Steven F. Wilson passed away on 10/4/09. He was born in Austin, MN 9/10/41 to Don and Dorothy Wilson and spent his youth in Minnesota and various parts of the U.S. and later lived in Lakewood. After college, he worked in the U.S. Army, meat packing industry, Tacoma Parks dept. in Tacoma and was a supervisor in the gaming industry. He was an avid sports fan and golfer and umpired many baseball games around Tacoma and Lakewood. His positive outlook on life and sunny disposition will be missed by many. He is survived by brother Sam Wilson (Nancy), sister Janet Hayes, nieces & nephews, Kristin Rick, Beth, Tracy, David Anderson and Mike, Bobby and Dennis Wilson. Service to be held 2PM Friday 10/9 at Lakeview Chapel, 4606 108th St. SW, Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008. Please share memories and condolences at www.edwardsmemorial.com
Michael H. Green Of Tacoma, WA, passed away in the comfort of his home on September 30, 2009 at the age of 67. Born in Ogden, UT to Harold and Venda Green, Michael was a humble man that devoted himself to his family. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lily, daughter Tessa and son-in-law Rante Pacleb, son Sean, grandchildren Hailey, Brayden and Callie, sister Pat and brother-in-law Paul Hampton, sister Jolene, their families, and his devoted companion and pet, Rori. Please join us in celebration of the life of this wonderful man. A reception will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at the Mountain View Funeral Home in the Oak room at the Celebration of Life Center. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Gloria L. Hiles Beloved Wife, Mother, Friend 2-6-41 to 9-24-09 She will be missed. A celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 4th at the family Home. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lorenzo Raynard Coleman Born June 25, 1966, passed away September 28, 2009 from a tough bout with cancer. Funeral service at Edwards Temple October 6, 2009 at 1:00pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
WARREN A. LARSON Delivered into this world by a mid-wife in Old Town (Tacoma) on July 18, 1923 (recorded as July 20th, thus prompting a week long party every year) to Swedish immigrants Nels Martin and Betty Larson. They named their ninth and last child Warren Harding Larson (changed by Warren, as a young man, to Arvid) — Harding was not a president he would have chosen to be named after. He crossed the bar peacefully on September 30, 2009. He served his country during World War II in Africa, Italy, Germany, and France. Warren lived his life with zest and little regard for limits and his own mortality. As a young man he fished with the boats out of Old Town: the water and boats became his passion. In the early 1950’s he built a Gill netter he dubbed the Cindy Lynn that had stove problems and exploded off Vashon with him aboard. His second Gill netter the Johnny K, purchased in the early 1960’s, met a similar fate. Warren put Gill netting aside. He became a tugboat man and worked in all capacities including Captain for Olsen, Tacoma Tug and Barge, Foss, Puget Sound Tug and Barge — later Crowley’s. An occupation he reveled in and produced more stories than one memory has a right to and, throughout the years, relived them often. In the 1960’s Warren heard about a Freeway house that needed moving. Another challenge. So began his landlord/carpenter/remodeler part-time job. Twelve rental homes later, he and his wife “the Boss” had fulfilled their “American Dream”. His semi-retirement days were spent at Pleasure Craft Marina in Gig Harbor communing with other boat Fanatics and adding new gadgets to his 36′ Monk, Betty Lou. Not to be left out of the boat naming, Sam’s contributions came as Warren’s last boat, Alibi Ike. Warren was tickled and proud to be an “honorary cop” and “chief cook and bottle washer” for WACOPS conferences held throughout Washington that he attended with his son, Sam. He was awarded an Appreciation plaque for his contributions. Warren leaves behind his wife of 60+ years, Betty LaPlante Larson, three devoted children, Lynn (Dale) Wahlund, Cindi Kruckeberg, and Sam (Denise) Larson; grandchildren: Eric, Kelly (Cathy), Jessie, Olivia, Lizzy, Aaron, Sonia Wahlund, Tim (Nichelle) Kruckeberg, Cody and Addie Larson; one great grandchild Michelle Wahlund; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Roy and Joanne LaPlante. Thank you, Sam, Denise, Cody, and Addie for your loving inclusion of Dad in your family activities. Roy, thank you for being you. Funeral services will be held in the Mountain View Valley Chapel on Monday, October 5th at 3:30 pm followed by a reception in the Celebration of Life Center. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Franciscan Hospice Care. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Ralph Carter Walker Ralph Carter Walker Age 57, Passed away peacefully at his home in Tacoma on September 30, 2009. He will be missed very much. He is survived by his loving wife Sun Cha Walker; his two sons and wives Richard and Sook, Sky and Lacey, granddaughter Aireana Walker. His mother Mary Walker; brothers Cleveland, Ronnie, Jeffrey; sister Carol Walker and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held in the Mountain View Valley Chapel on Tuesday, October 6th at 2:00 pm. Viewing 2-9pm on 10/5, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Lakewood, Wa. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com