Teruko Cooper was born May 4, 1929 in Kobe, Japan and passed away Nov. 25, 2009. She retired from St. Joseph Hospital and was also a WWIIEsurvivor. Survived by daughter Mona Nelson, son-in-law Richard Nelson, and cousin Dorothy Schreiner. No memorial service. I will miss you so very much. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Nancy Louise Novak Dickson, born September 14 , 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, peacefully passed away on November 23, 2009 in Tacoma, Washington. She fought cancer for two years. Her family was at her side when her suffering ended. Nancy’s parents, Theodore William Novak, M.D. and Pauline Cooper, R.N., preceded her. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Carroll Dickson: daughters Carole Lynne and Marsha Kay; sons John Mark, Matthew William, Christopher Robert and Donald Mitchell; granddaughter Annabelle Louise and sister Suzanne Novak May. Nancy attended Hardin Simmons University and Mary Hardin Baylor University. She was an Army wife who made homes in far flung places, raising children, supporting Army families and being part of the communities where she lived. She led by example. She never hesitated to help those in need and was always ready to participate as a worker or leader of any organization, including Scouts, PTA, Red Cross, the Officers Wives Club and DAR. Always active, she loved skiing at Crystal Mountain and golfing at Fort Lewis, where she once hit a hole in one. She was also a prize winning quilter. She is at rest in the Tahoma National Cemetery. Nancy proudly served as a board member of the Madigan Foundation. Some may wish to make a donation in her name to the Madigan Foundation, P.O. Box 97215, Lakewood, WA, 98497. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Thomas Young Jr. 2/7/1937 – 11/29/2009 Thomas was born in Moscow, AR to Elnora and Thomas Young. After 72 years of life, Thomas died peacefully with his children and grandchildren by his side. Early in Thomas’ 20-year career in the USAF, he was stationed in Portland, OR, where he met his soul-mate and future wife, Nellie Jean Fuller. His military career took him to Oregon, Florida, the Philippine Islands, Taiwan, and Washington. Following his military career, he opened T. Young’s Barber Shop in Tacoma. He is now reunited with his soul-mate and wife of more than 50 years, Nellie, his parents Thomas and Elnora Young, brothers James, Albert, Roosevelt, and Joseph, and sisters Patricia Anne and Willie Mae. He is survived by his son Tony, daughters Joyce (Michael Dingus), Renita K., and Yolanda (Vernon) Young-Dae, granddaughter I’Asia Richardson, grandsons Jontae Richardson and Ari Young-Jones, brothers Larry, Melvin, David, and Edward, sisters Maple, Ella Mae, Renita Jean, and Allison, numerous in-laws who held a special place in his heart, nieces, nephews, and close friends. Viewing is Thursday, December 3, 2-9 PM, at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. in Lakewood, where the Home Going Celebration will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11 AM. A reception for friends and family will follow at Allen AME Church, 1223 MLK Blvd., from 2 – 5 PM. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .