Mya Lu Merritt passed suddenly into the loving arms of Jesus on Wed, 20 Oct 2010, 4 days before her 3rd birthday. She is survived by her brother Lucas (5), father Jeff, mother Kristi, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She had a sweet spirit and was adored by everyone. She loved horses and brought smiles with her singing and dancing. Mya was a precious gift from God, she brought joy to everything. Our sweet little angel will be greatly missed. Viewing is Monday, Oct 25, 1-8pm at New Tacoma Funeral Home. Grave site service is Tuesday at 11am (New Tacoma Cemetery), memorial service to follow at 2pm at Life Center Church. Memorial donations will be accepted at Pierce Commercial Bank on Union.
Warren S. Bazemore “Gone Fishin” Warren S. Bazemore died October 20, 2010 at his home in Tacoma, WA. He was born October 3, 1930 in S. Norfolk, Virginia. He worked as a Federal Grain Inspector for a grain company in Portland, OR. Prior to that Warren served our country in the U.S. Army and Air Force. Warren is survived by his wife, Mary J. Bazemore; sons, Peter Palamidy and Bobby Crowly; daughters, Darlene Palamidy and Debbie Hamilton; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the New Heart Church, 759 S. 45th, Tacoma, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Orville Estvold, 90, beloved and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend went home to the Lord on October 17, 2010. He was born July 26, 1920 in Whitman ND, spent his early years in Parshall, ND and came to Tacoma more than 70 years ago. Orville lived his faith and taught by example. He was a humble, thoughtful and generous man; a friend to all he met. He loved learning about others’ lives and backgrounds. Everyone was important to him. He had a phenomenal people memory B if you met him fifty years ago he probably remembered to the end your birth date, home town and family. Despite some difficult years he retained his sense of humor and interest in others. Orville graduated from Lincoln High School in 1938 and served in the Coast Guard both domestically and overseas during WWII. He retired from the US Postal Service after serving neighbors and friends for 27 years. Orville lost his devoted wife, Iyone, last May after 62 years of marriage. He is survived by his six children, Parker (Norma), Terry (Kay), David, Dan, Greg (Jackie) and Penny Hansen (Dale); seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service and celebration of a life well lived will be held on Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 pm in the Tacoma Lutheran Home Chapel, 1301 N. Highlands Pky. Memorial donations can be made to the Chaplaincy Endowment Fund at the Tacoma Lutheran Home.