Bernice E. Burnett February 2, 1921 – July 6, 2009 A bright, loving light went out in the world on the 6th of July when Bernice passed away. Bernice was born to Arthur L. Olson and Anna C. Olson on February 2, 1921, in Calvin, ND. Bernice’s parents moved to Tacoma, WA in 1934. Bernice graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. She worked as a bookkeeper at Harmon Furniture. Bernice married her beloved husband, Frisco Burnett (pro bowler), in 1940. Bernice’s interests were spending time with her loving family and she also loved to bowl. Bernice also had a deep love and appreciation for music, including big band music and accomplished jazz artists. Bernice, Frisco and young daughter Elizabeth moved to Portland, OR in 1959. Bernice worked for Marco Investment Company as a bookkeeper for over forty years. Bernice moved back to Tacoma in early 2005, where she lived at the Clare Bridge Memory Care Center, and to be closer to her brother Raymond A. Olson (Dolores). Bernice is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Burnett of Puyallup, WA, her brother Raymond A. Olson (Dolores) of University Place, WA, her brother-in-law Ralph Burnett (Wally) of Tacoma, WA; she also has two grandchildren, Anthony Marez, Vancouver, WA and Kevin Marez, San Diego, CA, two great-grandchildren, Lavin A. Marez of Los Angeles, CA, and Jordan Marez of Tacoma, WA, special friends Sylvia Clouse (Dick) and Marlene Saunders (Tom). Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Frisco Burnett, in 1962, daughter Elouise Marez in 1998, granddaughter Valerie J. Marez in 2003, and grandson John Binder in 2005. A private interment was held on 7/13/2009, at Mountain View Funeral Home Memorial Park and Crematory in Lakewood, WA. There will be a celebration of Bernice’s life at the Clouse home at 10435 10th Ave. Ct. S., in Tacoma, WA, on Saturday, August 8, 2009, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. The family suggests memorials may be made in her name to the MultiCare-Good Samaritan Home Health and Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association . Arrangements made by Mountain View Funeral Home Memorial Park and Crematory. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Kenneth Allan Clifford, 93, born June 4, 1916, and by God’s grace, graduated into heaven July 10, 2009. He was married 63 years to Ruby Carlton, and is survived by 3 children, Jay Clifford, Judy Mortenson, and Kay Archie, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great children. He lived most of his life in Tacoma. Celebrate his homecoming 1 PM, July 31 at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Wayne M. Graves, Jr. Age 52, passed away July 16, 2009. Wayne was born to parents Miriam C. and Wayne M. Graves, Sr. on August 19, 1956 in Williams Air Force Base, Arizona. He is survived by his Mom, Miriam, his sons Ian and Tyler, his sisters Carol (Peter) Viser and Miriam (John) Tveit, his brother John (Kathy) Graves, his nephew and niece Michael and Allie Graves. Wayne graduated from Stadium High School in 1974, where he was a member of its first varsity soccer team. In the years following high school he loved playing soccer with his friends, and in recent times enjoyed following the local professional sports teams. He will be missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 4:00pm at Saint Marks Lutheran Church by the Narrows, 6730 North 17th Street, Tacoma, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tacoma Pierce County Youth Soccer Association. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Keith E. Housiaux July 13, 1935 – July 20, 2009 Keith passed away at home after a brief illness. He was born to Richard and Louella Housiaux in the state of Wyoming. He is survived by his sister Valorie (Russell) Williams, daughter Cheri Housiaux, sons Dean and Guy Housiaux, nieces and nephews Giner Blowers, Tina Rauch, Kevin Lewis, and Richard Lewis. Preceded in death by his parents and brothers Darrell, Ronald, and sister Carol. He will be missed by his family and the many friends he made over his lifetime. No services will be held at his request. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Bruce Leighton Palmer, Jr. Aug. 7, 1952 – Jul. 20, 2009 At Bruce’s request, no services were held. Bruce is survived by wife Carolyn of 35 years, sisters Beth Palmer and Carole Erwin. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
James Edward Warmouth James Edward Warmouth, 78, died peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009 in University Place Care Center. He was born November 19, 1930 in Staten Island, New York. He retired from the Army in 1972, and afterwards worked for the Civil Service. He loved bowling, tennis, and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Maria Warmouth, one daughter, Grace Koreyasu of Honolulu, Hawaii, and her daughters Rachel and Jessica, one son, Ritchie Warmouth of Columbia, South Carolina, wife Cecilia, and his two sons, Ritchie, Jr. and Julio, two brothers, Charles Warmouth of Florida and Richie Warmouth of California. Viewing will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 from 3-9p.m. Funeral service will be at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, 4100 A Street South, Tacoma, Washington 98444, on July 29, 2009 at 10:00a.m. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.