Gone To Mow The Heavenly Lawns and Fish The Golden Ponds
Charles P. Heintz
Charles was born December 27, 1931 in Rochester, New York and died July 7, 2009 in Lakewood, Washington. Charlie served his country in the United States Army for 27 years. He served time in Korea from 1951 through 1953 in the First Calvary. He also served in Vietnam from 1965 through 1968, and again in 1971 through 1972. While in Vietnam he earned two Bronze Stars and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Remember Ashau Valley 1967! Charlie was a lifetime member of the AMVETS, The VFW-Post #2329, Aerie 3 Eagles and the Moose Lodge #1865.
Charlie is preceded in death by his mother and father (Sophie and Peter Heintz), brother Jacob, and sisters Sophia, Madeline, and Margaret. He is now reunited with his grandson Aaron Ducharme.
Charlie is survived by his wife Hildegard of 46 ½ years, son Charlie, daughters Lydia Helmholz (Steve) and Diane Maclean (Darrel), granddaughters Ashley Heintz and Carrissa Hass, grandson Nigel Ducharme (Amber), and soon to come to this world, a great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers Peter and George, his sister Marie Heiman (Elmer), many nieces and nephews, and many more relatives in Germany.
Charlie loved fishing, crabbing, gardening, and his all time favorite, making his favorite wine. Charlie was a provider to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
You’ll always be loved!
Special thanks for the care and compassion to Dr. Oliveira, Dr. Baker, and all the nurses and support staff of Northwest Medical Specialties.
Viewing will be held from 12:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday, July 9, 2009 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, July 10, 2009 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Marc Winston Tillis 12/25/56 ~ 6/25/09 Stadium High School, Class of ’75, unite. Another Tiger has fallen. After years of doctors, oxygen, and severe heart disease, Marc was taken in an instant by a heart attack. Born and raised in Tacoma, Marc joined the St. Paul Baptist Church through baptism at an early age. The highlight of his religious life was singing in concerts with the church choir. His favorite was the Hallelujah Chorus. Marc was a proud member of the Stadium High School Class of 1975. While there, he played on the football team. He also attended college at Ft. Steilacoom. The work force didn’t particularly appeal to Marc although he worked in his father’s business for many years, worked at The News Tribune, Safeway, West Coast Grocery, and eventually became an insurance salesman. Marc’s specialty was having a good time. He loved to meet up with the gang from his high school days and make the rounds at nearly every club in town. Marc was a friendly, happy-go-lucky guy. When health issues became the center of his world, Marc went in a different direction and his life spiraled downward. He made unwise choices, but he retained his humor and his mind was razor sharp. Marc was a well-read man who went to the library as long as he was able to see. He was nearly blind and unable to read for the past few years. Marc has joined his grandparents, Alma and Puella Giles; his father, Alexander Tillis, and his brother, Ray Giles. He is survived by his mother, Eunice; his sister, Karen; and his nephew, Ray Giles. Marc was Trey’s (family dog) favorite person in the world. Marc also leaves behind a host of friends, including his special friend, Debbie Bogue; and his very best friend, John English. Marc lived a hearty life. He was a rich man when he died. He was rich in family and rich in friends. He had those two things in abundance. Because of those alliances, Marc will have a beautiful sendoff when his family, friends, and church family gather one last time to see him and remember him. Viewing will be at Mt. View Funeral Home on Friday, July 10 from noon until 9 p.m. and again at his service on July 11, at 10 a.m. at the St. Paul Baptist Church, 2225 South 19th Street in Tacoma. An online guest book is available at www.mountain viewtacoma.com. Many thanks to Pastor and Mrs. Curtis J. Haynes and the St. Paul Baptist Church family. Thanks to the Stadium gang: John English, Greg Wilford, Paul Douglas, Johnny Satterwhite, and Stadium High School. Thanks to all of the medical professionals who
helped Marc through the years. Thanks to Greg Williams at Mt. View. Thanks to the members of the Ray Gibson’s Caballeros Club. Thank you to Keith Perry, Tiffany Perry, Gloria Morris, Margaret Parnell, and Wendy Jones. A special thank you to Marc’s girlfriend, Debbie Bogue for caring for Marc through his illnesses. A reception celebrating Marc’s life will be announced at the service. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252.
ROBERT E. WOOLARD Robert E. Woolard, 82, passed away July 5, 2009 in Puyallup, WA. He was born November 16, 1926 in Tacoma, WA. For many years he worked for Tacoma Smelter. Survivors include two daughters, Doreen L. Nygren and Christine L. Thomas; five Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2009 at Mountain View Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.