Constance (Connie) Kay Dean, born on August 17, 1943 in Tacoma, passed away on November 26, 2010 in the presence of her family at her home in Steilacoom, Washington. Connie will be remembered fondly as a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents Milton E. Massey and Crystal A. King (Bolen,) and son James P. Dean. Connie is survived and will be missed by her one brother, Brad Massey (Pam), Oregon, her one sister, Valerie Groth, Illinois, her devoted husband of 44 years, Jimmy L. Dean, her two daughters, Peri Dean (Keith), California, and Melissa Kaufman (David), Tacoma, her two sons, Scott Dean, Steilacoom and Michael Dean, Steilacoom, her grandchildren Jimmie Allen (Erin), Tacoma, Nicole Allen, Missouri, Scottie, Zamanda Dean, Steilacoom, and Alyssa Kaufman, Tacoma, and numerous nieces and nephews. Private memorial services for the family will be held. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Charles Jones, born on May 19th, 1922, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2010, surrounded by family, at Camelot Court AFH. Dad was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma to Grandison and Lula Swanson Jones. The youngest of eight children, he developed an early musical talent. He entered the Army in 1943, and fought in France and Germany during World War II. He met our mother Josefine while stationed in Germany. After returning to the States, he was sent to serve in the Korean War. Upon being honorably discharged in 1963, he was employed by the Dept. of Social and Health Services at Western State Hospital. He continued his education, receiving an AA degree and completing LPN school. He retired from Western State in 1983. Dad enjoyed traveling. He and our mother Josefine took several trips to Europe and Hawaii. They loved taking the grandchildren camping and vacationing in Canada and the Caribbean. Dad was an avid gardener with several ribbons from the Puyallup Fair for his vegetables. He would donate vegetables to neighbors and food banks. Dad was active in his VFW post, and served several years as Post Commander. He also volunteered at the VA. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by our mother, Josefine Huber Jones, in December 2003. He is survived by his daughter Jutta (James) Colvin of Lakewood, sons Charles Jones Jr. (Jerii) of Spanaway, and Harry Jones (Kara)Eof Vashon Island, grandsons Lamont Bush, Christopher Bush and Peter Jones, granddaughters Maria Jones, Jennifer Jones, Elizabeth Morris, Christina Newton, and Bethany (Donnell) House, 12 great-grandchildren, and sister Opal Childs of Oklahoma. We would like to thank Camelot Court AFH and Hospice for the wonderful care of our father – their help and support will not be forgotten. Services will be held in the Mountain View Valley Chapel on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at 1pm. Viewing Dec. 2, 2010, 1-9pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Ronald F. Ovechka died peacefully in his sleep at home on November 26, 2010 at the age of 79. He was born in New York City on March 21, 1931, living most of his life in Tacoma. Ron is survived by his wife Lola of 59 years, sons Rick (Leann), Ron (Jeri), daughters Dianne and Tammy (Rich), sisters Dolores Rocco, Leslie Schuchmann and brother Greg Ovechka. He will also be missed by his 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Ron proudly served his country in the Air Force for 22 years, and retired as Master Sargent on January 1, 1971. He then became a General Manager for a cable company until 1989. Ron loved football (GO HAWKS!) and trips to Reno. Viewing will be Wednesday December 1st from 1pm to 9pm. Service will be held in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, December 2nd at 10:00 am, followed by graveside services. A reception will follow at Rick & Leann Ovechka’s home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Howard O. Shouse was born 10/2/1913 in Kansas to Lee Otis and Elsie Nell Shouse, and died 11/28/2010. He lived in Canada and, as a boy, moved with his family of 5 siblings to Tacoma. He was an avid fisherman, delighted family and friends with a great sense of humor, loved his family, was married to Evelyn M. Shouse for 63 years, retired from the Pennwalt Corp., and was a longtime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Andi, children Nancy (Richard) Wilson and Dick (Kathy) Shouse, sister Dorothy Harkey, 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, beloved nieces and nephews, and Andi’s children Rolf (Judy) Herstad, Arne (Cathy) Herstad, and Hildi (Rick) Espino. Special thanks to his caregivers: Judy Herstad (primary in-home), staffs at Weatherly Inn and Manor Care. The memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2010, 1 PM, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 E 38th St, 98404. The family suggests donations to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.