Sharon Staples Lambertsen May 27th, 1937 – April 25th, 2009 Sharon, 71 died peacefully at home with her family by her side. Her long battle with COPD finally ended and she is now at peace. Sharon was born in Lakewood, WA to Lewis and Pauline Staples. Sharon is survived by her loving husband Harold of 47 years and a wonderful care giver over the past few years. He truly knew the meaning of in sickness and in health. Daughters Karen Priest (Gary) of Tacoma, WA, Carol Winkles (David) of GA. Sister Susan Houck of Ohio, step mother Ursula Staples and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and very special grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved son David, and her parents. A special thank you to Tita and Susan from Hospice for providing loving care and support over the past 2 years. Sharon requested any donations be made to Franciscan Hospice at 2901 Bridgeport Way W. University Place, WA 98466 or Tillicum Community Center at 14916 Washington Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98498. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home on Saturday May 2nd at 1:00pm at the Valley Chapel. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Betty J. Noble Alpha 3/29/1931 – Omega 4/23/2009 Rev. Betty Jean Brocks was born on March 29, 1931 to Judge Brocks and Ollie Mae Sanders in Northport, AL. She attended Tuscaloosa County Training School in Northport. At the age of 17, she met and married John H. Noble. His military career in the US Air Force led them to Sioux City, IA. During their tour in Sioux City she attended Mt. Sinai Holiness Church and accepted the Lord. There she grew in the Lord under the pastorship of Bishop Frankie Q. Roberts and was called to the ministry. Shortly after that they were transferred to McChord Air Force Base, where they were blessed with a daughter, Deborah Diane Noble, on January 15, 1965. At this time she worked as an evangelist at several churches in the Tacoma area. Rev. Noble joined New Covenant Pentecostal Tabernacle, pastored by Dr. Edna Travis. The Lord led her in 1978 to open a work and Mt. Sinai Deliverance Church Inc. began. The work was supported by her husband John and their daughter Diane. Pastor Noble worked endlessly for the church. Through her ministry many were led to the Lord and Mt. Sinai grew. Many were blessed through Pastor Noble’s excellent cooking. Not only could she prepare soul food, she could cater for any occasion and did so many times. She fed with natural food, as well as spiritual food. Rev. Noble was known as a woman of wisdom. Overseer Noble taught us to pray, trust God, and to live Holy. She will be greatly missed by her children in the Lord at Mt. Sinai, where her legacy and love for souls will continue. She was preceded in death by her loving husband John H. Noble, her grandmother Annabell Moore, her mother Ollie Mae Sanders, her brother Colonel James Howard Brocks, and sisters-in-law Alberta Noble and Mattie Witherspoon. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter Deborah Diane Martinez, grandchildren Ramon Martinez (Robin), Jean Angelina Kennedy (Josh), Johnathon Kearns, and TaLeah Weinburger, great-grandchild Jayla Kennedy, sister Evelyn Levels (Northport, AL), sisters-in-law, Ruth Brocks (California), Eddie Mae Johnson (Tacoma, WA), Roberta Noble (Indianapolis, IN), brother-in-law Lewis Noble (Indianapolis, IN), dear cousins Claudette Whitson (Northport, AL) and Charles Nettles (Pacoima, CA), and a host of nieces and nephews. Services will be held Friday, May 1, 2009; 1:00 P.M. at New Covenant Pentecostal Tabernacle, 2516 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Tacoma, WA. Please visit online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
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Angela Renee Heiser May 2, 1985 – April 25, 2009 Our beautiful angel, Angela was tragically taken away from us on April 25 after a sudden and brief illness. She was deeply loved, more than words can be expressed, by her family. Angie was a very compassionate young woman who loved her dog Ozzie, her kitties, Marley, Gracie, Cleo and most of all, Baby. Her infectious smile and beautiful blue eyes made our world a wonderful place. She was, and always will be, the light of her mother and father’s life. Angie appreciated the simple things and was a very strong willed young lady. She leaves behind her parents, Scott and Wendy Heiser, brothers Noel (Shannon) Carlson, Seth (Jennifer) Carlson, niece Cora and nephews Tate and Cole. Angie is also survived by her uncle, Michael (Melanie) Heiser, cousin, Drew, aunt, Marcia Drake, cousins, Todd (Starla) Drake, Chad (Heather) Drake, grandparents Arlen and Ute Heiser, special cousin Shana Heiser-Nash and several other family members and friends. Angie was a 2004 Wilson High School graduate, attended Tacoma Community College and most recently had been a crew member at Trader Joes in University Place. She had a charming personality and enjoyed ‘hanging out’ with friends, listening to music, going to concerts and bringing joy into other people’s lives. Angie, you meant the world to your family and friends, our beautiful young daughter. We were blessed and are so thankful for the time that we had with you. We will miss you and love you. Angela, you were my only child. I will always cherish the time we had together and will always love you – more than you could ever know. You were my life and I have never been so heartbroken, but your courage and strength have helped me to become a stronger person. Though, I know you are no longer in pain and are at last in peace, I will keep you in my heart until I can hold you in my arms again. As you have written to and told me “I will always be your little girl.” Mom and I will see you in our dreams my precious one. I will love you – always and forever – Dad Angie, my beautiful little girl, how I love you. Our time together was short but precious. I wanted so much for you in your life – maybe more than you wanted for yourself. You have always danced to the beat of a different drum. Never stop dancing. I love you sweetheart and will miss you terribly – Mom Angie, you are our beloved little sister, now as free as the wind. We are all deeply grieving. Time and space will never keep your spirit far from our hearts. We love you so much and are proud of your courage and the way you fought until the very end. -Noel, Seth, Jen and Shannon. Our sincere gratitude goes out to the doctors and nursing staff at Allenmore Medical Center for their caring and support. Remembrances may be made to PAWS or your local Animal Rescue. A celebration of life reception will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 2, 2009 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center building. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.