Alice Victoria (Burda) Ray Alice Ray was born February 24, 1919, and passed away peacefully on June 24, 2009. Alice was elegant and graceful and lived her life with a great deal of integrity. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a loyal friend to many dear friends of many years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edwin Ray (1916-1995), and is going to be greatly missed by her son, James Ray (Marjorie) and daughter, Donna Woolverton (Jonathan), her grandchildren Michael Bitow, Brian Ray (Tamara), Kathryn Stephens, and Karen Price (Sean), her great-grandchildren Anthony, Kristie, and Kayla, her nieces Jeanine Brannigan and Anja Schmidt, her brothers James Burda and Dan Burda, her sister Marie Perkle, and “Muffin”. Alice was an active member of the Lakewood Emblem Club #441, the Society of Military Widows, and The McChord A.F.B. AREWS Club. She was also a longterm volunteer for the V.A. Hospital at American Lake. Most recently, Alice enjoyed new friends and activities at Merrill Gardens in University Place. Her life will be celebrated on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 2:00pm at Mountain View Funeral Home, “The Garden Chapel”, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA. Reception following. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
ROBERT C WALTERS 1936 – 2009 Passed away on June 18th after a short illness. He will be dearly missed by his wife Sally; his children Scott Walters and Susan Reedy; stepchildren Dennis Upton and Larry Upton; four grandchildren, one great granddaughter and many friends and family members. Robert was born October 6, 1936 in Merrill, WI and lived in Racine, WI until 1979, when he moved to Tacoma. Shortly thereafter, he met Sally and they were married August 8, 1980. Robert was a loving and devoted husband, father and stepfather, and doting grandfather. His dog Corky will especially miss him. He loved rainy days and watching the Seahawks and the Mariner games. He enjoyed getting a burger and eating it down on Ruston Way while looking at the water. He loved the Northwest where he didn’t have to shovel snow. Instead of good-bye, we’ll say what he always said to us: “See you in the next chapter.” A memorial service is planned for later in the summer. Memorials may be made to the Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.