James (Jim) Edward Haskell May 27, 1924 – January 20, 2010 Jim passed away peacefully in Lakewood, WA while surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Helen Haskell; children Merrill (Susan) Haskell, Shawnae (Gary) Fossum, Trenace Stark; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter; proceeded in death by children: Pamela Williams, Michael Haskell, and Marc Haskell. He will be forever in our hearts! There will be a celebration of his life, including full military honors, on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 2pm in the Mountain View Garden Chapel, Lakewood, WA. Reception to follow. www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Helen Louise Hulin passed away Jan. 20, 2010, surrounded by family after a 4 year fight with dementia. Born April 1, 1921 in La Platte, Missouri, Helen Ashlock was raised in Spokane, where she met Donald F. Hulin in high school. They married Oct. 2, 1941. After 21 years of moves by the Army, they settled in Lakewood, building a home where they raised 3 sons and 2 daughters. As a family they enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. Helen and Don traveled extensively. They were avid dancers, being charter members in the Roamin’ Tacomans Square Dance Club. She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter Suzanne. Helen is survived by her children Lance (Sheila), Terry (Linda), JoAnne, and Ron, along with 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She volunteered extensively with the Emblems (Elks), Lakewood Senior Center, VA and Western State hospitals. A memorial will be held Monday Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:00 PM in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center. A private burial will follow Tue. at Fort Lewis. Please sign our guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
John Joseph Kenyon 7-23-39 to 1-10-10 John was born in South Kingston, Rhode Island to Margaret and Henry Kenyon. He was the third of nine children brought up on a dairy farm. There he learned to work hard, play hard and value family above anything else. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island and joined the Army to serve for 3 years in the Special Forces. John spent 36 years in the real estate business in Tacoma, developing his own company, Western Commercial Mortgage. An excellent athlete himself, John enjoyed working with children in different team sports. He was always ready to play a game. Neighborhood boys would knock at our door asking if “your husband” can come out and play. Having two grandsons who played sports gave him the chance to help coach and be involved with the Norpoint and Northeast Tacoma baseball, basketball and soccer teams. He was a devoted Grandfather to all, who enjoyed his last years being involved in youth sports. He is survived by his wife, Sherrie, daughter Corina (Sam) Barker and two grandsons, Drew and Logan. He is also survived by 5 siblings: Charles in Florida, Madeline in Puerto Rico, Mike in New York, Rita and Fran in Rhode Island. A memorial service will be held at the Centre at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. NE, Tacoma on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 6 PM. In the spirit of John, we will share memories, fellowship and a pick-up basketball game (from 4 to 6). Donations may be made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Puget Sound, 2107 So. 12th, Tacoma, WA 98405. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Geraldine (Gerry) Mangan was born May 8th 1932 in Sandpoint, Idaho and passed away January 19, 2010 in Tacoma, WA. It was here she fell in love and married the love of her life John Mangan. Dad and mom were blessed with 57 years of marriage and their commitment to marriage and each other was an inspiration to our family and others. Gerry is survived by her husband John and five of her six children. Gene (Charlene) Issaquah, John (Marsha) Graham, Ann (Deceased), Wayne (Kathy) University Place, Connie (Tim) Spanaway, Donna (Joseph) Las Vegas. Gerry is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Aspen Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, WA 98499, on January 25, 2010 at 11:00 am. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Gregory B. McDonald Born 11/11/1959, Tacoma, WA; died 1/10/2010, Tacoma. Survived by brothers Tom Jr., Chuck, and Mark McDonald. Preceded in death by parents Gail Combs McDonald and Thomas McDonald Sr. Memorial service 1/24/2010 at 1pm at Renewed Life Community Church, 10209 Bridgeport Way SW, B1, Lakewood. Potluck dinner afterwards. Memorial donations to Mobile Outreach to feed the poor – call (253) 584-5433 for information. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Violet Grace Mesler Age 88, went to be with the Lord Jan. 20. She was born in Tacoma June 2, 1921. Important to Vi were her faith, husband Burg, her family, and helping others. Vi was a devoted wife for 67 years. They had 5 children: Roy (Bev), Susan Konsmo, Ruth Pierce (Steve), Becky Nelson (Chris), and Donald. She was very proud of her 11 grandchildren: Jim Konsmo, Shelly Thorlakson, Laurine Decker, Autumn Smith, Stephen Mesler, Christy Lovrak, Sarah McGhinnis, Mike Pierce, and Bryce, Kent and Laura Nelson. She had 22 great-grandchildren. Vi loved to serve others, whether with her family planning a birthday party, helping at First Presbyterian Church, taking her date muffins to shut-ins, or working as a secretary in Clover Park schools. Many things made Vi special to family and friends, including homemade pies, dinner guests, knitted sweaters, waffle breakfasts, handmade bathrobes and bears, camping trips, long walks, trips to Victoria, biking and hiking, visits to Camp McCullough, and babysitting grandchildren. Vi was preceded in death by son Donald, brothers Chet and Merle (Rosie) Palmer, son-in-law Marshal, and grandson Bryce. A memorial will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma. Contributions may be made to the Tacoma Rescue Mission. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Signa H. “Sin” Miller 6/2/1920 – 1/19/2010 Signa was born in Siletz, Oregon and moved to Tacoma in 1942. She belonged to the Elks, Mr. & Mrs. Dance Club, garden club, Golden Gems, Tuesday Night Bunch, and the Rainbirds. Signa was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jess, sister Sylva Green, brother Daniel Hansen, and sister Ida Koski. She is survived by son Mark (Lola), brothers Henry Hansen and Arnold Hansen of Roseburg, Oregon, niece Ellen Anthony of Hillsboro, Oregon, many nieces and nephews, and too many others to mention, including “honorary children” Sally Graves, Sheran Hesser, and Dorey and Mark Hoecks. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 30, 2010 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel, with a reception to follow. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Jessie Louise Piercy 1919 – 2010 Jessie is survived by daughter Sharon Runyan, granddaughters Denise Pham and Joanne Hoover, great grandson Shawn Pham, great-granddaughter Hannah Pham, and sister Ruth Thompson. In 2007, my mom was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, John Piercy. They are now together again. Viewing will be held from 2:00-9:00 PM Monday, January 25, 2010 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1:00 PM , Tuesday, January 26, 2010 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .