Joseph Lewis Titus, son of Debra L. Matthews and Mark S. Morrison, left this life November 11, 2010. Born September 29, 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland, he became a young man that touched many lives and was loved by those who knew him. Afflicted with the genetic disease Hunters Syndrome, he never let it get in his way. Joe pursued the higher road achieving the Boy Scouts Eagle level and Arrow of Light. He worked from the time he was 16 and, after completing High School with Honors, put himself through college to finally earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Management. As a teenager, Joe aspired to work for the Disney Corporation and interned a semester at Disney World. This inspired him and he eventually worked at the Disney Store, Disney World, and Disneyland in his short time on earth (and took cruises on the Disney Cruise Line). I am sure Joe is talking with Walt right now. Many know Joe from his years working at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and the Zoo Society. Joe now leaves an empty desk after four years with Harborstone Credit Union, Tacoma Central Avenue branch. Remember… it all started with a mouse. Joe’s favorite things were Disney, Scouting, and helping animals. Instead of sending flowers, please donate to something he would have in his name. A memorial service is being planned for Sunday, November 21st. Details are forthcoming. Contact Mark at 253-232-3810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angelito G. Abalahin (Angel) Age 62, of Tacoma, WA passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. He was born in Manila, Philippines on March 1, 1948. He served in the US Army and then the Army National Guard for a total of 29 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Marina; wife Keren; first wife Corazon Kennedy; sisters: Virginia Berg & Lamar Haggart; brothers: Rodolfo and Oscar; his children: Emily Stewart, Edna Kross, and Eric; grandchildren: Nicholas & Isabella Stewart, Joseph III & Tucker Kross, and Riley Abalahin. Along with many aunties, cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be missed dearly by many. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Garden Chapel at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Viewings are on Saturday, November 13 from 1-9, Sunday, November 14 from 9-9, and on Monday, November 15 from 9-9. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Mary Lorraine Grinkley Edwards A beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle on November 9, 2010. Mary was born February 20,1952, in Beaufort, South Carolina to Lola and the late Jonas Grinkley. Mary graduated from Beaufort High School and went on to receive her Masters in Education. Mary began her career as a teacher in her hometown of Beaufort, where she worked up until she met and married the late Oliver Edwards of Bluffton, SC. Their marriage brought them to Washington and Mary to Reed Elementary School in Tacoma, where she taught up to the time of her passing. Mary is survived by her daughter, Malaika Edwards of University Place who was the joy, pride, and love of their lives. Mary was an extremely positive person with an innovative mind. She approached life with vigorous tenacity and a never ceasing attitude that life was meant to be fun. She viewed any obstacles as a gift to extend one’s creativity of how to maneuver into a new direction. Mary was a determined, easy going, humorous teacher and friend. Her generosity never ceasing. Mary had a way of making each of us feel so special. She always made us laugh, and she was a kind listener. She will be loved and missed by all. There will be a viewing of Mary held tonight at Mountain View Funeral Home from four to nine pm, and services will be held in her home state of Beaufort, SC. Flowers may be sent to Marshel’s Wright -Donaldson Funeral Home, 1814 Greene Street Beaufort, SC, 29902. 800-525-6628. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Connie M. Johnson AUG. 18, 1940 ~ NOV. 9, 2010 Connie M. Johnson, 70, passed away on November 9, 2010. She will be forever in our hearts and remembered fondly as a loving mother and grandmother. Connie is survived by her children, Marsha Hannah, Tommy Hannah, Rick Hannah and Phillip Francisco; brothers, Robert and Darrel Francisco and her seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 11a.m., Friday, November 19, 2010 in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
George McKay 8/25/1926 – 11/8/2010 Born in Tacoma, married to Lora Seward. Retired Operating Engineer from Local 612. In 1986 he purchased property in Lakebay, WA, where he and his wife spent time with their family and hosted reunions. He was preceded in death by his wife Lora, his infant son David, grandson David, parents Eugene and Verda, and siblings Phyllis, Bill, Lois, Richard and Mary Louise. He will be dearly missed by his sisters Margaret and Jeannie, his loving children Lora (George), Carolee, George, Jr., Verda, Joyce, and Tim (Danielle), 13 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. After the death of his wife, George continued living in Lakebay, where he attended the Key Peninsula Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be held on Sat, Nov. 20, 2010 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel at 2pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Marvis Sailor Perry 2/15/1920 – 11/8/2010 Passed away peacefully from a stroke on Monday afternoon with her family by her side. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was selflessly devoted to their lives. They include her son and caregiver Paul (Irene) Perry and her dear daughter Shirley (Al) Santoro. Her two grandchildren from Shirley are Karen (Jay)ELangley and Stephanie (Marc) Good, all from San Diego, California. The 5 great-grandsons to GeGe (as they called her) are David, Eric and Joseph, plus Garrett and Nathan. Marvis Sailor was born Feb. 15th, 1920 in Nebraska. At the age of 4 her mom moved all 6 children to Puyallup, Washington. She was the last living member of her siblings, who were Doris, Kenny, Vivian, Dale, Thayne, and herself. She married Vernon Paul Perry (passed in 1966) in October 1943. They lived on McChord Air Force Base from 1945 to 1959. Then they were stationed in Japan for 4 years, plus 1 year in Rhode Island before retiring in Tacoma, Washington. Her greatest joy was raising her family. She worked for and retired from her civil service job at Camp Murray here in Tacoma. Gardening was her passion, as well as playing bridge for 30 years with the same group of women friends. She was a lover of nature and favored our cat (whom she named “Mr. Morris”), who added many hours of pleasure to her later life. Memorial service for Marvis Sailor Perry will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at 11am, Old St. Peter’s Church, 2910 N. Star Street, Tacoma, WA (in Old Town). Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lila May (Buck) Rehn was born on March 15, 1929 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and passed away November 9, 2010 surrounded by family and friends. Lila was a lifelong resident of Tacoma, Washington. She graduated from Lincoln High School. She retired from Tacoma General Hospital after working as a phlebotomist for 33 years. Lila is survived by her five children, Suzanne J. Acheson, Eric L. Acheson, Janet K. Clanton, Andrea R. Glick, and Michelle K. Tackett, her brother David Buck, 9 grandchildren, Ian McDonald, Kristina Campbell, Karmen West, Michael West, Megan Gore, Erica Wilkins, Elisha Acheson, Troy Tackett, Ryder Tackett, and 8 great-grandchildren. Lila was preceded in death by her husband Richard R. Rehn, and her beloved Yorkie, Deiter Buck. Lila was an avid reader, and loved live plays and musicals, visiting Victoria, B.C., and possessed a keen sense of humor. She was loved. She will be profoundly missed. Services to be held in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home November 19th, 2010, at 2pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.