David R. Coddington David died peacefully in his sleep on June 21st, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Freda, son David and daughter Laurie, as well as brother William F. Coddington of Lakewood. Per David’s request there will be no services. The family would like to express thanks to the staff at Tacoma General Cancer Center as well as St. Joseph’s. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the cancer center of your choice. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Christine Collier Scott Dec. 27, 1917 ~ June 13, 2009 Christine Collier Scott was born to Harry H. Collier and Estelle Nichols Collier on December 27, 1917 in what is now Lakewood, Washington. As the youngest of nine children she was an aunt at her birth and her niece and nephews, Tom Terrien, Ed Terrien, Betty Terrien Ryker and Harry Terrien were her childhood playmates who remained her close friend throughout her life. Christine attended Clover Park when it was still a junior high school and graduated from Stadium High School in 1936. Upon graduation, she worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a PBX operator. In 1940, she moved to Bellingham, Washington to attend Western Washington State College (now University). While in Bellingham, she met Russell Huntington Scott, a graduate of Lincoln High School in Tacoma. They married June 7, 1941. Christine was a very active stay-at-home Mom to daughters Barbara and Margaret. When the family resided in the Tri-Cities, Christine was active in the Allied Arts of Richland, WA serving a term as its chairman. She worked hard for the Democratic Party and the Women’s Democratic Club. When she changed her allegiance to the Republication Party late in life she responded to razzing with a forcefully stated “The Party left me.” She was the Chairman of a successful Bond Drive for the Mid Columbia Regional Library, using her artistic abilities to create the logo for promotional literature. When her husband Russ died unexpectedly March 23, 1973, Christine sold the family home in Kennewick and relocated to Ballard, Washington to be close to her daughter Margaret, her son-in-law Neil W. Storey and her two grandchildren, Christopher and Wynne. In 1990, she sold her home in Ballard and with her daughter, Barbara, purchased a home in Lakewood, a little more than a block away from her childhood home. They shared that home for 19 years. Christine battled declining health since September 2007. On June 13, 2009 she completed her journey on this earth at home with family members present. She is survived by daughters Barbara G. Scott; Margaret Scott Storey; son-in-law Neil W. Storey; grandson Christopher N. Storey and his wife Susan B. Storey; granddaughter Wynne D. Webster and her husband Alexander S. Webster and their children, Natalie Anne, Benjamin Scott and Emma Grace. The family extends their great appreciation to the staff of Franciscan Hospice for all their assistance during Christine’s final seven weeks. At Christine’s request there was no service. The family requests that any memorials be sent to The Franciscan Hospice or to your favorite public library. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
JoeAnne B. Walters entered this world 6-20-1930. She left us 6-26-2009. JoeAnne grew up in the Fern Hill area of Tacoma, attending Holy Rosary School and graduating from Lincoln High School in 1948. She is survived by the love of her life, Ken, whom she met through her beloved sister Darlene, now deceased. Ken and JoeAnne married in 1952. They have four daughters: Cynthia, married to Dave Ferber, Stefanie, married to Chris Colom, Jeanine Walters, and Noreen, married to Mike McBride. Mom leaves behind her grandchildren Chris, Christopher, Anne, Nathan, Scotty, Kelley, Sarah, and Makenna. She had 4 great-grandchildren Andrew, Jacob, Teagan and Triston. Mom loved to read, travel, and spend time with her family and loyal dog Buddy. Mom will truly miss her weekly luncheons with her lifelong friend Margaret. The family would like to extend the most heartfelt thanks to St. Joseph Hospital ICU, and the Franciscan Hospice that helped her spend her last days at home with her family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Vincent de Paul, a charity most dear to our mother’s heart. Funeral Mass will be at St. Martins of Tours Church in Fife Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 11:00 am. Rosary to be said one half hour prior to the ceremony. Burial to follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com