Marian Sandal Carlson Age 86 of Fircrest, WA, died October 29, 2010 after an extended illness with her family at her side. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Harold, two daughters, Barbara Menson and Joan Bowers (Jerry). In addition, she had five grandchildren, Tanya Bowers, Keith Bowers, Ryan Bouffiou, Heather Bouffiou, Breanna Menson and five great grandchildren. Her parents, Jerry and Dorothy Sandal and sister Marjorie Wellener predeceased her. Marian was born and raised in Tacoma and attended Stadium High School. From there she attended CPS now UPS with the family home only two blocks from the campus. After two years of college and the advent of World War II, she and two of her friends joined the U.S. Navy. She was very proud of her service and when the war ended, she returned to college on the G.I. Bill. She then received her B.A. and went on to earn a B.E. She taught school until it was time to raise her daughters and didn’t return to the classroom. The church was a very important part of her life and she was active in the United Methodist Women. In addition, she belonged to P.E.O., Progressive Study Club, Lakewood Women of Rotary, My Sisters Pantry, Delta Alpha Gamma local society and Chi Omega national society. She also was a 50 year member of Fircrest Golf Club. When it came time to complete income tax returns, she would put Professional Volunteer as her occupation. Viewing will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home Thursday, Nov. 4th, 1-9pm. Services for Marian will be held Friday, Nov. 5th at 11:00am in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home, followed by a reception at the Celebration of Life facility. Suggested remembrances in Marian’s name are My Sisters Pantry, care of Tacoma First Methodist Church, University of Puget Sound Alumni Fund or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
LOIS IRENE (MEDLICOTT) FAULK was a lifelong Tacoma-area resident born 11 Sept. 1918, passing peacefully 29 Oct. 2010. Lois had a widely diverse career in the food service trade during her working life. Prior to her husband Ben’s death in 1994, her most treasured time was spent at their cabin on Oakland Bay. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren B the latest of whom she had yet to hold in her arms. She leaves behind a large and loving family as she goes to be reunited with those already passed. Heaven’s got to be smelling a whole lot sweeter because we know Mom’s up there baking her famous cinnamon rolls for the family she is joining! Graveside services will be held at Mountain View Memorial Park on Thursday Nov. 4th at 12:30PM, reception to follow. Family suggests donations be made to Franciscan Hospice. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Helen Sigrid Carlson Perdue 8/14/12 – 10/27/10 Helen Sigrid Carlson Perdue was born August 14, 1912, and died on October 27, 2010. She lived 98 years and two months as a very happy person. Her friendly smile, girlish giggles, and hearty laughs were recognized wherever she went. Born in South Tacoma, the city she loved dearly, Helen was the only child of Carl and Frances Carlson, first generation European immigrants. She met and married Paul C. Perdue while attending the University of Puget Sound. Helen hand colored hundreds of portrait photos when she and Paul operated Hi-Gloss photo finishing service. Together they opened Perdue’s Hardware Store on South Tacoma Way after WWII. The store thrived with the addition of a high quality camera section and kitchen appliances. Helen was the primary clerk while Paul was the camera specialist and appliance salesman.EOnce while Paul was distracted Helen decided to rid the store of excess inventory by holding a nine cent sale. Helen was the comsummate hostess for elaborate dinner parties. The Perdue’s often invited as many as forty friends to their home for dinner and a precision slide show featuring photos of their most recent trip to one of the many exotic world locations they often visited. In the days before computers Helen was the producer of multi-tray 35mm slide show, projected by two machines, synchronized with sound recorded on audio tape reels with music and narration. Paul operated the machines, while Helen served dessert to their dinner guests. Helen was predeceased by her husband Paul, and is survived by their daughter Elaine Ramsey (Jerry) and their grandson Jason Perdue Ramsey, all of Tacoma. Helen’s extended family survivors include her brother-in-law Donald (Donna) of Corvallis, sister-in-law Mirth, niece Wendy Wartes (Jon) all of Woodinville, and nephew Terry Perdue (Marie)Eof Kenmore. Many wonderful vacations were spent by Helen and Paul on their custom built yacht the Helaine II as they sailed with Tacoma Yacht Club members throughout Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. They were part of an informal group dubbed the Hooligans. These fun loving boaters developed a “yacht club” spoof with a Hooligan Burgee design featuring a skull with a Daffodil in it. Helen and Paul were the official photographers for Tacoma Yacht Club functions for 20 years. Together they annually published a TYCEmembers’ directory including photos of every member and boat. Helen was president of Shipmates, the women’s social club attached to the TYC and an honored member of the Tacoma Photographic Society. Helen served as a director on the Board of Franke Tobey Jones Retirement home for 19 years. She was, in her second career, the secretary in the Placement Office at the University of Puget Sound. She and Paul founded the UPSEPlacement Office at the direction of University President R.EFranklin Thompson. Helen and Paul visited nearly every college and university on the west coast to gather the best ideas for the UPSEPlacement Office. They opened it in the late 1960’s. Paul also taught Economics in the Business Department as his second career. Helen was a leading member of the Women’s College League, working to secure scholarships for needy students. Helen was also a member of the White Clover Chapter of Eastern Star, and a member and president of Chapter C of P.E.O. Helen was honored to serve as state president of P.E.O. in 1959. After graduating from Tacoma’s Lincoln High School Helen attended the then College of Puget Sound where she joined Lambda Sigma Chi, which became nationally recognized as Alpha Phi Sorority, primarily through Helen’s leadership. Helen was presented with the Michaelian Award from Alpha Phi International for her sorority organizing efforts at Puget Sound. During her undergraduate years Helen was active in Campus Playcrafters, a dramatic troop that produced several plays each year. Helen and her beloved Paul were superior supporters of the University of Puget Sound intercollegiate athletic teams.EThey often traveled with the basketball, football, and volleyball teams to games in California, Hawaii, Indiana, Canada and many other places. Both were very active in the Puget Sound Logger Club, serving as officers for many terms and helping numerous fund-raising efforts.EThey were generous annual contributors to the University Athletic Department, and to the Perdue Academic Scholarship. The University awarded the Perdue’s several times for their service to the school.EThey were most proud of the Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Volunteer Service Award named for the Perdues.EIt is annually presented to the male and female athletes most exemplifying the attribute of service to the community. Helen and Paul were inseparable and devoted life-long members of First United Methodist Church and the church Fellowship Club.EHelen and Paul researched, illustrated, and published their highly acclaimed book, The First 100 Years, the History of First United Methodist Church in 1974. The cover has beautiful color photos of the stained glass window that once graced the western side of the sanctuary, and the very colorful pipes of the historic Aeolian-Skinner organ. For many years Helen decorated the sanctuary of First Church with flowers for Sunday worship services, and then taught Sunday school classes. Helen resided in Laurel House at Narrows Glen Retirement home for many years. In more recent times she lived with the caring professionals at Clare Bridge Shoreline View, in Gig Harbor. The family deeply appreciates the kind personal attention provided by the truly caring people who have devoted their lives to a difficult profession. A memorial service will be conducted byEReverend David Ernst and will include a solemn P.E.O. ceremony at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park &ECemetery, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd, SW, Lakewood, WA. The service will be in the Celebration of Life Chapel at 10:00 AMEon November 4, 2010. Members and officers of P.E.O. Chapter C will perform the solemn memorial service of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the Willow Room at Mountain View. The graveside ceremony will be for family only. Please consider a donation to the UPSEAthletic Department, or to the Perdue Scholarship at the University of Puget Sound. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Carrie Eveline (Gooding) Zetterberg, 76, 4th of 9 children to James & Ruby Gooding, born in Zena, Oklahoma July 21, 1934, passed away October 30, 2010. Auburn resident for 28 years. She enjoyed her family, traveling, bowling & gardening. Survivors include: son Jon Zetterberg and girlfriend Angie, Auburn; son Jerry Zetterberg and wife Allison, Fife; daughter Kathie Rhyner and husband Doug, Fortine MT; sisters Wanda Gibson & Minnie Young, Jay, OK; brother James Eddie Gooding, Jay, OK; grandchildren Stacey Baum, Amy Eklund, Aaron Hayward & Josh Barber; great grandchildren Kassondra King and Nicolas Pircey. Viewing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.