Aida Tolentino (Yingling) passed October 17 peacefully in her sleep due to congestive heart failure. Born Sept. 25, 1925 in Cavite City, Philippines, Aida is survived by her four children: Millie Miller-Hoover, John Yingling, Jr., Vida Yingling-Thomas, and Rico Yingling. She also leaves three grandchildren: Lisa Garcia Lee, Bret Yingling, and David Yingling, and two great-grand children Nancy Anna and Heather Lynn Lee. Aida was a beautiful woman growing up in post-war Philippines. She danced with, and soon after, married the handsome Air Force Private John H. Yingling, Sr. in 1950. They were known as the best dance couple at the NCO club at Clark Air Base. They lived their life living in the Philippines, Azores, New Hampshire, California, Ohio, finally settling in Tacoma. Their marriage lasted a wonderful 38 years. Aida was an avid crocheter, winning awards at the Puyallup Fair and making hand-crocheted bedspreads for many family and friends. She was well liked by all the kids so her home was the place to hang out. Aida will be fondly remembered by all for her Christmas Eve feasts. She prepared Filipino foods for the traditional midnight supper. Aida retired after serving 25 years in the Federal Government. Services: Saturday October 24, 2009 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven at 14601 A St. S., Tacoma. 8:30 a.m. viewing, 9:00 a.m. Rosary, and 10:00 a.m. Mass with a reception following. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008. Please share memories and condolences at www.edwardsmemorial.com
Donna Rose Koch passed away October 17, 2009 in Tacoma, WA at the age of 69. Born July 18, 1940 in Tacoma, WA to Caroline and Donald Lacy. After 14 yrs. in WA, they went to Browns Cork, Ireland, and traveled many places before returning. She attended Lincoln High School. Donna leaves behind her husband of 38 years, “RockOn Roll Bob”, sister and friend Frances Fenton, of Tacoma. Frances has always been there, being more than a friend or sister. She’s been there unconditionally; 6 children Tina, Cindy, Bud, Don, Carrie and Marcus, as well as 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Barbara Koch; 2 very special nieces Krista and Bethany. Special men in her life Gail Guthrie and Tory Wall. She loved being a grandmother. Cinnamon kept her company, sharing movies and talking stories. Donna spent several years working in the medical field at Western State Hospital, Gig Harbor Cinemas, and was manager and friend to Joann Fabrics, where she passed on her many generations of learned stitchery and crafts to her many customers, community and friends. Special thanks to the entire Hospice team. She will be deeply missed. Viewing will be held Thurs., Oct. 22nd, 1-9pm at Mt. View Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday, Oct. 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Valley Chapel at Mt. View Funeral Home in Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Godofredo (Fred) Quiroz Born 10/20/41 Died 10/8/09 Survived by wife Delores and 3 children Rose, Godofredo Lee and Marita with many grandchildren. Visitation will be Fri.-Sat. 10-9pm. Graveside service Sat. Oct. 24th at 1:30 p.m at Mtn. View Funeral Home in Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
NATALIE JANE SPANN Dec. 14, 1963 – Oct. 13, 2009 Natalie Jane Spann was born to parents Willie Spann and Elaine Spann (McDonald) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The family moved to Tacoma on January 2, 1968. Natalie graduated from Lakes High School in 1982. She graduated from Tacoma Community College in 1989 and attended Western Washington University and Kent State University. Natalie was a spokesperson for the American Heart Association for several years and was an active member of Allen AME Church. She loved to draw, cook, listen to old school, and mentor the young ladies of Sisters of Vision. Her greatest joy in life was her son Isaiah. Natalie is survived by her son, Isaiah, her parents, Willie Spann (Louise), Elaine McDonald, her sister Shari (Rev. David Aaron Johnson), Shannon Hopkins (Bryan), grandmother, Erna McDonald, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Celebration of her life will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 23rd at Allen AME Church, 1223 Martin Luther King in Tacoma, WA. Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association Wear your brightly colored clothes as we celebrate her life. SHE IS HEALED! Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com