Roger V. Enfield. 1925 – 2010. On the first day of October 2010, Roger Vincent Enfield (85) completed the final chapter of his greatest story. With his beloved wife Rosemary and his loving family by his side, Roger was welcomed into heaven as the road rose to meet him and the wind was at his back. Roger was a carpenter who built people’s dreams, but his greatest accomplishment was his marriage and family. He loved his wife dearly and found endless joy in the family they built over their 63 years together. Roger is survived by his loving wife Rosemary and his 12 children: Don, Dick (Marcia), Kathy (Brian), Elaine (Rick), Roger (Sharon), Mark (Lila), John, Paul (Pamela) Linda (Mark), Tim (Starlene), Sherrill (Mark), and Jenny (Jim). He was also very proud of his 27 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson Ryan. This family was the pride of Roger’s life. He was the second of six children to Joseph and Evangeline Enfield, with brothers Jerry (Rita), Chuck (Jan), Clyde (Annette), James (deceased) and sister Carolyn. Roger Enfield was born and raised in Minnesota. He moved with his family to Tacoma in his early teens and attended Puyallup High School. He went into the Army at 17 and served our country during WWII, fighting with the 1st Army in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he continued his high school education, graduating from Lincoln in 1946. He worked as a carpenter for 10 years before forming his own company, Roger V. Enfield Construction, where he built homes for close to 50 years. A service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 8th at St. Frances Cabrini Church with reception to follow. All friends and family are welcome to come and celebrate Roger’s life.
Arial Cromheecke was born on May 16, 1923 in South Dakota and passed away on October 2, 2010 in Tacoma, her home for 60 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Gladys Getty, her husband of 51 years Melvin, sons Richard, Ronald and Robert, sisters Genny, Arlette and Sally and brother Vincent Jr. Survived by brother David (Dina) Getty, brother-in-law Charles Clifton, daughters Leanne Dale (Don), Linda Taylor (Glenn), son Rodney, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Special thank you to Marissa Bendelbil and staff at “A Loving Family Home Care” for their devoted care of our mother. Private graveside services will be held at Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Margaret J. Alsbury Passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 27th, 2010 while living at the home of her son and daughter-in-law. She was born February 13, 1916 in Clearwater, KS to Earl and Ina Williams. Margaret grew up in Benton City, WA and it was there that she met the love of her life, her husband LeeRoy Alsbury. They spent 70 wonderful years together. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband LeeRoy Alsbury, and son Tom Alsbury. She is survived by her son Don (Eileen) Alsbury, grandchildren Rob (Dana) Alsbury, Shelly (Brian) Knoll, and Todd (Amy) Alsbury, Jeff and John Alsbury, Lisa Jane (Nigel) Bakewell, and great-grandchildren Madison and Matthew Knoll, Grant Alsbury, and Aaron and Kolbe Bakewell. During their retirement years, Margaret and LeeRoy loved to travel together and see the world. They enjoyed spending the cold winters in sunny Arizona and traveling with their trailer club. She loved gardening, sewing, and time with her family. The family would like to thank Catholic Community Services and Hospice for the wonderful care and assistance they provided. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lloyd A. Anderson November 21, 1919 – September 29, 2010 Lloyd A. Anderson, 90, of Tacoma, passed away on September 29, 2010. Lloyd was born November 21, 1919 to Andrew and Christine Anderson on a farm in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from Central High School. He married Lucille C. Beyer on. June 14, 1941. Lloyd served in the Navy during WW2; after which he worked as a machinist for a short time. He then sold real estate in Tacoma and retired from W.H. Opie & Company. He loved his job and had an incredible memory; seeing people many years after the sale of a house he remembered their name and even the address of the house sold. His real estate service to others is best summed up by the quote on one of the plaques he received “In sincere appreciation of his company loyalty, integrity, and superior performance in winning the top salesperson award 16 times in the past 17 years” (W.H. Opie & Co.1980). He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille (Beyer) Anderson. He is survived by 3 daughters; Corrine Pulley of University Place, WA, Sandra (Len) Davis of Tacoma, WA and Margaret (Greg) Smith of Longview, WA; and 1 son, Dennis Anderson of Homer, AK. He is also survived by 4 sisters, 1 brother, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Tues., October 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 Westgate Boulevard, Tacoma, WA. Friends and family are invited to attend. Memorial Contributions in Lloyds’s honor may be made to Skyline Presbyterian Church in Tacoma or Franciscan Hospice. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Robert J. McMichael Son of Lawrence E. and Delores B.C. (Harting) McMichael, Beech Grove, IN was born Sept. 2, 1942 and passed into the loving arms of his Lord Sept. 25, 2010. Survived by his wife Darlene (Northrop) McMichael, children Jim (Cheri) McMichael, John (Elizabeth) McMichael, Rosalinda (Jared) Geiger, and Cindy McMichael, 7 grandchildren, brothers William (Jamie) of Rockville, IN and Don (Vicki) McMichael of Indianapolis, IN, and predeceased by sister Mary Leonard. Memorial Sat., Oct 9, 2010 at 11am, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 56th and East B St, Tacoma. Donations to Multicare Hospice, Concordia Luth School, Good Shepherd Luth Church. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Stanley D. Noblitt “Stan the Man” Stan, born May 19, 1949, passed away peacefully October 1, 2010. After graduating from Madison High, Portland Oregon in June 1968, he entered the U.S. Army and faithfully served 20 years. Stan was a Vietnam veteran. Stan then went to work at Nalley’s in the valley. Stan had loved to fish and hunt since childhood. Stan is survived by his wife Myong, mother Clara B. Noblitt, daughters Kristie and Cari, son-in-law Kevin, and eight grandchildren. Predeceased by father Clarence H. Noblitt. Memorial service will be held at 12 noon Mon., October 4, 2010 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel. Memorial contributions can be sent to Tacoma Trinity Church of Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Jane Kathryn Skea Born on July 22, 1925 in Tacoma, WA passed away on Sept. 30, 2010 in Tacoma, WA. Jane is survived by her children: Marc Skea (Sandy), Jill Skea; grandchildren Kristopher and Zaraya (Jeff); and brother Harry Schramm (Ginger). Jane is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George W. Skea. Graveside services will be held on October 4th at 1:30 pm at Mountain View Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be made to the Tacoma Rescue Mission. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.