Richard Rogers of Naselle, Washington passed away on August 20, 2009 at the age of 75 after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born in Tacoma, Washington in January of 1934. He was raised in the Tacoma-Puyallup area and attended Puyallup High School where he met his bride of 53 years, Sharron Hanson. They were married October 28, 1955. Richard worked in the construction business and was a member of the Operating Engineers, Local #612 for 54 years. He also owned his own business, Richard Rogers Trucking. He sponsored and coached girl’s baseball for 8 years. He also built and operated the Puyallup drag strip. Richard loved racing cars and was a force to be reckoned with in his day! He raced Top Fuel and funny cars. He began to race his own funny cars in the 70’s. Richard gave his Monza a feminine name, “Miss Debra”, named after his daughter. He raced the Monza until 1982 with best ETs in the sixes. Richard also enjoyed fishing and snow mobiling. He and Shay spent many happy, fun-filled times at their winter home in Cle Elum, eating, playing cards and snow mobiling with their family and their many, many friends.
Richard was a “one of a kind” type of guy. There was never a dull moment when he was around. He made life very interesting! He did things HIS way and had a hell of a good time doing it! The most important thing you should know and remember about Richard is that he loved all children and animals unconditionally.
Richard was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ted and Grace, and his brother Gary. He leaves behind his beloved wife Shay, daughters Debi and BJ, brother Duane Butler and wife Doris, his beloved granddaughter Katrina (Katie) Shay who was always in his thoughts and heart until the day he died. Richard leaves a host of other family members and friends too numerous to name, but you know who you are.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Richard by donating to Harbor’s Home Health & Hospice, 201 7th St., Hoquiam, WA 98550, who provided excellent and very professional care, or to the animal shelter in your area.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Walt Austin Racing, 5110 184th St. E., Tacoma, WA.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Robert W. Gray Born 12-4-1951 in Morenci, AZ; passed away 8-7-2009 in Olympia, WA. He leaves behind his parents Dale and Betty Gray, his brothers William (Karen) of Deridder, LA, Larry (Cindy) of Spanaway, and Dennis (Lori) of Port Orchard, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was interred at Tahoma National Cemetery. On Bob’s request, there will be no formal funeral services. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Robert Paul Mason “Jesus loves me, this I know!” Born September 6, 1956 to Paul and Hilde Mason in Anniston, Alabama. They moved to Tacoma in 1958, where they made their home. Robert attended Geiger Elementary and Hunt Junior High School and was confirmed at St. Mark’s by the Narrows Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of Wilson High School, after which he worked as a machinist at Tacoma Cable Craft. Robert owned Brothers Painting Company, named so in honor of his two brothers. In 1990 he made a career change when he started working for the Pacific Maritime Association, where he achieved the status of Class “A” Longshoreman at Local 23. Robert was a hard-working family man and a loving father with a good heart. We will always miss his sense of humor that touched so many lives. He was truly one of a kind. We love you dearly. Rest in heavenly peace my son, our father and our brother! Preceded by his father Paul Mason, his brothers Roy Mason and Richard Mason, and Robert’s former wife Georgina Mason, Robert is survived by his mother Hilde Mason, his sons Travis Mason and wife Jessie and Ben Mason, sisters Mary Grote and Brandy Collins and husband Rocky, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at St Marks Lutheran Church by the Narrows (253-752-4966), August 30th, 2009 at 3PM. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Joyce Lucille Peterson Apr. 11, 1931 – Aug. 18, 2009 Joyce passed away at home in Midland, WA after a 15-year battle with cancer. Joyce married her high school sweetheart Donald (Pete) Peterson on June 25, 1949, just after graduation from Lincoln High School. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Joyce enjoyed quilting and belonged to several quilting guilds. She provided many quilts to cancer patients going through chemotherapy. Joyce also leaves behind daughters Linda (Fred) McMahan, Pennie (Lee) Combs, and son Donald (Cindy) Peterson. She had 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Mountain View on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at 2pm in the Celebration of Life Center. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank Franciscan Hospice for all their support the last few months. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Earl Richard Reinke (TPD) Earl Reinke, 75, passed away on August 7, 2009 after a short illness. A graveside inurnment service will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 10:30 AM at Mountain View Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, Washington. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Hallie Lucille (Miser) Winfrey 23 Dec 1911 – 16 Aug 2009 To see full obituary go to www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Doyce Ray Pike, 80 yrs 8 months and 20 days.
His beloved Lord Jesus reached down and gently cradled him in is arms, taking him home. Doyce was born 30 Nov 1928 to Lovie Bratter Presley Pike and Roy Bradley Pike. He was born and raised in Heber Springs, Arkansas and attended school there. He entered the United States Air Force in 1952, serving his country faithfully and to the very best of his ability until his retirement in May of 1972. He met and married his one true love in Heber Springs, Arkansas, Ms. Lavetta Jean Carr on 5 February 1952.
Upon his retirement he went to work for K-Mart in Lakewood. He started as a door greeter working his way to garden shop manager. He worked for K-Mart for 22 years until he retired.
Doyce served his Lord faithfully in the Lakewood Landmark Missionary Baptist Church where he accepted his Lord in 1973. He was ordained as Deacon of the church and served faithfully. He was also a Sunday School teacher and song leader. He surrendered his life to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in 1999 and he was a missionary in Olympia, Washington as well then he became the preacher of the Lakewood Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Lakewood, Washington serving his Lord faithfully, until due to his illness he had to retire.
Doyce leaves behind a loving family. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother Lovie Pike and his father Roy Bradley Pike. Also his step-mother Beatrice Pike; Ople Carr his father-in-Law, and Leon Tilley, Royce Lee Ward his brother-in-laws. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lavetta Jean of almost 58 years, his mother-in-law Opal Carr, of Greers Ferry, Arkansas. Two daughters, Darlene (Glen) Whitbeck , of Tacoma, Washington; Janice (Joe) George of Denver, Colorado; one son, Donald (Marie) Pike, of Tacoma, Washington. He leaves behind 20 grandchildren: Katherine& Jason Leach; Mayme & Mateo Donaldson; Gregory Whitbeck; Raymond Whitbeck all of Tacoma, Washington, Jennifer & Randal Beaver of West Virginia; Jeanenne & Chad Dunbar; Jason & Amber George; Joanne George all of Denver, Colorado, Bobbie & Brian French; Tony & Christine Sutherlin; Aaron Wilks; Janice & Ed Riley; Henson & Catherine Weinman all of Tacoma, Washington. He also leaves behind 21 great grandchildren: Garrett Whitbeck; Brooklynn Donaldson; Abegail Donaldson; Matteson Donaldson; Kaylie Beaver; Zachary Beaver; Logan Dunbar; Mallory Dunbar, Brian Jr; Christian; Elijah French; James McKay; Damon Sutherlin; Devon Sutherlin; Hunter Wilks; Mya Riley, Henson Jr; Alyssa Weinman; Hannah Weinman; Trystin Weinman; Chase Weinman. Sisters: Amilee (Royce Lee) Ward; Christine (Sonny) Thasher; Linda (James) Highfill; Eva Dean (Billy Tom ) Bittle; Cloeta (Dempsey) Berry; Elfreeda (Leon) Tilley; Gereta Gibbs; Shirley (Rodney) Woolf; Karon (Fred) Taylor; Judy (James)Prestwood; Dedra McCaghren; Brothers: Ivon Dean (Betty) Pike; Kenneth (Dorothy) Pike; Harold (Vernita)Carr; Carlon (Linda) Carr; Phil Carr. Many nieces and nephews, cousins.
Doyce, finds that there is no better time than now to be saved, John 3: 16-18. His pallbearers are his grandsons: Mateo Donaldson, Gregory Whitbeck, Raymond Whitbeck, Henson Weinman, Ed Riley, Tony Sutherlin, Aaron Wilks, Brian French. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, Washington, 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.