Lelia Verona Bekkedal Lelia Verona Bekkedal passed away June 2, 2009 in Puyallup, WA. She was born November 12, 1911 to Martin H. and Amanda (Anderson) Bekkedal in Westby, WI. She graduated from Westby High School in 1928 and LaCrosse State Teachers College in 1928. She taught English (’36-’38) at Westby High School. Verona enlisted in SPARS, (woman’s Coast Guard) in February 1943 serving thru September 1945. She received a Library Science degree in 1948 from the University of Washington. Verona retired in 1977 as a research librarian in the History Department of Seattle Public Library. She moved to Tacoma in 1984 and last lived at Cedar Ridge Retirement Community, Bonney Lake, WA. Verona was preceded in death, by her parents and all siblings; Helmer, Axel, Lloyd(Clara), Martin(Katherine), Darline, Alverda(Dr.Rufus Fortney), Elenor(Lloyd Erickson) and nieces and, Barbara Fortney, Ingrid Sadler and Martin Erickson. Verona is survived by Joanna Hersel(Oliver) and Jon(Paulette), Alissa, Chelsea and Kylie, Kristine Pohlsfud(Arlin), Anne Kane(Jack), Dean(Patricia) and Samantha; Dr. Tekla Bekkedal; Mary E. Fortney; Maren Johnson (Frank) and Tami English(Dan) and Drew, Marc, Eric and Tyler, Tanya Bennett(Terry),Ryan, Nikkole and Christian, Anthony Ames (Suzanne); and Martin Bekkedal (Margaret), Catherine and Martin. The family wishes to express thanks to all Doctors, nurses, care-givers and visiting clergy at Good Samaritan Hospital and Linden Grove Health Care Center and to all friends and family who have sent thoughts, prayers, calls and cards. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church or Seattle Adaptive Sports, 1111 E Madison #137, Seattle, WA www.seattleadaptivesports.org Memorial service in Tacoma at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave S. on June 20, Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Graveside service and burial at Westby-Coon Prairie Cemetery, on June 22, Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements were handled by Mt. View Funeral Home in Tacoma and by Vosseteig Funeral Homes in Westby. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Hugh Kyle Elkins Hugh Kyle Elkins, 84, a Moses Lake resident, passed away May 26, 2009 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Mountain View Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Hoffman officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association . Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Together Again Corinne A. Emerson In loving memory of Corinne A. Emerson, 1/19/1925 to 6/14/2009. Survived by brother Russ Johnson, daughters Connie (Bill), Jan (Dave), Darlene (Tim), and Patsy, 10 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She loved her family dearly, and enjoyed being a nurse at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital for 15 years. Memorial service at Mountain View Funeral home Wednesday, 6/17/2009 at 4:00 pm. Online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.