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Fasipopo Asi Went on to be with the Lord on April 27, 2009 at the age of 74. Family viewing on May 8, 2009 at 5pm at Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .

Ronald L. Clark Sunrise Feb. 9, 1947 Sunset May 2, 2009 Memorial Service will be held at The Gospel Center, E. 34th and K St., Saturday, May 9 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.

Gordon H. LYMBURN Gordon died peacefully on April 30, 2009, after a short illness and surrounded by family. Gordon was born on June 12, 1920 in Hansboro, North Dakota. He was the son of Roy T. and Janet C. Lymburn, and brother to Wallace and Jean. Gordon attended the North Dakota State School of Forestry prior to serving in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy during WWII. Gordon and Shirley J. Knight-Eldridge met in Tacoma and were married in September of 1945. They moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where Gordon earned his aeronautical engineering degree from St. Louis University. After graduation, Gordon went to work for The Boeing Company and the couple returned to Tacoma. Gordon worked for Boeing for 38 years, a job he enjoyed going to every day. In the past he was involved with Unlimited Hydroplane racing, acting as the crew chief on the Miss Rocket and Coral Reef boat. After he retired, Gordon enjoyed travel, gardening, attending classical music concerts and cooking chocolate chip pancakes for family and friends. He was a member of the Tacoma Primrose Society and took classes in the art of Ikebana flower arranging. Gordon is survived by Shirley, his wife, friend and dancing partner for over 63 years, and by his three children, Alison A. Ferguson, J. Blaine Lymburn, and Byron H. Lymburn. He is also survived by his sister Jean Comfort, four grandchildren, one great-grandson, and many nephews and nieces. The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Lakewood, where Gordon was a member for over 40 years. Burial services will follow at Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.

peterson-donaldDonald Campbell Peterson January 30, 1920 – May 5, 2009 Donald was born to Charles E. and Beatrice Campbell Peterson in Tacoma, WA on January 30, 1920. He attended public schools in Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School in 1937. He graduated from the College of Puget Sound in 1954. Donald enlisted in The Washington National Guard in 1936, and was called to active Federal Service in 1940. During WWII he served in many places including General Douglas MacArthur’s HQ in Manila, P.I. He retired as a Full Colonel in 1971 after nearly 35 years of service, 25 of those years with the Selective Service System – a civilian Federal Agency. Donald became a Christian in 1946, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma for over 65 years. He was a Bible teacher and church officer for many years. He was active as a Christian serving on many committees and Boards of Directors. He was part of the organizing committee for the annual Pierce County Prayer Breakfast in 1979 and was secretary of he Tacoma Billy Graham Crusade in l983. Donald was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Margaret (Peggy) Stewart Peterson. He is survived by his wife of nearly 5 years, Ruth Peterson, and his 6 children: LuAnn (Rick) Roach of Sunnyside, WA, Nancy Scott of Olympia, WA, Donald (Chris) Peterson of Philomath, OR, David Peterson of Westfield Ctr., PA, and Kathy (Mark) Merrill of Edgewood, WA. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Don will be missed greatly by his loving family and friends – his quiet strength and guidance led the family and others well over the years. A Memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma on Sat., May 16, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missionary Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.

James Steve Baldassin Born in Tenino 8-12-1915, died 5-5-09 in Puyallup. Jim is survived by his wife of 62 years Irene, children Bruce Baldassin, Robin (Sam) Thomson, granddaughter Shelley (Chris) McClellan, brother Bob (Jeanne) Baldassin and many cherished nieces and nephews. Jim was a loving husband and father who enjoyed life to the fullest. Services will be Monday, May 11th, 2:00 in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Cemetery. Viewing 9am-12:00 or 1:30 – 2:00. Mountain View Funeral Home, 253-584-0252.

Donald Ray Larsen Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away on May 4, 2009. He was born in Huntington, Utah and was an avid fisherman and loved the out-of-doors. Don served his country proudly in the Navy during World War II, then as a career Army medic through the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired while at Ft. Lewis. He was a devoted family man. He loved nothing more than having family and friends gathered in the house he built, enjoying his peaceful backyard, sharing in the bounty of his garden and his storytelling. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Teddi, his three sons, Michael and his wife Cate, Darrel and his wife Chris, Dan and his wife Virginia, one daughter Dawn and her partner Bev Emery, 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Carol and her husband Fred Crogan, and Lois Hyden. Don lived a full and rich life. He blessed the lives he touched and will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held TODAY Friday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m., in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.

owens-charlesCharles W. Owens Jr. “Chuck” April 20, 1912 to May 2, 2009 Chuck joined the California National Guard in the 1930’s, but enlisted into the U.S. Army at the start of WWII. He saw combat in New Guinea and the South Pacific. After the war he was stationed in Nara, Japan were his family joined him. There he managed the Post Exchange. When the Korean War broke out he was shipped to Korea where he received The Good Conduct Medal, The Silver Star and a Purple Heart, he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant. Services will be at Mt.View in the Garden Chapel. Sat., May 9th at 2p.m. Viewing Fri. from 2-9pm Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.

Donald Campbell Peterson January 30,1920 – May 5, 2009 Omitted as a survivor was Mary Peterson of Colorado Springs, CO. She is a loving daughter who does mission work there.

Dawn I. Stone 9/21/53 B 5/5/09 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind children Joe, Troy, Crystal, Kelli, and Gina, 14 grandchildren with one grandchild and great grandchild expected in September, partner Steve, siblings Larry and Cheryl. Celebration of life will be held at 11 am with potluck to follow at South Lakeshore Christian Church. 1740 S. 84th St. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com “Boop Boop Bedoop!”

tate-josephJoseph A. Tate Jr. January 08, 1959 – May 02, 2009 Joe was suddenly called by our Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by children Tyval (Angella) Tate, Andre (Halima) Tate, Latisha Tate and Shawana McIlroy, mother Princene, brother Darrell, sisters Simone, Sherry, and Deneen Tate, 10 grandchildren and a host of family and friends. A gathering will be held to honor him Saturday, May 9th from 1-4pm in the Celebration of Life Building, Apsen Chapel, Mt. View Funeral Home. 584-0252.

The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.

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