Ruth G. Forsberg (Ruthie) July 1, 1916 – Feb. 12, 2010 Ruth, 93, died peacefully with family by her side. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Oscar, (Ockey). She leaves behind her beloved children Fred and Kaye Forsberg of Issaquah and Doug and Diane Forsberg of Fircrest. Also, grandchildren Robin and Cliff Thomas, Jeff and Terri Forsberg, Kristin Spear, Megan and Curtis Gibson, and great-grandchildren Travis and Zach Thomas, Gannon, Kate and Calvin Forsberg, Kai Spear and Carson Gibson. Ruth was employed at Nordstrom for many years where she managed the lingerie department and Ockey was a firefighter for the Tacoma Fire Department. She took great pride in her cooking and we will all miss her terrific Christmas cookies. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Joe, Colleen, and Julie’s nursing teams (Jeanette, you’re amazing!) at Tacoma Lutheran Home, Alpine Wing (Althzeimers Unit), and Hospice for their wonderful compassion and care in Ruthie’s last years. Per her request, there will be a private family gathering and not a memorial service. In remembrance, donations may be made to the Firefighters Burn Center or Franciscan Hospice. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Wanda Maxine Fouts Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010. Wanda Maxine Fouts was born in Harveyville, Kansas on April 17, 1928. Married Earl W. Fouts in 1946, and settled in the Puget Sound area, where they raised their eight children. Preceded in death by her husband Earl Fouts, children Merlin, Constance, Trisa, and Michael, grandchildren Lee Burbee, Stephanie and Autumn Reiter, and great-grandchild Justin Carter. She is survived by her brother Herald May, sisters Juanita Jones, Naomi Tupper, and Geri Valline, her children Earl Fouts, Kathy (Gary) Reiter, Vicki (Ed) Carter, and Tina Murray, eight grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 1:00pm in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood. Please send a donation in Memory of Wanda Fouts to Franciscan Hospice. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Ellen Louise Kiesel gave joy and comfort to her friends and family from June 19, 1932 B February 12, 2010. Life long resident of Pierce County, Washington. Ellen was a dependable, loving, practical and traditional woman, who felt a call to nature and to support and comfort others. Her dedication to her family, friends and animals was extraordinary. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard Kiesel, sister Emily Crittenden and brother John Martin. She is survived by her children, Larry Kiesel, Laura Kiesel, Gary Kiesel and Lynda Denley; five grandchildren, Carmen Vandiest, Christopher Denley, Ryan Kiesel, Shiela Winders and Adam Winders and devoted friend, Don Rediske. She received great spiritual comfort from Pastor Lonnie Anderson at South Lakeshore Christian Church. Funeral service at Mountain View Cemetery, Garden Chapel, on February 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Donations may be made to Franciscan Hospice. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Sydney Elmer Lee In an early morning hour on February 11th, 2010 in Tacoma Washington our father, Sydney E. Lee was called to join his loving wife in eternal paradise at the age of 82. Unique in a world of same! With no regret he spent the currency of life on terms of his choosing. Most at ease on roads known only in others distant views. He defended a country, raised a family and loved his wife. We would not call you back, to suffer in your pain, we sadly let you go for now and wait to meet again. “Dear Lord wrap him in your arms and give him special care. Make up for all the pain and all that seemed unfair.” In all our years and all of our days we will remember you always. Rest in peace, Dad, rest in peace. Your loving children and grandchildren. Services will be held in the Garden Chapel at 2:00 PM on February 20th at the Mountain View Funeral Home 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood WA 98499. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Camille Arden Love (Cami) died tragically at the hands of an unknown assailant on Sunday, February 7, 2010. She was born in San Diego, CA to William and Karna Love. Cami was a beautiful, young woman whose friends all described as a person who cared and tried to help everyone. She enjoyed athletics and participated in soccer and track. She attended schools in California and Washington receiving her diploma from Bayview School on South Whidbey, WA. Cami loved animals and was always concerned about any strays that needed care. This love was what motivated her to become a veterinary technician. She planned on enrolling in the program the following day. Cami is survived by her father William Love (Julie), mother Karna Love, brother Joshuah Love and son Isaiah, grandparents Paul and Arden Sjunnesen, grandmother Emmastine Love, grandfather Billy Love (Florence) and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held at 1:00, February 20th in the Valley Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home at 4100 Steilacoom Blvd S.W., Lakewood, WA. Viewing hours will be on Friday, February 19th from 1:00 to 9:00PM. The family has requested that donations be made in Camille’s name to a local animal shelter or to a memorial fund for Camille Love/Sjunnesen at any Key bank. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Dorothy Jane Olson was born to Earl and Lucy James on January 11, 1920. Passed away with her family and friends by her side on January 13, 2010. She graduated in 1938 from Stadium High School. She married George (Swede) Olson September 6, 1939. She is survived by George Olson JR (Anne), Sue Barrett (Don Natucci) Linda Paul (Bill), Carol Miller (Doug), Sandy Woods (Don), Earl Olson (Adelle), 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George, sister Irene Lawrence, brother Lee James and grandson Patrick Peter. Funeral service is at Mountain View Funeral Home February 18th, 2010 at 10:00am in the Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.Print This Post