Alex A. Cox June 13, 1924 ~ Nov. 21, 2009 Alex was born in Jamestown, N.D. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a lifetime member of VFW 969. Alex is survived by his wife Jeannie; daughter Lexie Stuck (Kory); and grandson, Justin; 3 step-children, Cindy, Julie and Kevin Weaver; 17 grandchildren and great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Don and Jim; 2 sisters, Donna and Gerry. Memorial service will be held Sat., Nov. 28th, 2pm, in the Garden Chapel at Mt. View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Albert Frederick Horst passed away suddenly in his home on November 21, 2009. He was born on September 9, 1917 in Tabor, Idaho to Rudolph Horst and Marie Fassbender. He spent much of his youth in Kellogg, Idaho. Albert met the love of his life, Bessie, in 1938 and they married that same year. On August 22nd of this year, they celebrated 71 years of marriage. In 1942, they moved from Anaconda, Montana to Tacoma, bringing their boys Rudy and Robert. Their daughter Darlene and son Gary were born soon after. Albert joined the army in November 1943. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the army as a carbine sharp-shooter for which he received commendations. He was a recipient of the European/African/Mid-Eastern Service Medal. He returned to Tacoma and worked as a welder for Tacoma Todd Shipyards. Albert found his calling with the Northern Pacific Railroad. He worked for them for many years and retired at the age of 60 from the South Tacoma Yard. He enjoyed and appreciated his years with the NPRR while Bessie worked as a surgical nurse at Northern Pacific Hospital (later Puget Sound Hospital). Al, Bessie, and their children enjoyed years of fishing, camping, and RV’ing with friends. They spent a lot of quality time at Lake Cushman where they entertained family and friends for many years. Albert loved to spend time working in the garage on projects, including his carving. He and Bessie were both members of the Eagles. Albert is survived by his best friend and wife, Bessie. Their children and spouses: Rudy (Phyllis), Robert (Lorraine), Darlene Beausoleil (Larry) and Gary (Patricia). Grandchildren Randall, Perry, Janelle, Raymond, Kevin, Lisa, Steven, Machaell, Duane, Gary, Kimberlee and 23 great grandchildren who were lucky to have so many years with great grandpa. He will be missed. Funeral services will be held Friday the 27th at The Church of the Visitation, 3314 South 58th Street, Tacoma, at 11:00 AM. Preceded by recitation of the Rosary at 10:30 AM. A reception will follow immediately after the service in the church hall. Private interment will take place at Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Fred Charles Peacher passed away November 21, 2009 at the age of 60. He was born on April 9, 1949 in Salinas, California to Charles and Geogene Peacher. Fred lived most of his life in the Tacoma and Orting area. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1968. In 1970, he joined the Navy and served two years. He was a member of the Longshoreman’s Local #23 in Tacoma. Fred is survived by his sisters Nancy (Dave) Ausbun, Sally Ausbun, and Linda (Mike) Meyers, and his brother Jim. Per his request, no services are planned. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252.
Evelyn B. Roller passed away on November 20, 2009 at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. Evelyn is survived by her sons Richard P. Roller of California and Jon J. Roller (Gail) of Olympia, WA; four grandchildren David Roller, Traci Breiner, Teri MacDougall, and Steven Roller; and four great-grandchildren. Evelyn moved to Washington in 1973 from Philadelphia, PA. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband, J. Price. Evelyn will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, November 30, 2009 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Marion L. Thompson Born 12-28-1923 in Nashua, Minn. passed away 11-21-2009. Married Douglas Thompson 1940. Survived by children – Nancy Brown Lynnwood, WA., David (Kim) Tacoma, WA., Linda Page Fife, WA., Judi (Ron) Lelm Lidgerwood, N. Dak., Steve (Margie) Hillsboro, Ore., sister Dianne Wheeler, brother Richard Lysne, thirteen grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and one great grandson. She touched the hearts of everyone who was privileged to know her. Viewing on Friday 11/27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Services on Saturday 11/28 at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Celebration of Life Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Robert Leroy Vormestrand went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 21, 2009. He was born April 12, 1931 in Bantry, North Dakota. He moved to Eatonville in 1942 and then to Sumner in 1946. He graduated from Sumner High in 1949. He excelled in football and basketball, at which he received a scholarship to play for UPS. He joined the National Guard Reserves during the Korean War. He was best known as a skilled mechanic and service station owner of Grandview Chevron until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Elks and a member of Grace Place. Robert enjoyed fishing, clamming, boating and gardening. He was a loving husband, wonderful dad and an incredible grandfather. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart Charlotte (Clerget) of 58 years, brother Glenn (Doris), son Kim (Gloria), daughter Cindy, grandchildren Jill (Rob), Kyle, Troy and great-grandchildren Brock and Sierra. Please join us in celebrating his life on Sat. November 28, 2009, 1:00 PM at Grace Place, 3801 S Union Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98409. The family request donations be made to Grace Place. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.