Shane Thomas Zitkovich
Born 7/7/1983 in Mount Vernon, WA and passed away unexpectedly 8/2/2009 in Tacoma, WA.
Shane is survived by his mother, Tammy Letellier; father, Thomas Zitkovich; sister, Nichole (Jeremy) Parks; grandmother, Marie Letellier; grandfather, Steven Zitkovich.
Funeral service to be held 10AM Wednesday, 8/12 at Lakeview Chapel, 4606 108th St. SW, Lakewood, WA. Interment with military honors to follow at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008. Please share memories and condolences at www.edwardsmemorial.com
Colonel Thomas E. Watson Jr., U.S. Army Retired, passed away peacefully at his home in DuPont, Washington, on July 30, 2009 at age 89. He is survived by his wife, Katharine Fuller Watson (Kitty), his brother John E. Watson, and his three children, Josepha Louise Jewett, Gerald Alan Watson, and Austin Geoffrey Watson, and by his six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Tommy was born on December 27, 1919 in San Francisco and graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in 1941 whereupon he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Regular Army. Tommy was a true soldier of the greatest generation, placing his boots on all the major beaches of Europe in WW-II, receiving the Silver Star in Korea defending the Yalu River crossing, and prevailing in hand-to-hand combat in Vietnam. In 1970, Tommy and Kitty moved to Fircrest, Washington, and Tommy forged another successful fifteen year career as a Stockbroker. Tommy is remembered for his devotion to family, allegiance to country, and his great sense of humor. We honor him in his passing. A private family service is planned. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.