Dolores Pearl Keating Feb. 4, 1916 ~ Feb. 9, 2010 Dolores Pearl Keating of Tacoma died February 9, 2010, after a brief illness. Born in Montesano, Washington February 4, 1916 she grew up in Aberdeen, WA where she attended school. She later moved to Tacoma where she met and married her life companion, Frank W. Keating. They shared a love of people and travel until his death in 1998. Dolores was an inspiration to everyone on how to survive difficult times. As an officer’s wife they moved the family 26 times in 28 years. She had a passion for life, travel and was always last to leave the dance floor. She was an active member of AROWS, MOAA, the Pot and Kettle Club, a lifetime member of MOWW and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Dolores is survived by daughter-in-law, Marla; grandchildren, Brandon (Cheryl) Keating of Spokane; Kalyn (Kellen) Martini of Marysville, and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by Frank, her husband of 56 years, son Dennis F. Keating, daughter Marcia J. Keating, daughter Cheryl Keating. A memorial service for Dolores will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Mountain View Celebration of Life Center, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, the family suggests the American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
“Sweet Lucy” Lucy Mae (Rogers) Kelly “Sweet Lucy” lived a long and fruitful life. She left us February 11, 2010 to join her daughter Deoris Carrere and two prior husbands in Heaven at age 94. Born June 29, 1915. She was one of the Johnson Girls’ of Arcadia, Florida. Joseph and Minnie Johnson taught their six girls and one boy to be respectful and love the Lord. A true Southern Bell, Lucy had a flare for glamour, she was elegant, polite, and had a deep love for family and friends. Sweet Lucy married Lee Grant Rogers, Sr. and moved their daughter, Deoris and son, Lee Jr. to Tacoma, Washington in 1941. At age 39 she gave birth to her youngest son Rodney. Lucy and Lee worked hard to raise their family. They tirelessly cleaned building after-hours, worked odd jobs, with Lucy retiring after many years with the Tacoma Mall. Lee Sr. passed away in 1966. Lucy kept busy and loved being in the public eye. She excelled to become Most Worshipful Grand Worthy Matron for the Order of the Eastern Stars Masonic Lodge, and a lifelong member at Allen AME Church. Lucy married Leon Kelly in 1974 and lived a wonderful retired life as Grandmother to countless family members. She is survived by her sons Lee Grand Rogers Jr. and Rodney Tony Rogers, and a multitude of grandchildren around the country. Public viewing is 12 Noon to 9:00 PM on Friday, February 19, 2010 at Mountain View Memorial Park. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Allen AME Church, 1223 MLK Blvd., Tacoma, WA. 98405. 11:00 AM Eastern Star Ceremony, 12:00 PM Public Services. Interment. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.