Jane Turner Walker Our beloved Jane was called home with the Lord on May 10, 2009. She was born on the North Pacific train “North Coast Limited” near Butte, MT, on the way to Seattle. She first lived in Rutland, VT and then moved to Orcas Island, WA near East Sound where she grew up. After high school she majored in education and taught school in Hawaii, California, Oregon and Washington. She taught in many one room school houses throughout the San Juan’s including Waldron and Orcas Island. She was a captain on a tugboat and also had her own driving school in Portland, OR. She met her first husband Warren Houghton in Hawaii and her second husband Geoffrey Walker on Orcas Island. She loved to travel and has many friends around the world. She especially loved New Zealand and spent many months there. She was very active in politics and was good friends with WA Gov. Booth Gardner. She was very involved in her grandchildren’s activities. Jane was very ambitious and even moved back to her childhood house on Orcas when she was 83 where she lived until she was in her late eighties. She spent her remaining years in Bellevue near family. She is preceded in death by her mother Abbie Langell, father Frederick Turner and brother Sheldon Brooks. She is survived by her sons Meech Houghton and James Walker, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Mom, you will forever be in our hearts. A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Murphy Lee Jackson was born in Texas on July 26, 1943 to Leatter Thomas and Clifford Johnson. She lived most of her life in Tacoma Wa. She went home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2009 at Manor care in Tacoma. She is survived by her Mother, Leatter, three sisters Roxie, Clara, Ramona, and one brother Silvester. Five children, Otis Jr, William, Duwana(Leon), Pamela, Shaun (Michael) and twenty two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. Funeral service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Valley Chapel 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA. 98499 on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2pm. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Marion Grace Kittinger Marion was born February 8, 1927 in Aberdeen, WA and peacefully passed away on September 2, 2009 at the age of 82. She was a longtime resident of Tacoma. Marion grew up in Aberdeen, graduated with honors from Weatherwax High School and worked as a nursing assistant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Aberdeen. She enjoyed music, was a lifelong Mariner fan, and loved her two Cairn Terriers, Mac and Perkins. Marion was preceded in death by her husband, William Kittinger and her sister DeEtte Eaton. She is survived by her three children, Joel Kittinger, Elaine (Dan) Besett, and Paul Kittinger and two grandchildren, Kelly Hardwick and Shanley Besett. A memorial service to honor Marion will be held at Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood on Thursday, September 10th at 12:30 PM. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Patrick Joseph McLaughlin, born 10/03/56 in Trenton, New Jersey, went to be with his beloved Savior on 09/03/09 in Lakewood, WA after a long fight with prostate cancer. He leaves behind his wonderful mother, wife Robin, daughter Erynn, stepchildren Mariah, Cody, Wendell and Brianne, brother Edward, sisters Beth (Art) and Joan (Joel) and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Patrick’s life will be celebrated 10:30am Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Trinity Church of Pierce County, 4041 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA 98409. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to www.prostatecancerfoundation.org. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
THOMAS E HARTZELL 3-07-1939 ~ 08-29-2009 Tom was born in Tiffin, Ohio. His family moved to Tacoma in 1951. Tom enlisted in the Air Force and met his first wife in Bethel Alaska and they had 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. He met his second wife in Tacoma and they had 2 girls. Tom also had 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Tom worked at Fairliner Boat and Long Painting Co. Tom loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. For further information, please go to: memorialwebsites.legacy. com/tomhartzell/homepage.aspx. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.