Helen Doris Sullivan Ouimet was born on January 21, 1922 in Springfield, MA, and joined her deceased husband, Roy William Ouimet, the day before their 63rd wedding anniversary on May 31, 2009, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Daniel Sullivan, two sisters and brother, and her granddaughter Aleda Ouimet. Helen was an Air Force wife and participated in many organizations with Roy over the years, including St. John Bosco Church, Elks Post 174, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, A.R.E.W.S., Eagles, and the Knights of Columbus. Helen is survived by son Phillip, daughter Mary Telega (Terrence), son Richard (JoAnn), son Daniel (Diane), son Steven (Debi), grandchildren David, Kathryn, Matthew, Megan, Derek, Kirk, Brad, Valerie, Selena, Joseph and Tyler, great-grandchildren Devin, Collin, Jacob, Lillian, Jeremy, Isabella, Elizabeth, Madelyn, and Kaylie, and special friend Elsie. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, with funeral and luncheon immediately following in the Mountain View Funeral Home Aspen Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA (253) 584-0252. Special thanks to her caregiver, Mary Scott, Sumner Meadows Adult Care, and Madigan Army Medical Center ICU for all your support during our time of need. Memorials to the family. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Robert L. Stein Robert “Buck” Stein was born in Cumberland, Maryland on Jan. 20th, 1922. He was the son of Clarence H. Stein and Agnes Long. Buck graduated from Allegany High School and attended Washington and Lee University. He was a veteran of WWII and served from 1942 – 46. Robert and his wife Connie arrived in Tacoma on Labor Day, 1949. He worked at various jobs until a family friend loaned him the money to purchase his first drive-in, located at 48th and Pacific Avenue. Buck continued to operate the drive-in business for 46 years, and at the height of his operation had 7 Dairy Queens/ Dairy Dell stores. He enjoyed getting up every morning and collecting his boxer dog and visiting each location. Buck was extremely proud of his organization and his excellent personnel who managed and operated the businesses. Buck loved to travel, and, with his wife at his side, journeyed across most of the globe. He never imagined he would have the opportunity to see the actual ruins and visit the sights of the civilizations he read about in his extensive collection of history books. Buck passed from this life on May 31, 2009, peacefully in his sleep, at the Tobey Jones Health Care Center. Robert is survived by his wife Constance Stein, his son Gary and his wife Melody, his daughter Patricia Parsons and her husband Brent Parsons, and their 3 children, Alicia, Matthew and Shelby Parsons. There will be an informal memorial service at 1:30 PM on Sunday, June 7th, 2009. Please contact Pat (Stein) Parsons at 206-919-4202 for additional details. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Gail Stilson van Buskirk, age 48, died Friday, May 29, 2009 of heart failure. Gail was born August 16, 1960 at Fort Gordon , GA, the oldest daughter of Charles Stilson and Beverly Thompson Stilson. Gail is survived by her son, Matthew van Buskirk, her parents, her sister Carolyn Shaw, her brothers Bryan and Wayne Stilson and several nieces and nephews. The graveside service will be Friday, June 5th at 1:30 pm at Mountain View Memorial Park on Steilacoom Blvd in Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.