Sheila Rae Porter Hughes Sheila Rae Hughes, 57, of Gig Harbor, WA, passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at Manor Care in Gig Harbor, WA. Sheila was born Nov. 18, 1952 in Farrell, PA to Elisha and Sarah Porter, and attended public school in Youngstown, OH. Sheila is survived by her mother, Sarah Porter, son DeWayne Hughes, brothers Elisha, Barry, Lamont, and Kenny Porter, and sister Cathy Bailey, all residing in WA. She leaves a host of nephews and nieces. Her father Elisha preceded her in death. Family and friends may call between 5-8 pm Monday, Feb. 8th, at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at 1pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church, located at 4108 S. Portland Ave. in Tacoma, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Felix Bron Borre May 17, 1925 ~ Jan. 21, 2010 Viewing: Tuesday, 2/9, 9am-12 noon at Mt. View Funeral Home, followed by graveside service at Mt. View Memorial Park at 12:30pm. He is survived by his wife of 60 yrs. Juliana, daughters, Letty, Nelly, and Linda, sons, Boy and Roger, grandkids and great grandkids. He was dearly loved and will be missed forever. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
CHERYL ANN (KAY) PIETZKE 9/15/56 – 2/2/10 Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away with her family at her side after a vigorous battle with ovarian cancer. Our mother was a lifelong resident of Tacoma. She went to Gray Jr. HS and graduated from Mt. Tahoma HS in 1975. She worked for the Tacoma School District and missed the staff and students at Foss HS when she became too ill to work. Mom, who left us all too early, was a beautiful, intelligent, caring, and giving person. She loved her husband (Bob), her children, and her god. Though busy, she always put her children first. Mom loved reading, gardening, and packing up the family and going for a hike. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Vivian Kay, Mom is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Robert Pietzke; her son, Steve; daughter-in-law, Jayme; her daughters, Tamara and Brittany; grandchildren, Chase and Ava; niece and nephew, Tommy and Mackenzie; brothers, Danny and David; sisters, Linda Koch and Donna Steinbrugge; and numerous other family members and friends. A celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held on Friday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Valley Chapel. Please sign the guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Barbara Lucille Soper Born 6/21/1937, 2nd oldest of 11 children, passed away 2/3/2010 at 72. She loved her career as a phlebotomist, working many years at Good Samaritan Hospital. She lived a simple life, and what little she had she shared with all. Barbara had a knack for writing jingles and had a beautiful singing voice. Her greatest quality was her sense of humor and fun-loving spirit.She loved to watch Cops marathons and try her luck at the slot machines. She never complained, even when she didn’t feel well, and always said “I’m fine, just fine.” We know she is with the Lord in Heaven now, and is truly “Just fine.” Survivors include sons Michael, Danny, Montie Tipton, David Reece, daughter Christine Kropf (Kevin), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sisters Anna Marie Osborne, Linda Smith, Francis Krohn, and brothers Tommy, Ken, Johnny and George Krohn. Memorial services to celebrate her life will be at a later date. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Ruth Aileen Zeller, born February 10, 1935 in Bellingham, WA, went home to be with her Lord February 3, 2010 at home in Tacoma, WA. She retired from Tacoma Baptist Schools, after nearly thirty years as a bookkeeper. She was an active longtime member of the Puyallup Community Baptist Church. She was famous for her Sunday dinners and her love for her family. Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James, who passed away Feb. 3, 2009, exactly one year prior. Survivors include her three children, June (Vander) Corley, Terri (Robin) Safford, and Jim (Debbie) Zeller, grandchildren Luke (Jolene) Safford, Paula (Kevin) Rider, Evander (Jontal) Corley, Emily Corley, Rachel Zeller, Nate Corley, Alison Zeller, Louisa Corley, and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Joan Franklin, Joyce Simpson, and sister-in-law Marie Smith. Public visitation will be held from 12:00pm to 9:00pm Tues. Feb. 9th at Mountain View Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 3:00pm, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at the Mountain View Funeral Home Celebration of Life Center, Aspen Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252.