Mabel Margaret Felt Together again. Born December 27, 1915 to Charles and Margaret Kelley in Yakima, she married the love of her life, Arthur Felt, in 1933 and left her loving family on November 28, 2009. Survived by son Robert (Joanna) Felt of Puyallup, daughter Susan (Thomas) Newman of Gig Harbor, 10 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren. Our wonderful Mother, Grandmother and friend is remembered for her pursuit of the newest and best recipes, teaching ceramics for 45 years at Mabel’s Ceramics and her love of collecting pigs. Visitation will be Tuesday, 12/1/09 from 11am-9pm at Mountain View. Services will be held Wednesday, 12/2/09 at 2pm. Remembrances can be made in Mabel’s name to the American Cancer Society . Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Enrique G. Salazar U.S. Army Ret. Aug. 2, 1927 ~ Nov. 25, 2009 With deep sadness in our hearts we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father and grandfather Enrique. He was predeceased by his wife Masae K. Salazar, his daughters, Mary Laker, Linda (Nana) Salazar and his son Marcus Salazar. Enrique is survived by his daughter Margaret Salazar, his son Enrique Salazar, his grandchildren, Christi Valera, Tim Laker, Michael Laker, Wendee Laker, Aaron Salazar and Jason Salazar. Enrique was very proud of being a retired veteran of the U.S. Army with a final rank of Sergeant First Class. He had a strong work ethic and worked at St. Josephs Hospital and South End Auto Wrecking. Enrique loved photography, bowling at Tower Lanes, playing pool and most of all his “girls”, a poodle “Missy” and a Yorky mix “Choo-Choo”. He was an avid reader, loved to watch Westerns and solve crossword puzzles. His life was filled with joy and pride in his adoring family, and we will miss him forever. Vaya con Dios A Memorial service of his life will be held at 11:00am Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 in the Aspen Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home. Reception to follow Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Ruth Evans Flath Updike passed away in Tacoma on Sunday, November 29. Ruth was born May 5, 1922 in Lake Crystal, MN to David L. Evans and Frances Benson Evans. The family moved to Tacoma, WA in 1923. Ruth attended Park Avenue Elementary, Stewart Junior High and Lincoln High School. In October 1943, she enlisted in the WAC (Women’s Army Corps) and was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe GA, Indiantown Gap, PA and then at Camp Lee, VA where she worked in the cardiac clinic. Ruth married Sgt Ray Flath in November 1945. They adopted 2 babies: David in 1951 and Richard in 1952. Following Ray’s death in 1964, Ruth worked at the Mayo Clinic in the veni puncture lab. After a tornado scare Ruth and her sons moved back home to Tacoma, WA in 1966. She met and married Rev. James Updike in October 1981 and moved to Brownsville, WA. Following Jim’s retirement they moved to he Gig Harbor area, Jim and Ruth were members of the Gig Harbor Methodist Church for many years. They moved back to Tacoma in December 1999. James passed away in November 2003. In addition to husband James Updike, Ruth is predeceased by her parents David & Frances Evans; husband Ray Flath; sister Virginia Longozo; brother David Evans; sons David and Richard Flath; grandson Matthew Flath; nephew Thomas Longozo and niece Ruth Longozo. She is survived by sisters Rachel Wright (husband Edward) and Frances Nelson; sister-in-law Millie Evans; stepchildren Susan Ridley, Mary Nielsen, and David Updike; 3 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 2 great grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth wishes to thank her caregivers (especially her “adopted granddaughter” Mary) for their care and love. Memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood on Wednesday, December 2nd at 11:00 am. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Daniel Kendersi Feb. 8, 1952 ~ Nov. 5, 2009 Daniel was a kind-hearted man with an unforgettable sense of humor. He is survived by his mother Madeline (Mansfield) Kendersi, brother Michael (Norma) of Mesa, AZ, and sister Jo (John) Scheidt of Port Orchard. He had a large extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. We love our Daniel and will miss him very much. For all who cared for Dan, thank you from my heart. Mother. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Danielle Shon Raymond graced our lives for 19 years and will be loved and missed by all. Services will be Sat. Nov. 28th at 11a.m. in the Moutain View Valley Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Robert W. Hecker passed away on Nov. 20th 2009. He was a master bookbinder his entire working life. He loved being in the motorhome and going to new places. He liked woodworking and yard work. He is survived by his wife, Lois and his children Celeste of CA., Pamela (Tom) of Vancouver, Wa., Amy (Donald) Tacoma and Chris (Keri) of CA. His stepchildren Greg, Gary (Debi), Sue (Jack) all of Tacoma and Becky (Ed) of NV. Bob has 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by his family and extended family. Service will be Tue. Dec. 1st at 10:00 a.m. in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Rembrances can be made to Fransican Hospice House. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Willie B. Montgomery, Jr. 9/26/1947 – 11/24/2009 Son of Betty L. Wright (Montgomery) and Willie B. Montgomery, Sr., the 62-year old veteran was a wonderful husband, father, and brother, and his passing will be mourned by many. Those among the bereaved include his 2 brothers, 4 sisters, 3 grandchildren, his wife Lisa Montgomery, his daughter Saquarra Montgomery, his son Simeon Montgomery and daughter-in-law Melissa, his stepson Jason Knox, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He joins his parents, his sister Nancy Montgomery, and his niece LaShanda Soares in Heaven. Truly, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. May He Rest In Peace Viewing will be held Tuesday, December 1st from 2:00PM until 9:00PM at Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park. Services will be held Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 1:00PM at Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Tacoma. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Wayne O. Pieper Sept. 23, 1926 – Nov. 19, 2009 Wayne Pieper was born in Pearl City, IL to Melvin and Gladys Piefer. After serving in the Army at Fort Lewis, he settled in the Tacoma area to continue his career as a floral designer. He eventually purchased Mountain View Florist, where he became known for his innovative work. Wayne truly approached floral design as an art form, “food for the body, flowers for the soul”. His passion for his life’s work kept him studying and teaching floral design long after his retirement in 1984. Wayne remained a student of floral art and generously shared his creative beliefs with others. Throughout his life he embraced life’s changes and challenges by “turning the page and moving on.” In recent years, Wayne volunteered at St. Clare Hospital, the Lakewood Area Shelter Association, the Historical Society, and at local gardens. Wayne always was independent and active. He attended University Place Presbyterian Church, 8101 27th St. W., University Place, where his service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. Survivors include two sisters, Iola Cline and Carol (Wayne) Koeller, and a brother, Ronald (Donna) Piefer, all in Illinois. Survivors also include 10 nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends whose lives all were touched by this true floral artist. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .