Marguerite F. Attebery
It is with great sorrow that we say good bye to our beloved Marguerite. With her family gathered together, Marguerite was suddenly taken from this world to begin her journey to Heaven. Marguerite was born in Eveleth, Minnesota to Florence and Myles Furlong. After her father’s death, and her graduation from Hibbing High School, she and her family moved to Tacoma, where she met and married Jim Attebery. Together, they built their first of many homes in Lakewood. Marguerite was a stay at home mother while raising her three children. When her children were all in school, Marguerite joined the work force, in real estate then went into banking and retired as a branch manager for what is now Bank of America. Her retirement years meant spending incredibly special time with her cherished children, Lynda Hamilton, Lyle Attebery, Leslie Attebery (Chuck Bock) and grandchildren: Michelle Robinette (Jeff), Carrie Casey (Joe), James and Jared Attebery, Madison Phipps (Ron) and MacKenzie Attebery Bock. It didn’t stop there, however, as she was blessed with and thoroughly enjoyed her great grandchildren: Joey and McKenna Casey, Max, Jack, and Nick Robinette and her last “Precious” Phoenix Phipps. She will be deeply missed by all of her family, including her brother Richard Furlong (Pat), her sister Elaine Erchul (Frank) and their families including many nieces and nephews. Marguerite had many life long friends and in the past several years met and enjoyed many new friends. Most will remember an elegant “pretty in pink” lady, who was so gracious. She had a contagious smile matched by her excellent sense of humor and a very caring personality. She leaves behind an enormous void that will never be filled. Heartfelt thanks go to the wonderfully caring people at Tacoma General Hospital. A memorial service will be held at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Monday, July 13, 2009, 1:00 PM, which will be followed by a celebration of Marguerite’s life at the Lakewood Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marguerite’s name to Caring For Kids 6132 Motor Avenue SW Suite W-1 Lakewood, WA 98499. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Fred A. Clark Fred A. Clark, 87, passed away on July 3, 2009 in Lacey, Washington. He founded Puget Sound Meat Supply in Tacoma, was a retired Air Force Lt. Col, volunteer fireman in University Place, a member of Paramount Christian Church in Lacey, Horace W. Tyler Masonic Lodge, Afifi Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite. He was an active member of Wally Byam Caravan Club International and wintered in Mesa, Arizona. He was preceded in death by wives Shirley and Beverly, and is survived by his wife Phyllis; son, Gary Clark (Carol); daughter, Pat Palmer (Hal); 6 step-children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In accordance with Fred’s wishes, there will be no service. A memorial will be held in Mesa at a later date. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Patrick James Howe 1923 – 2009 Patrick James Howe was born to James J. Howe and Hazel Fox in Dickinson, North Dakota on March 2, 1923. He passed away peacefully on July 8, 2009 with his wife Melba by his side. Pat served in the USENavy during WWII. He worked as an engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad for over 40 years. Pat was a big part of the community in Tacoma, WA. He was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, the Elks and TOA and a volunteer at the VA Hospital. His favorite activities were camping, boating, golf and breakfast after church with friends. Most importantly, he spent his time with family and his wife Melba, whom he loved very much. He is survived by Melba, his wife of 64 years, son Jim, daughters Janet and Patty and son-in-law Tom Watters. He was a wonderful grandpa to six grandchildren, Janelle Louis (Robert), Mindy Drake (Rob), Patrick Mittlestead (Shaina), Becky Scott, Jessie Beaty (Geno), and Brandon Howe (Ann). He also had five great-grandchildren, Breanna, Angel, Mason, Noah and Max. His funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Church this Monday, July 13th at 11:00 a.m. Arrangments by Mountain View Funeral Home. Internment at Calvery Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Pat’s name. Special thanks from the family to the Doctors and staff at St Joseph Hospital. Especially Dr. Kelly and nurses Robert McGruder and Holly Opland. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
MAGGIE D. SACKS Maggie was born to William and Carrie Gear on Feb. 23, 1942 in Greenville, Miss. and left to be with her LORD and Saviour on July 5th, 2009. She will be remembered as a humble and faithful servant of her LORD, a devoted mother and wife, a loving sister and dear friend. Maggie was preceded in death by 4 sisters. She will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 42 yrs, William Sr., sons William Jr. (Laurie), Greg, Ron (Marshella), and Jeff (Jeanne), mother Carrie Gear, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, as well as many relatives and friends. Besides her love of family, she was known for 30 years of dedication to service at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ. Maggie served as State Hospitality Board President, District Women’s Dept. Hospitality Coordinator, President of Local Hospitality Board, as well as, a member of the Mother’s Board, Annual Appreciation Committee, and Pastor’s Aide Committee. Her love of cooking and community was also felt in the Tacoma School District for 22 years prior to her retirement in 2007. While cooking was high on her list of loves, having won a blue ribbon at the Puyallup Fair for her 7-Up Pound Cake, she also found glory in caring for others as a CNA in local nursing homes. A heartfelt thanks to the staff of TG CVICU and Medical Unit for the compassionate care provided during her brief illness. Viewing will be at Mountain View Funeral Home on July 13, noon-9pm. A Homegoing Celebration will be held on July 14, 11:00 a.m. at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .