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 .
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 .
Sophie “Ruth” Huggins Ruth went to be with her husband Art on 6/15/09. She was an avid traveler, square dancer, bowler, seamstress & Tacoma Stars Historian. Ruth is survived by 2 children: Denis/Patty Huggins & Artie Sue Hillius; grandchildren: Dale, Doug, Denis, Cody, KC & Lori; great-grandchildren: Jake, Baylee, Kemper, Tanner, Cameron, Ryder, Reece, Isabelle, Devon & Abby. Open House Memorial on 7/18/09 from 1-5pm @ 12902 18th Ave E, Tacoma (253-531-7962). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Research Assoc. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Dorothy Eleanor Wyse Dorothy Eleanor (Pierson) Wyse was born in St. John Washington on July 31st, 1918 to Earl and Winnifred Pierson. She was the firstborn to a family that eventualy grew to a total of 9 children. She graduated Colfax High School in 1936 with honors at the top of her class. She met and married James Wyse in Pullman after meeting playing in a dance band while Jim was attending WSU. It was a marriage that lasted a lifetime until Jimmy’s death in 1988. Dorothy continued to live independantly enjoying music, books, travel, aerobics and volunteer work until she died on July 6th 2009 of heart failure. Dorothy is survived by her three children: Penni, Marty and Wendy; her three grandchildren: Tarik, Marcus and Tim and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Doris, Francis, Randy Robby, Sally and Nancy (predeceased by two of her brothers John and Earl Jr.) Memorial service will be July 15th, 1:00pm at Grace Baptist Church in Tacoma with viewing on July 14th 1:00-9:00pm at Mountatin View where she will be buried. If so desired, donations can be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), the American Heart Association or the Tacoma Orthopedic Guild. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Sidney R. Luttinen
Born June 11,1934 in Seattle, WA and passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends July 12, 2009 in Tacoma, WA. Sidney graduated from the UW in 1956 with a BS degree in Chemistry and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, UW Alumni, and an avid Husky football season ticket holder since 1971. Sidney served 30 years and retired from the US Army Reserves on 6/11/ 94 as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his service he received the Legion of Merit Award and served on the command and staff at the University of Nevada (Reno). Sidney was employed by Penwalt Corp. from 4/1/1957 in the sales department and in 1972 he became the district sales manager and later in 1981 district became the purchasing agent retiring 8/1/90. Later in life, he followed Tacoma HS sports and received the Tacoma School Senior Citizen District Gold Card Club for his support of youth activities and was also a past member of the Tacoma Elks. Throughout his life he had a passion to travel and see the world including China, South America and his native ancestry Finland.
Sidney is survived by his loving companion Fran Schruefer; Son, Michael (Wendy) Luttinen; daughter, Susan Luttinen; twin-brother, Carlyle (Sandra) Luttinen; grand-daughter, Kendal Luttinen; step-son, Steve (Sherri) Smolinske; step-daughter, Kathy(John) Riggs; 4 step-grandchildren, Nicole, Chris, Derek and Jacob.
Preceded in death by son Kenneth Luttinen in March of 2009.
Service with full military honors to be held 11:15AM Thursday, 7/16 at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042. Memorial service to follow at 1:30PM Thursday, 7/16 at Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 Westgate Blvd, Tacoma, WA 98406. The family wishes to thank Dr. Wadsworth, Heart Warming Care, Multicare Hospice. Memorial Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Skyline Presbyterian. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008. Please share memories and condolences at www.edwardsmemorial.com.