Sally Jo Armstrong. Born 8/19/1935 in Artesia, CA and passed away 11/9/2009 in University Place, WA. Sally is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Von of University Place, WA; son, Marc (Jane) Armstrong of Santa Cruz, CA; daughter, Libby (Steven) Wallace of University Place, WA; 5 grandchildren, Lauren (Justin) Arnold, James Wallace, David Armstrong, Matt Armstrong, Emily Armstrong; and 1 great-grandson soon to be born. At Sally’s request, there will be no service. Donations can be made to Franciscan Hospice, 2901 Bridgeport Way W., U.P. WA 98466 or Everlasting Path Adult Family Home, 3530 Sunset Drive W., U.P., WA 98466. Please see full obit at www.edwardsmemorial.com
KI SOON (KAY) HAY Born on October 31, 1930, passed away in her home on October 31, 2009. She will be laid to rest at Mountain View Memorial Park aside her husband Aaron. She will be remembered and missed by her many friends. At her request, there will be no service. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Garth Lincoln Butler 1919-2009 Remembered for his laughter, poetry, and jokes, our dad and grampa will be missed. Born in Tacoma, he was an active Tacoma Outboard Association member, motorcycle racer, and sports enthusiast. To know him was to love him and to know him was to laugh. He is survived by his two children Michael and Joanne Butler, daughter-in-law, Pat Butler, and grandchildren Chris and Michelle Butler along with their spouses Sherilyn Butler and Eston Stiles. Please send remembrances to Living Grace Ministry Church at 106 S. 28th St., Tacoma 98402. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com . Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.
Joan A. Carbone Born in Springville, Utah Aug. 1, 1936, passed away peacefully at St. Clare Hospital on Nov. 3rd, 2009. Joan and her husband Jack were blessed with 35 years of companionship and love. All who knew her will miss her big smile and loving heart. She is survived by her husband Jack, sister JeanE(Dean) Allan of Mapleton, Utah, 4 children: Michael (Cheryl) Madsen, Scott, Tracie (Patrick) Carbone, KC (Myra), 4 step-children, Dan (Susan) Carbone, Mitch, Patrick (Tracie), and Pamala (Richard)ELee. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 12:00 Nov. 10, 2009 at Mountain View Funeral Park. Garden Chapel. (584-0252), Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Eugenia (Jenny) Gilbert Born October 15, 1924, Jenny passed peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by her family, on November 4, 2009. Jenny was born in Poland. During the war she and her family was forced to flee to Germany. After the war she met a young American soldier, Jim Gilbert of Johnstown PA, who became the love of her life. They were married in Nuernberg, Germany, and spent over 50 years together. As a military family they spent time in Germany, New York, and Pennsylvania before settling in Tacoma in 1959. When Jim retired, Jenny and Jim became dedicated Tacoma Mall walkers. They loved camping and travelling in their motor home. After Jim’s passing, Jenny became very active at the Eagles Aerie #3 in South Tacoma, where she worked many hours volunteering in food service as well as serving as an officer in the Auxiliary. In 2001 she was honored as Mrs. Eagle of the year. Jenny was able to continue to travel with her family to many places. They have been members of Hope Lutheran Church for over 45 years. Jenny’s legacy will continue on in her daughters Karin Brown of Yelm, WA and Bonnie (Mike) Doyle of Tacoma, WA, 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is now with her Lord and in the arms of her beloved husband Jim. Viewing will be Monday, November 9th, 2009 from 1 PM to 9 PM at Mountain View Funeral Home, with graveside service November 10th at 10:30 AM and a memorial/celebration of life service at Hope Lutheran Church, 7209 South Puget Sound, beginning at 1 PM. Arrangements made by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Howard Burdette Lucas Passed away November 5, 2009 at the age of 85. He was born July 30, 1924 to Fred and Elva Lucas in Aberdeen, WA. Howard grew up in Oroville, WA with his parents and brother, Ronald. Shortly after his honorable discharge from the US Army in 1946, Howard moved to Tacoma. He began working as a freelance photographer and for several attorneys as a private investigator. In 1973, the Tacoma Police Department hired him as a forensics technician, and he retired in 1986 after a distinguished career. He enjoyed ballroom dancing and spent many years of his retirement teaching the art to vacationers on several cruise lines. Howard is survived by daughters Penny (Daniel) Nelson and Cheryl (Christopher) Murphy; stepdaughters Sharon, Patti, and Lynn; grandchildren Lydia, Alyssa, Michael, and Nicholas; and great-granddaughters Alexandra and Ava. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 1 PM, at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood. To learn more about Howard’s life, or to share memories, please visit his online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
George R Marincin Born in Tacoma on July 18, 1928 died in Tacoma on November 3, 2009. George was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Anne, all of his siblings Anne, Michael, Robert, Elizabeth and Clarence; and one daughter Susan Ann. He is survived by his wife, Mabellene and five children; George Richard II ‘Rick’ (Victoria), Sharon Wicken, Sallie (Michael Blake), Shirley Scott (Kevin) and Sonja Angeline (Scott). He enjoyed his 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grand-children and never tired of talking about them. Graveside service Nov 14th 11:30 at Mt. View, memorial service at Good Shepherd Lutheran following at 1 pm. Donations can be made in his name to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Concordia Lutheran School. A guest book for condolences is available at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Lucy B. Marshall Sunrise Mar. 9, 1917 Sunset Nov. 5, 2009 Survived by son Martin (Nona) Brazier and a host of friends and family. Celebration service at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Tacoma, WA, where she attended for over 64 years, on Thurs., Nov. 12th, 2009 at 11:30AM. Viewing at Mountain View Funeral Home, Lakewood, WA on Wed., Nov. 11th from 1-9PM. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
John F. Gaston May 27, 1928 B Nov. 2, 2009 Please note: Mom wrote dad’s obituary prior to her own death in Sept. 2009 and wanted to share a summary of his life in her own words. Our beloved father passed away peacefully in Dupont, WA after suffering from a stroke almost 4 years ago. John was born in Tacoma where he attended Stadium High School, University of Puget Sound and University of Washington where he received his Business Degree in 1950. He was inducted into the Army and sent to Germany as Military Police and in 1953 discharged from the service and married his college sweetheart, Wendy Gaston. John went into the investment business and it became his lifetime focus. He was a member of Theta Chi fraternity, Tacoma Club and the Tacoma Country Club and was a past president of Gyro Club. He is remembered for his dedicated interest in investments and his clients’ welfare, his integrity, honesty and loyalty to family and friends. He had high moral standards and a strong belief in God but also a sense of the ridiculous. His “off the wall” Irish wit will be remembered by many. After his retirement his interest in “all things German” was significant and he loved to practice his German, especially teaching his granddaughter basic German words. He also loved gardening, particularly pruning as well as non-fiction reading and history. John is survived by his son John Jr. (Kathryn) of Bellevue and granddaughter Marissa, who was a source of joy and much good natured teasing; his daughter Katherine Sherwin (Chris) of Heber City, UT, his brother Richard (Judy) of Reno, NV and Palm Desert, CA and his sister Ann Dagman (C. Dennis) of Colorado Springs and their families. John was preceded in death by his wife Wendy of 56 years. They are now together again and forever. Note from our family: Dad will be remembered for his sense of humor, intellect and his vivacious personality. His dedication to his family and his attention to detail with investments was undeniable. We will always remember dad with his German collectibles, along with him working in the yard and the garden with his rose bushes. Dad touched all of our lives profoundly and will forever be in our hearts. The family would like to extend their gratitude to both Karen Hartley and Sandy Brizuela, who were a source of positive thinking and support for the family over the years. A memorial mass will be held at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 10508 112th Street SW, Lakewood, WA at 11am on November 14th. A Celebration of Life Reception will follow from 1pm to 3pm at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, 13204 Country Club Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA. The family invites John and Wendy’s many friends and family to both the mass and Celebration of Life. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com for condolences and remembrances.