Ruth Jane (Jeannie) Blosser passed peacefully in her home in Lakewood, WA on October 2, 2010. She was born in Angeles Philippines on December 5th, 1952 to Eugene and Consolacion Blosser. She was 57. Ruth was a member and officer of the Lakes Chamber 511. She is survived by her significant other David Mattis, mother Consolacion Blosser, brothers Eugene (Nancy), Howard (Debbie), Allan (Christine), sisters Wilma Bernardo (Fred), Christine, and Sharry Soliman (Jamel), along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, friends, and extended family in PA and the Philippines. Funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday, October 8th, 2010, at 2 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5505 108th Street SW Lakewood WA 98499. A reception will be held at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church after the family memorial service at Mountain View Cemetery. Evening rosary prayers will be at 7pm at 2 Rips Ln SW Lakewood, WA 98499. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
James T. Chikwinya August 1, 1961 – October 3, 2010 James leaves behind his wife Mary, son Tapuwa and daughter Katie. He is survived by four siblings, Nyasha Chikwinya, Chengetai Chikwinya, Lois Hlatshwayo and Wesley Chikwinya. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Kenneth and Mildred Chikwinya. Services will be at 2:00pm on October 9, at Allen AME Church, Tacoma WA. Public viewing will be at Mt. View in Lakewood WA. Friday, October 8, 4:00-6:00pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Gloria Doidge, age 78, passed away September 20, 2010 in Henderson, NV. She was part owner of The Out Post Restaurant & Lounge in Spanaway, WA. She was born in Ashley, ND April 11, 1921. She was preceded in death by daughter Sharon, sister Delores, and brothers George and Daryl Schaffer. Survivors include her daughter Linda, brother Fred (Bonnie) Schaffer, grandson James (Jenny), and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and her special aunt Alfie. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Harold L. Fields Passed into the arms of his heavenly Father on October 6, 2010. Harold was born on November 9, 1924 in Carlisle, Arkansas to William and Opal Fields. He was known as Bud to his parents and siblings. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired after 20 years of military service on March 31, 1966. Harold went on to work as a dispatcher at U.S. Oil Refining Company in Tacoma until his retirement in the mid 1980s. He was an active and enthusiastic member of the First Baptist Church of Lakewood where he served faithfully for over 40 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Lovell, brother, Charles and his second wife, Bernice. He is survived by Katheryn Fields, his first wife, and their five children: sons Rick (Sue), Ron, Roger (Patrick Daugherty); daughters Debbie Sullivan (Steve), Holly Juarez; grandchildren Brian (Ashley), Lauren, Adam, Ben, Colton, Austin; great-grandson Trevor. Harold is also survived by brothers, Richard and Kenneth of Arkansas, and sister, Linda Lawson of Texas. He leaves behind many loving church members whose Christian friendships were deeply treasured. Harold was also loved and cared for by Steve, Sue, Dan and Mark Thomas. A heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Bridgeport Place Assisted Care and DaVita Dialysis of Tacoma. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Amelia Jane Haller Born October 25, 1927, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on October 6, 2010. She was born and grew up on a farm in Todd County, Minnesota and at 14 she moved to Washington. In 1945 she met her husband Max Ray Haller. Amelia taught poetry and creative writing at numerous places including colleges, community centers, poetry organizations and performed poetry readings throughout Washington State. She was president and board member of Washington State Poets Assn., Tacoma Writers Club, the Distinguished Writer Series, Poet Crafters and was awarded recipient of the National League of Penn Women. She published eight award winning books of poetry, participated in the groundbreaking of the Chinese Reconciliation Park and her poem, “Dedication”, is etched into glass at the Union Station Trolley Stop in downtown Tacoma, and she was awarded the 2008 Margaret K. Williams Arts Awards, presented by the Pierce County Arts Commission. She was also a lifelong member of the Old Time Fiddlers Assn. She will be missed by poets throughout the state and by her family which consists of her husband of 65 years Max Haller, eight children: Pamela (Haller) Rang, Larry Haller, Richy Haller, Cathy (Haller) Jacobson, and Randy Haller. Two children preceded her in death, Patrick Haller and Christine Haller. She has thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. A heartfelt thank you to the Hospice team of Multicare. Memorial Services Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:00 PM at Mountain View’s Celebration of Life Building. Obituary accessible via www.thenewstribune.com Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lowell S. Litteral Passed away on October 4, 2010. Lowell was born on May 3, 1923 in Jennings, Louisiana to Daniel Boone Litteral and Nancy Caroline (Toliver) Litteral. He was known as “Dutch” to all his family and friends. He worked until he retired for Puget Sound Power and Light. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Dutch was preceded in death by his wife, Ione (Morrison) Litteral. His is survived by his two sons, Michael (Lori), and Gregory; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Mat), Matthew, Heidi (Ryan), and Heather (Bryan); and 4 great grandchildren, Megan, Allison, Dylan, and Camdyn. Private services requested. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.