacoma for downtown parking enforcement, from 1958 to 1960. Jean was was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Robert Bridston in November 2007, and her son, Jeffrey. She is survived by her son James (Christina), daughters Susan Swinkels (Phillip), Nikki Anderberg and Cindy Bellejos. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, April 23, in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home at 12:00 pm. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Yvonne Cunningham Our Mom was born in Tacoma on January 19, 1926 and passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her family on April 17th. She was preceded in death by our Dad, her loving husband Wayne of 53 years and is survived by 4 children, Donna (Dale) Pratt, Linda (Jay) Bowen, Brad (Teresa) Cunningham, and Rod. 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren will forever remember there beloved Gama. Services will be held April 23, 2009 at 3pm at Mt. View Funeral Home in the Garden Chapel. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
John Kolilis Born 12/22/1917 in St. Charles, Mo. passed away 04/19/09 at Hospice House in University Place, Wa. Surivived by his wife, Elvina, daughters, Betty Brown and Janice Piercy and son, Duane, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family. Retired from Payless Drugs after 45 years. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice House or Riverside Fire Department. No services are planned at John’s request. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
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