Danny Fender 9-21-43 ~ 11-18-10 Danny is survived by his wife Hattie, son Eric, granddaughters Kenedi, Alexys, Aneaka, Gracie and his Bloodhound dog Sadie Mae. Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Vernon and Kevin. Memorial services to be held Nov. 30th, 1p.m. at Fircrest Presbyterian Church, 1250 Emerson St., (40th) Fircrest, Wa 98466. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Nancy Mackenroth After amazing everyone who witnessed her battle the debilitating effects of ALS, passed while asleep to a better place on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Nancy was born in February, 1942 to Marjorie and Morris Hayes in Denver CO. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her beloved brother, Jon, seven years her junior, who also succumbed to the effects of ALS in June of 2009. Surviving are her five sons, Jim, Mitch, Doug, Phil, and Pat, their spouses and the seven grandchildren that she so dearly loved. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 11:00 am on December 11th at the Pierce County Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St. W., University Place. Donations are encouraged to either the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter, www.alsa.org or the Muscular Dystrophy Association www.mda.org. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Paul S. Nunamaker Born St. Paul Minnesota July 22, 1928 died on November 21, 2010. Paul moved to Tacoma when he was 17 with his family to be with his step father who was stationed at McChord Air Force Base. Paul retired from Western Electric after 34 years of service. He served in the United States Army in the Korean War as a gunner in the 28th tank company stationed in Alaska. He was a life-time member of the VFW #10018 and the Tacoma Yacht Club where he kept his pride & joy the “Thing-A-Ma-Jig”. Paul was preceded in death by his father (Ted Smith), mother (Esther Smith), sister (Dorothy), and brother (Earl). He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years (Lois, and his adopted family, Susan (Neal) Goerger, Dorene (Mike) Caillier, Elaine (Steve) Gurr, Larry (Wendy) Deck, Jeffery (Lisa) Erickson, 11 grand children and 6 great-grand children and a sister (Helen Smith). The family would like to thank Franciscan Hospice for their kind support and thoughtfulness. Please make donations to Franciscan Hospice or the Charity of your choice. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home B Viewing Monday 11/29/10 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Services will be held in the Valley Chapel Tuesday November 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Michael Gene Ryan Sr. On Nov. 21, 2010, Michael Gene Ryan Sr., passed on into heaven with his loving family at his side. Michael was born on Nov. 11, 1928 in Edgar, Illinois to Joseph and Ida Ryan. He served our country with honor in the United States Air Force working as a medic. Following his military service, Michael worked for the Tacoma School District as a Chief Custodian for 30 years. In 1952, Michael married Dorothy Hoffman and together they raised four children. He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years; daughters, Debbie Baespflug (Mark), Gayle Martelli (Carl) and Cheri Smith (Jim); son Michael Jr. (Traci); grandchildren Erin (Damon), Kristin, Lindsay, Jamie, Lauren, Zach, Matthew and Jake; great grandson Canon. He also leaves behind many close family members in Tacoma and Illinois. Viewing will be on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd., Lakewood. Funeral service will be on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Valley Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Charlotte M. Schatz Born 1/20/1927 in Kent, WA, she passed away 11/22/2010 in Tacoma, WA. Survived by sisters Hallene Walker and Mary M. Combs, brother Leslie White, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Paul and son Kevin Cook. At her request there will be no services. She worked for the City of Tacoma for 35 years. Please see complete obituary at www.mountainviewtacoma.com . Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Isabelle R. Zastrow was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland September 9, 1925. Growing up, Isabelle and her four brothers and sisters first had to endure the Great Depression. Food and money were scarce during her early years, and even worse during World War II. On an April night during “The Blitz” of 1941 the German air force hit Belfast. At the age of fifteen Isabelle was working at a tobacco factory by day and dancing by night. It was there at a dance hall with her sisters and friends when the city exploded around them. It was too late to hide in an air raid shelter, so they huddled in the middle of the dance hall as the bombs shattered the windows and the lights went out. Isabelle and her sisters ran home past burning buildings to find their family safe. After the war ended, Isabelle and her entire family emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States. It was in Tacoma where she met her soul mate, our father Joseph Zastrow (at a dance hall, and yes her two sisters were also there). In 1950 they married, and for 50 years, through thick and thin, they were constant companions. Our summers were spent camping at Carpenters Park with family and friends. Isabelle’s passion was dancing with her husband every Saturday night. Joseph passed away in December 2000, and Isabelle died peacefully on November 25, 2010. Survivors are her brother, David Maxwell, daughters Shirley (Paul) and Kathleen (Eugene), and sons John Zastrow and Joseph Zastrow (Pamela); they had 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at the South Tacoma Eagles Hall at 7037 South Pine, Tacoma on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 4:00pm. Our family would like to thank Dr. Dehlinger for caring for our mom. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.