Frederick F. Greer Lifetime Tacoma resident Fred Greer passed away peacefully in Everett, WA on October 31, 2009 with family by his side. Fred was born in Tacoma on January 1, 1912. Fred proudly served in the US Army during WWII and after an honorable discharge worked at the American Smelting & Refining Co. (ASARCO) in Ruston, WA. Retiring as a Furnace Foreman in 1971. Fred will be remembered by many in the Ruston area as he was a frequent patron of many of the local establishments as well as a member of the Narrows VFW for many years. Fred will also be remembered as a man with a huge heart, who worked hard, and was never afraid to lend a hand. Fred was a wonderful story teller who lived nearly a century, he will be greatly missed. Fred leaves behind daughters: Anne Greer, Carole Anne Dietz, Carla Stewart (Gaylon), Caren Purbaugh (Jon), 7 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends who loved him dearly. Fred is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Greer, July 25, 2009. Service will be held Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 10:00 am in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home & Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Sharon Maria Hammeken My darling wife passed away peacefully on November 1, 2009. She was born on October 24, 1942 in Seattle. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Steve, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, four brothers and numerous relatives and friends. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, son and daughter, grandson, and a sister and brother. She loved people and was loved by all. She enjoyed gardening and sewing and did interior design for many years. Services will be held at 12:00 PM Friday, November 6, 2009 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel followed by a reception. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Marie C. Strauss (DeKrey), born in Pettibone, North Dakota on March 22, 1912, passed away on November 1, 2009. Marie taught in the rural schools in Pettibone for seven years. She was an active member in several churches over the years and was a member of United Church in University Place. Survivors include daughter Muriel Clough; grandsons, Brien Clough and wife Shanon, Kevin Clough and wife Camille; great-granddaughter Gracie Clough; and great-grandsons Santana Clough and Dakoda and Sequoia Waddell; in-laws Ole and Lorraine Tokheim; nieces, a nephew, and many cousins. Preceding her in death were her husband Harold, son Eugene, son-in-law Danny Clough, a sister, Henriette Knoblich, former brother-in-law Gottlieb, brothers John and Leroy DeKrey, and sister-in-law Lou. Graveside services will be held in Mountain View Memorial Park TODAY, Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 2:30 PM, with Rev. Ken Rhoe officiating. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Margret Elizabeth Ward August 7, 1922 – October 31, 2009 Margret was born in Seattle to Clara Francis and Axel Swanson. She joined the Salvation Army Church in 1938 and volunteered numerous hours. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Clifford Ward, her daughter Melode Motycka (Bill), grandchildren Elizabeth Feigen (Eric), Jeffrey Sutton (Jana), great grandchildren Kyle, Lindsay, Madeline and a girl expected in March. Her greatest joys were her family and her church. Memorial to be held at the Salvation Army 1110 S. Puget Sound, Tacoma, 11:00am, Friday, November 6, 2009. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
William Fred Armstrong passed away at the age of 70, on the morning of Nov. 1st to a battle with brain cancer. He died peacefully in his home around family and friends. He is survived by his wife Sharon, his 2 daughters, and 6 step children. Every life that he has touched, has been blessed. Join us to celebrate his life at the Elks Club in Tacoma on Sat Nov. 7th at 1:00pm. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
JUSTINE LAVERN BROWN A longtime Tacoma resident, mother, and community activist. Born Oct. 20, 1914, Justine passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 28, 2009 surrounded by her three devoted sons James, Ronald and Jerome. Please join the family for the celebration of her life. The viewing: Friday, Nov. 6th, 3-9pm at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 7th, 10am at Allen AME Church, 1223 Martin L. King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Dale Larson Born 5/15/28 to Helmer and Margret Larson and passed away 11/1/09. A graduate of Lincoln High School and five years at College of Puget Sound (now UPS); served in the Korean War, stationed in Germany for two years. Preceded in death by mother and father and sister, Shirley. Survived by wife of 60 years, Nina, of the home, two sons, Colin (Charlott) of Texas, Michael (Marie) of Tacoma, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and aunt Janet Milton of Detroit. Dale spent many years enjoying fishing, hunting, and get-togethers with the old jocks at the Elks Club. Services: Sat., Nov. 7th at 2:00pm, Mt. View Funeral Home in the Aspen Chapel in the Celebration of Life Building. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Ora Jean Young Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God (NIV, Psalm 20:7) Our Mom was a woman of faith who loved and trusted God. (Ora) Jean Young was born in Bassano, Alberta, Canada to Stephen John and Helen Josephine McGuire on April 10, 1923. She was a loving mother, devoted wife, and loyal and caring friend. She passed on to join her husband, Lonnie D. Young, in Heaven on Friday, October 30, 2009. She is survived by her three sons, Mark P. Young, Paul A. Young, and Stephen W. Young, daughter-in-law Anne Young, grandchildren Rocio, Miquel, Justin, Elizabeth, JD, and Kelly, and great-grandchildren Darrin, Kyra, Cassidy, Thatcher, and Jeffrey. Funeral services will be held in the Mountain View Aspen Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Tacoma, WA 98499, (253) 584-0252, at 2p.m. Friday, November 6, 2009. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .