Lorena J. Sasser Oct. 12, 1915 – Oct. 12, 2010 Lorena was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 12, 1915 where she grew up and was married. She died on October 12, 2010 in Tacoma, Washington. She is survived by one sister, Gloria Maynor of Cotton Valley, Louisiana and many nieces and nephews. Lorena came to the Northwest in 1945 where she made her home until her death. These years were interrupted by two years each in Japan and Fairbanks, Alaska, always returning to Tacoma. She was employed by Local #612 of the Operating Engineers for 33 years as secretary/bookkeeper. She was a member of Central Lutheran Church, having served in various capacities. She enjoyed children and taught Sunday school for many years at both Central and Lutheran Brethren Church in University Place. On the adult level, she served as Bible Leader for Mary Circle at Central for a number of years, also working with the quilters. The greater part of her years being spent, she became a member of Zion Lutheran Church, L.C.M.S., the Synod of her forefathers. Here she joined in the quilting activities and enjoyed warm fellowship. She resided at the Tacoma Lutheran Home Retirement Community. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home or to Zion Lutheran Church. Committal services will be at Mountain View Memorial Park at 11:30 AM on October 20, 2010. There will be a memorial service in the chapel of the Tacoma Lutheran Home at a date yet to be determined. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
McKenzie Alexander Turnipseed ‘Coming Home’ Oct. 31, 1947 – Oct. 14, 2010 McKenzie Alexander Turnipseed was born on October 31, 1947 to Bertha Jane and Pernelle Raymond Turnipseed. He is survived by his mother Bertha, son Patrick, daughter Shawn Lynn and grandchildren Benjamin, Brittney, and Nichole. Other members of his family include brothers Michael, David, Conrad, his sister Connie, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. McKenzie was a respected member of the Puyallup Tribe as well as a retired Air Force man. “Mac Daddy,” as many called him, loved fast motorcycles, beautiful women, and a good cigar. In his lifetime he had great love, and wonderful friendships. He was a leader and inspiration to many. He was successful business man who was loved and admired by his staff and customers. Our fearless leader McKenzie passed on October 14, 2010. He went peacefully in his sleep at his home in Arizona. His family has brought him home and he will be laid to rest on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Services to be held at 11:00 AM at the New Horizon Christian Center in Fife, 5600 Valley Ave. E, Fife, WA, 98424. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .