Jonathan (Jon) R. Borchers Tragically taken from us on May 14, 2009, At the young age of 24. Graduated from Foss H.S. Employed by Fred Meyer. Family, friends, and traditions were very important to him .Sports were a big part of who he was, especially baseball. He was a season ticket holder for the Mariners. In 2nd grade he began reading the baseball scores from the newspaper to his classmates. Helping people was an asset of his which he found great satisfaction in. He was very kind hearted, hard working, and opinionated. He took pride in his appearance from head-to-toe. He is survived by his parents Rick and Jackie Borchers, brother Justin, grandparents Marge Millin, Ken and Joyce Borchers, Uncles Ron Millin (Linda), Jeff (Brenda) Millin, Steve (LynneAnn) Borchers, Terry Borchers, aunt Michel (Ken) Lindsey, cousins Chad, Chris, Tina, Kara Borchers, Nathaniel, Garret Millin, girlfriend Anna Holter and numerous people who loved him. Viewing will be Fri., May 22nd from 1-9pm. Funeral services to be held at Grace Lutheran, 6202 Tyler St, Tacoma 253-472-7105, Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:00 am. Funeral arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.
Carol Lorraine Hardy (Age 63) Passed into the arms of Jesus on May 17, 2009. Carol, loving wife of Gerald (Jerry) Wilbur Hardy for 42 years, was a resident of Fircrest, WA since l971. She is preceded in death by her parents (2008), Homer and Alice Fritsch of Spokane, and survived by husband Jerry, daughter Kari Ann Seagraves of University Place, brothers Bill (wife Ruth) Fritsch of Nashville, TN, Jerry (wife Phyllis) Fritsch of Houston, TX, and sister Jan Walker of Oakland, CA, aunt Marie Rozell of Lewistown, MT, uncle Lloyd Rasmussen of Spokane, many cousins, nieces, nephews, former students, friends and neighbors. Carol was born in Spokane, WA on July 3, 1945, graduated from Mead High School (1963 class salutatorian), earned a B.A. from Whitworth College, and married in 1967 after which she relocated to Tacoma with her husband to launch their professional careers. Carol had a passion for teaching, primarily second grade, and for 22 years welcomed students into her classroom in Tacoma schools Delong, Oakland, and Fawcett. She later home schooled her daughter, assisted in her husband’s CPA firm and Davenport, WA wheat farm, and was a substitute organist for the Mountain View Funeral Home where she could play the old hymns of the church which she so dearly loved. Carol was an accomplished musician, played piano and organ at several churches, and was a member of Faith Assembly of Lacey. She was an avid student of God’s word, supported various ministries, and reached out to others with intercessory prayer and her greeting card ministry. Carol will be remembered for her love of the Lord, her teaching skills, luscious cooking, and tender caretaking of her late parents. A memorial celebration is scheduled for May 22, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Mountain View Celebration of Life Building, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd, SW, Lakewood, WA. For those desiring, send memorial contributions in Carol’s name to: * Gideons International 3809 N 35th St. Tacoma, WA 98407 * Marchiano Ministries/South Africa Ministry, 11333 Moorpark St. 171, North Hollywood, CA 91602
Orville Joseph Heidal, Sr. (Orv) Passed away May 15, 2009 of complications following hip surgery. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan September 4, 1918, Orv was the 1st child of Thora and Carl Oscar Heidal. He married Emma I. Kleese on May 15, 1938 and passed away on their 71st wedding anniversary. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, 2 sisters, and 1 granddaughter. He is survived by his wife Emma, sons Joe, Jr. (Judy), and Steve (Joy) and daughter Janet Mulholland (Daniel), 8 grandchildren Joel, Chris, Jason, Tim, Eric, Jennifer, Damon and Holly, 7 great grandchildren and two on the way. He lived in Tacoma virtually all his life, was an electrician by trade and was a longstanding member of local IBEW 76. He was a proud and dedicated employee of Electric Construction Company for many years. He was a member of the Eagles and he and mom enjoyed dancing there on Friday nights. Orv was a jack-of-all-trades and master of most. He loved to fish, hunt, camp, dance and tinker in his shop. If anyone had something to be fixed he was the guy to do it. Most of all he loved his family and cherished their times together. He and Emma created an atmosphere of family togetherness and we all enjoyed many campouts to their favorite places. Viewing will be Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at MountainEView Funeral Home, Lakewood, followed by Services at 1:00 pm in the Aspen Chapel; reception and celebration of his life to follow in the Willow room.
Ralph Frederick Pollock Ralph Pollock was born to Michael and Eva Pollock in Crosby Minnesota, May 27,1919. He left this world on May 11, 2009 to join his bride of 59 years, Mary Louise (Petty)Pollock. World War II and the Navy brought Ralph to Washington, where he met his bride to be at a USO event in Tacoma while stationed in Bremerton prior to shipping out. Ralph served on the USS Wake Island. After the war the couple called Tacoma home and raised their family here. Ralph was a plumber by trade and finished his career as a Plumbing Inspector for the City of Tacoma. He was a Fifty Year Life Member of The United Association of Local Union #26, Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, a past Master of the Ancient Landmark Masonic Lodge and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. His passions were his family, friends, the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He and Mary Louise were long time members at Fircrest Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his children Candace Kerr and Clayt (Lynn) Pollock; grandchildren Michael (Meg) Kerr, Kathleen (Jonathan) Lewis and Mark Millhouse; great grandchildren Claire, and Grace Kerr, Isaac, Oliver, Addison, Mara and Elsbeth Lewis: sister Ruth Hinkle, plus many many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo Washington at 11:00am Saturday May 23rd. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society .