Chad Jason Moon, June 10, 1976 – November 26, 2010. Please go to www.mountainviewtacoma.com to read about him and sign his Guest Book. Chad’s family greatly appreciates your support during this difficult time.
Randy OOl Skool’ Esslinger Nov. 26, 1954 – Nov. 24, 2010 Randy has taken his final ride home. Randy is survived by his mother Shirley Summers, daughter Cheri, sons Mike and Jim, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. His love of nature took him to the woods to be a logger for nearly 30 years. He was passionate about riding his Harley and teaching the love of Christ. He will be deeply missed by the lives he has touched. Memorial service Wed., Dec. 8, 2010 at 2pm, Life Center Church in Tacoma. Viewing Dec. 8th at Mountain View Funeral Home 9am – 9pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Calvin L. Fisher 9/13/50 – 11/24/10 He was a loving father, son and husband. He worked as an engineer/boiler room operator at the Tacoma Dome and Birdseye.EHe is survived by son, James A. Fisher, father, Wayne A. Fisher, and mother, Lillian J. Fisher. There will be no services until this summer. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Norma Lou Hollow Was born on Oct. 1, 1932 and passed away Nov. 19, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Hollow, daughters Corinne Hollow, Deanne Eidal, and Doreen Semann, sons David Hollow and Dale Hollow, 7 grandchildren, a sister, Sandra Caton, and brother Brooke Caton. A memorial service will be held in the Mountain View Aspen Chapel 1p.m. Friday Dec. 10, 2010 in Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lucille Adams Kelly March 26, 1927 ~ Dec. 3, 2010 Lucy was born in Shelton, WA to Dell and Elouise Adams. She passed away peacefully Dec. 3, 2010 at Olympic Alzheimer’s Residence, Gig Harbor, WA. She graduated from Shelton High School and Tacoma General School of Nursing, class of 1949. She worked as an RN at Tacoma General Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and for Dr. George Tanbera. She met and married James R. Kelly in 1950. She retired from nursing in 1969, when she opened their home as a foster care receiving home for 10 years. James and Lucy enjoyed travels to Europe, the Orient and wintering in Arizona. They returned, residing full time in Tacoma 13 years ago, where Lucy enjoyed gardening, crocheting and spending time with her family. She and James were active honorary members of the Tacoma Webfooters Jeep Club for 30 years. She was an extra class ham radio operator (NB7T), an excellent seamstress and member of her retired nurses’ association. She is preceded by Dell and Elouise Adams and Francis Troup. She is survived by her husband, James; her children Kathy (Dennis) Martin, Karen Kelly, Jim (Barbara) Kelly, and Don (Scott) Kelly; her brother Lester Adams and sisters Della Troup, Doris (JC) Tibbits, and Marian (Glen) Rickards; her grandchildren Machelle (Ryan) Flowers, Adrienne (Dustin)Martin, Naomi (Dave) Martin, Denny (Shanna) Martin, DeAnna (Kye) Kelly, and James (Jennifer) Kelly; and her great grandchild Rylan Flowers as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2:00pm, followed by an open house reception at the family home. The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the staff at Olympic Alzheimer’s Residence who cared for our mother as if she was theirs. Contributions may be made to the Lewy Body Disease Association or Franciscan Hospice. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Clifford Maurice Korsmo 1923 – 2010 Clifford Maurice Korsmo, 87, died on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, in Olalla, WA. Clifford was born April 21, 1923 in Eden, SD. He grew up as the middle child of seven in the family of Anna Kluken and Carl Korsmo. Clifford graduated from Sissiton High School in 1942, and then volunteered for the Navy in WWII. He was at Whidbey Island Naval Base in 1944 prior to being sent to the Philippine Islands, where he served as Crew Chief on a PBY Catalina ‘flying boat’ in the VPB-71 ‘Black Cat’ Squadron. Clifford married Marie Hornnes on August 4, 1944 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Parkland, WA. He returned to Parkland after the end of WWII, where he continued his education at Pacific Lutheran College, graduating in 1949. At PLC he also worked on campus and started his paint contracting business. From 1949 – 1954 he often worked with his four brothers in Korsmo Brothers Construction. From 1954 to 1960 he was a Lutheran Brotherhood agent. He then utilized his math and education degrees from PLC and began a third career teaching Jr. High Math in the Tacoma School District (1969-1981). Cliff and Marie both earned their M.Ed. degree in 1969. Cliff’s family and friends will remember him as an honest, hard-working, faithful and caring man. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his children Karen Vigeland (George), Mark Korsmo (Janice), Wayne Korsmo (Chris), Dale Korsmo (Teri) and Elise Michaels (Rick), as well as seven grandchildren, Kurt, Krista and Leif Vigeland, Paul and David Michaels, Ana Korsmo and Kyler Korsmo. Clifford was preceded in death by his wife Marie as well as his siblings Gordon, John, Ethel Peterson, Martin, Ida Davis and Paul. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 26, 2010 at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 6730 N. 17th St., Tacoma, WA. Donations may be sent to UW Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC), Mailstop S116-6E, 1660 Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108; or to St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Barbara Ann Peterson 1/1/1928 – 11/21/2010 Died at home in Gig Harbor, WA. Her parents were Edith M. Ludlow and Harry J. Hotchkiss of Puyallup, WA. Following graduation from Puyallup High School in 1945, Barbara worked at McChord Air Force Base where she met, then married Air Force Captain Robert S. Pingree in 1951. They had two children. Following Bob’s death in 1953, she married attorney Warren R. Peterson (deceased) in 1959, and adopted his two children as her own. His and hers plus theirs expanded the family to five children. Seamless blending of families and bringing up respectful, loving, children became Barbara’s vocation. She and Warren made an exceptional team. Family was always her priority through years as care giver for her mother and several aging aunts. Ordeals with her health, including multiple cancers and vascular disease, left Barbara undaunted and even more attuned to the many blessings she found in daily life. Her greatest joy was always the children. She relished the role of grand- and great-grandmother, if not always the name the kids bestowed on her: “Baba” will always mean love and caring, roots and wings. Her legacy includes 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, who now have a powerful guardian angel walking beside them. If family and children were her passion, faith was her guiding light. Barbara’s belief in God was the glue that held everything together for her in hard times and in joyful times. Barbara leaves her brother, Harry (Bud) Hotchkiss (Jeanne), sisters Noreen Adair (Ronald, deceased) and Patricia Hoover, deceased (Galen), her children Eileen Peterson (Greg Brown), Bryan (Buzz) Peterson (Sherryl), Lynn Fister (Duane), Robin Peterson, and Stacy Burkey (Mark), and her precious grandchildren, Rachel, Jessie, Ryan, Dawn, Milissa, Joshua, Matthew, Lael, Julianne, Johnny, and Rebecca, grand-dog Murphy, and great-grandchildren Jayden, Kyla, Francis, Matyus, Marjorie, Mason and Alexander. Extended family members and many dear friends were always close to her heart. In her words “There’s not really anything profound to say after all, it’s really only about what comes from the heart, I am so gratefulE.” A memorial service will be held at Harbor Covenant Church in Gig Harbor, Saturday, December 18, 2010,11 AM, reception to follow. If the spirit moves you to philanthropy, as it often did for Barbara, she would say, “follow your heart.” Her commitment to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital was a meaningful part of her life; donations there would be a welcome tribute. The family extends particular appreciation to Hospice Services, Sharon and Rachel. To doctors and staff that attended Barbara over the years, your expertise and humanity helped her weather many physical challenges with uncommon courage and grace, thank you. Interment is at Mountain View Cemetery, Tacoma, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Esther Rosenoff Steele, born in Tacoma in 1919, living in Shelton for the past 4-1/2 years, passed away on November 27, 2010 at age 91. A career homemaker and mother, Esther was pre-deceased by her husband William Steele, twin brother Adam Reiber, and sisters Emily Baumgras and Hannah Herrmann. She is survived by her sisters Lydia Wilhelm and Lorraine (Frank) Bowers, daughter Carolyn (Ken) Dobie, son Thomas (Nancy) Steele, 7 grandchildren, and 9 greatgrandchildren. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
H. Harold Young II Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth… Hal passed away November 30, 2010 at the age of 89, surrounded by his family. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 5, 1921. At age 6, Hal took his first airplane ride and began his life-long love affair with aviation. He earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Guggenheim School of Engineering in New York. After graduation, he served in the Air Force during WWII as a test pilot. In 1944 he married his wife and companion of 66 years, Helen Walike. After the war they moved to Santa Monica, California, where Hal joined the Douglas Aircraft Company. He worked for Douglas as a flight safety engineer, a test pilot, and an accident investigation leader. In 1959 he moved the family to Switzerland and started an international airline consulting business. From 1964 until his retirement in 1988, Hal worked for The Boeing Aircraft Company in Europe as a commercial sales director. During this time he and Helen lived in Switzerland, Greece, England, and Italy. Upon retirement, the settled in Lakewood, where Hal became very involved in the financial planning for the incorporation of Lakewood. In 1989, Hal bought his PA 34 Apache airplane and joined a group of fellow aviators, The Fosdick Flyers, on Saturday breakfast flights for over 20 years. He ultimately became a member of the United Flying Octogenarians. Besides his love of flying, Hal was a competitive swimmer in the Pacific Northwest Masters program, winning races until very recently. He was the proud owner of a beautiful 1947 MG TC which he had restored. Hal became a QB in August 1956 and was a charter member of the SMOE Hangar. Because his career was always in aviation, Hal was often heard to say that he had never “worked” a day in his life. He knew at age 6 what he wanted to do with his life, and he did it all. Hal is survived by his wife Helen, two children, daughter Rondi Johnson (Lowell) of Lakewood, and son Steve (Annica) of Lund, Sweden, five grandchildren, Rick, Brandon, Meghan, Susannah and Daniel, and 2 great-grandchildren, Daisy and Mac. He was a huge part of all our lives and will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered always. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.