Ella Andersen passed away peacefully on May 18, 2009. Born in Kristiansund Norway on September 1, 1909 to Edward and Elen Hoseth her family emigrated to Washington state in 1911. They lived in the Seabeck area of Hood Canal for 10 years before moving to Tacoma where she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1927. She married Garfield Andersen of Tacoma in 1932. They had three children Elaine Nordlund (Arnold) of Fircrest, Gary Andersen (Michael Ann) of Lakebay, David Andersen (Laura) of Olympia, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Ella was preceded in death by Garfield, her parents and her sister Esther. Ella retired from Tacoma Public Schools after working mainly at Jason Lee Middle school and Mont Downing Elementary school. Ella’s Norwegian heritage was important to her and she was a member of Son’s of Norway for more than 25 years. She enjoyed family, car trips, fishing, discussing politics, and always retained a love for Hood Canal. Services will be at 1:00 Saturday May 23rd in the Garden Chapel at Mt. View Funeral Home 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Lakewood Wa. The family is grateful for the care provided by MultiCare Hospice and the staff of Golden Acres AFH of Fircrest, with a special thank you to Perla, Edith and Mercedes. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to MultiCare Hospice at PO Box 5200, Tacoma 98415. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Christopher Brian Barbon 12/15/2008 ~ May 16, 2009 Our beloved PaPa Bear joined the Lord in heaven as he slept in the early hours of Saturday, May 16th. He is survived by his loving parents Brian and Tisha Barbon, sister Jasmin Barbon and brother Damon Serna of Tacoma, Wa; grandparents, Adrienne Barbon, Henry and Sabrina Barbon, Laurie and Joe Corbett, and Edward Serna. He is also survived by many great grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. Please join us in celebrating Christopher’s life at Mountain View Funeral Home’s Valley Chapel on Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. We will be gathering at Point Defiance Park after services. God’s grace allowed us 5 precious months to see him advance and grow. Although we all had hopes and dreams for him, God, in all his wisdom welcomed Christopher into his kingdom as a part of a greater plan. Christopher moved on to heaven as a result of injuries sustained at birth. During his brief time on Earth, he displayed the resilience and strength of his strong parents. Our beautiful baby Christopher bore an uncanny resemblance to his devoted father and possessed the gentle temperament of his affectionate mother. Christopher was adored by those who heard the loving stories of his parents and his charm was irresistible to all who laid eyes on him. God’s newest angel will forever be missed and loved. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
In Loving Memory of Linnette DeCosta Barnett Sunrise: July 12, 1952 – Sunset: May 10, 2009. Linnette was an energetic, fun-loving mother, grandmother and daycare owner, who also cared for her dog, Benji. Jamaican-born, Linnette moved to America as an adult, married, became a US citizen and has always been known as a hard worker. Linnette attributed her generosity and compassion for others to her love for God. Linnette is survived by her daughter, Claudia and son-in-law, Kenyo; grandchildren, Alicia and Kendrick; and her mom and 4 siblings who still reside in Jamaica. She will be missed dearly. Viewing will be 1 hour prior to Funeral Services at 1pm, Saturday, May 23, 2009 at The Greater Christ Temple Church, 1926 S. “G” St, Tacoma, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Katrina Ann Smith (Heard) often lovingly referred to as Trina, or We, was born on January 25, 1960 in Camden, Arkansas to Frank Heard Jr. and Claudie Mae Heard. She passed away on May 17, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was baptized at an early age at Holy Family Catholic church in Natchez, Mississippi. The daughter of a military man, Katrina and her family lived in many places growing up, including Washington, Arkansas, Utah, and Taipei, Taiwan. In 1970, Trina moved with her family to Tacoma, Washington, where she lived the rest of her life. Always up to a challenge, Trina was the first female member of Lincoln High School’s cross country track team. She graduated from Lincoln in 1978. She was also interested in martial arts. Under the tutelage of Sense Ed Lewis, Katrina aspired to and achieved the level of black belt and participated in many tournaments. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1982. On June 11, 1983, she married the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, Tony D. Smith. They were blessed with 2 wonderful children, Tahjiere Rashon (Brandon) and Travonte DeMarco (Lil Trina) and two beautiful grandchildren Gia Iman and Brandon Jr. They built a life of love, happiness, and adventure that lasted over 27 years. Trina worked for many years as a financial analyst for the city of Tacoma, and later also ventured out to pursue her interest in real estate, becoming a real estate agent as well. She had an extreme passion for volunteering her time and a gift for always finding the good in people. She volunteered tirelessly with the Tacoma Special Olympics. She would strike up conversations with total strangers and was genuinely interested in what they had to share. Katrina was an outstanding wife, mother, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law, grandmother, auntie, cousin and friend. She inspired us all with big dreams and going after all of them. She loved her family unconditionally and taught us all how to be charitable. She rose to the occasion for every challenge she encountered and was and is the epitome of a woman with a great vision and a strong character. Her personal and work ethics were unparalleled and her giving nature helped people to survive, succeed and thrive. We thank her for her example of strength and courage. Katrina was a beloved wife to Tony, an outstanding mother to Tahjiere and Travonte, an exceptional daughter to Frank and Claudie Heard, an extraordinary sister to Sonya (Toby), Ella, Francesca and her only brother Frank (Tracie). She was also a great daughter-in-law to Katie and John Smith and a wonderful sister-in-law to John, Frankie and Janice. Katrina, our angel, was also an amazing aunt to a myriad of nieces and nephews including: Sonie, Keshia, Devin, Jasmine, Sienna, Franky, Julian, Dayshawn, Tina, Kira, Tiana, John, Alvin, Ciara, Cydney, Katlyne, Marcus, Janiesa, and Claudia. Although Katrina’s life was cut short, she had great accomplishments throughout her forty nine years and lived her life to the fullest. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. Services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009, at 3 pm in the Valley Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home. Mountain View is located at: 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .