Jule Irene Alfultis was born on March 7, 1920, in Boise, Idaho and passed away on September 26, 2010, at the age of 90. She was the first-born child of Robert Earl and Thelma Faye Grant and the first grandchild of Julia Parkinson and Robert A. Grant who were early settlers of the Idaho Territory. While growing up, she enjoyed horseback riding and camping with her family in the Owyu Mountains. Jule met her future husband Robert Michael Alfultis at a dance in Oriana, Idaho, where her was serving as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. They were married in Murphy by her father. Their marriage lasted for fifty-nine years until Bob’s death in 2000. Bob and Jule moved to Fort Lewis in 1941, when he began his career in Civil Service. In 1949, the family moved to Lakewood where they resided until 1997, when Bob and Jule moved to The Narrow’s Glen. Jule was an extraordinary homemaker. She enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables and raising her family. She enjoyed sewing, needlework, many craft projects, collecting coins and puttering in her kitchen. Music and dancing were always a big part of the Grant’s family and Jule enjoyed dancing with her sister on her 90th birthday. In 1970 she and Bob served as Worthy Matron and Patron of Lewis Chapter OES in Lakewood. For many years they enjoyed traveling with their Chapter friends. Jule was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her mother and father and brother Jack, and her beloved step-mother, Ruth. She will be remembered by her brothers Bob and Fred Grant and her sister Earldean of Boise, her daughters, Shirlee Schatz (Clark Jonson) and Susan Stettler (Wayne), her grand daughters, Shawn Munsey (Jim), Tina Ridge (Ted), Shannon Hall (Scott), and Erin Larson (Chad), her great grandchildren Brian and Jeff Munsey, Jessica McDonald, Lila and Loren Ridge and Natalee Larson. Services will be held in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home on Saturday, October 2, at 2:00pm. The family wishes to thank the staff at the University Place Hospice House for their care. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
John R. Short was born Nov 22, 1972 and passed away Sept 22, 2010 at the age of 37. He was a huge fan of car racing and drove #2 in the Thunder Cars. He was preceded in death by his brother Fabian in 1986 and is survived by his sons Terry and Kyle Tuskey, loving mother JoAnn Short many aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him, Viewing will be Friday Oct 1, 9AM till closing. Graveside, services Sat Oct 2, at 2:30. Viewing that morning until services at Mt. View. Donations to family appreciated. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.