Eugene Allen Crane, Jr. passed quietly away on January 5, 2010 at the age of 52. He grew up in Spanaway, WA and graduated from Bethel High School in 1976. Gene worked in the Engineering Department at Multicare for 20 years, a position he dearly loved. Gene’s passions were his family, drag racing, photography, gaming, and his parrots. Preceded in death by his father, Gene leaves behind, to keep his memories alive, his daughter Amanda Crane, mother Sharlene Crane, and sister Dana Crane-Nichols (Jim). He is also survived by numerous relatives, friends and colleages. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Jackson Hall, 314 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. Donations in his memory may be made to Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing Fund, P.O. Box 5296, Tacoma, WA 98415-0296. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Mary B. Fitzpatrick On January 1, 2010 Mary Brunette (Twibell) Fitzpatrick left this earth to join her beloved husband and love of her life, Pat Fitzpatrick. Mary was born February 9, 1918 in Stockdale, Kansas. She moved to Steilacoom, Washington with her family in 1934 where she lived all of her life. Mary is survived by her children; son Paul C. (Susan) Fitzpatrick of Olympia, WA, daughter Kathleen Walker of Lakewood, WA, sister Inez Jack of Steilacoom, WA, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary’s love was life, devotion to family and friends. “There were no bad times Hard times, yes Good times more than we could guess There were no monies we could spend But there was love, from beginning To end.” Inez Jack Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Helen Dean Grennan, beloved mother, grammy, and aunt, passed away at the age of 90, in University Place, Washington, on December 22, 2009, from complications of a stroke. Born on September 17, 1919 to a farming family in Gypsum, Kansas, she moved across the county in a Ford Model A to Hillsboro, Oregon, and later graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. During college, she worked at the Oregon Caves, and blessed visitors by singing the Lord’s Prayer each night at the conclusion of the evening campfire. A talented mezzo-soprano, Helen pursued advanced musical training in Chicago, Illinois, where she met her husband, Eugene S. Grennan, now deceased. In 1965, Helen moved to Fircrest, Washington, and found her spiritual home at the Fircrest United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir, and treasured the fellowship of the church members and pastors. Helen also worked for a time in the music department of the old Rhodes department store in downtown Tacoma. Helen is survived by her loving family: sons, Edward of Dupont and Philip (wife Alison) of Seattle; grandchildren, Grace, Gordon, and Evelyn; nieces, Cathy and Sara; and nephews, Dick and Dale. We will treasure her memory always. A memorial service will be held at the Fircrest United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Doris Rolstad Sigafoos Born 4/4/1923, died peacefully 1/1/2010 surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Frank Sigafoos, in 1996. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.