Jon Knowles Whiting (Lt. Col. US Army Ret.)
Jon K. Whiting, age 75, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on July 13, 2009 after a courageous nine year battle with cancer. Jon is survived by his wife of 49 years, Hildegard, of Giessen Germany, his three children and spouses, Leslie (Jerry), Jeanette (Will) and Ian (Krista), seven grandchildren, brother Ted, sister Mary, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jon was born October 20, 1933 in Santa Cruz, California, the third child of Leslie and Marjorie Whiting. After graduating from Santa Cruz High School, he attended and played baseball at the University of San Francisco. Upon graduation in 1955, Jon began his 22 year career as an officer in the United States Army. Lt. Col. Jon K. Whiting served his country proudly overseas in Korea, Germany and Vietnam as well as numerous bases stateside. He retired from the Army in 1978 and settled with military honors at the Tahoma National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a cancer charity. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
JAMES A. HOSKINS MAY 23, 1926 – JULY 11, 2009 James was 83 years old and was born in Tacoma, WA. He lived in Spanaway, WA the majority of his life. James was preceded in death by his wife Zennia and is survived by 3 children – Ronald Hoskins, Sharon (Dennis) Fortin, and Michael (Pamela) Hoskins; 18 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by 3 siblings – Richard Hoskins, Margaret Zemanek, Patrick Hoskins. Funeral services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Viewing on Thursday, July 16th from 3-9 pm and funeral service on Friday, July 17th at 2 pm in the Valley Chapel at Mt. View Funeral Home. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.