DeForest Bullock Went to be with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2010 at age 90. Forest served as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force. He was also an Eagle Scout, carpenter, CPA and tour director. In his travels, he visited 4 continents and all 50 states. Forest is survived by Herta, his beloved wife of 68 years. He was a caring father to their three children, Bonnie, Barbara and David. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Tacoma at 10 AM on Dec. 11, 2010. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Vivian May Hunter passed away Dec. 5, 2010. She was the wife of Franklin C. Hunter; he preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by two daughters, Diana Martin, and Deborah Nelsen, husbands Richard Martin and Richard Nelsen. Son Randy Hunter passed in 2004, survived by wife Mary Hunter. Vivian was a grandmother of 5 and a great-grandmother of 9. There will be a graveside service on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at 10:30 am at Mountain View Cemetery, followed by church service at Prince of Peace Church on Bridgeport Way. She was employed at Tacoma General Hospital and had many friends. She was loved by all and loved her life. Her joy was gardening and stained glass. She loved all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. She will be greatly missed. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Robert S. McCall Sr., 88, passed away Dec. 2, 2010 due to complications from a fall. Born Jan. 28, 1922 in St. Paul, MN, he was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Pacific. He moved to Tacoma in 1953. He worked as a pipefitter in the shipyards and building trades fitter from Local 26 and belonged to many fraternal organizations. He is preceded in death by his second wife Ruth (Fox) McCall and brothers Frank Jr., Lee, Roger and Richard McCall. Surviving are sister, Marcella Monroe; brothers, Howard and Cash McCall; daughter Maureen (Michael) Freeman; son Robert (Terri) McCall, their children and grandchildren; along with his Knoblauch/Fox stepchildren and their grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at Mountain View’s Garden Chapel, reception following in the Oak Room. In honor of his military service, Robert will be buried at Tahoma National Cemetery. Please make any remembrances to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Chad Jason Moon left us on November 26, 2010, to play on the Lord’s team after losing his battle with cancer (melanoma). Chad was born in Berlin, Germany, on June 10, 1976, and moved to the Lakewood in 1981. Chad graduated from Lakes High School, Pierce College and Cum Laude with a BS from St. Martin’s College. He worked for the Lakewood YMCA and in the Clover Park School District. Chad is survived by his mother Connie Coleman-Lacadie and her husband Michael Lacadie, his father Gary Moon, his brother G.E. Moon II and wife Wendy, his fiance e Stephanie Ware and her son Tyler and Chad and Stephanie’s daughter Cherish Moon. Contributions to either the local Franciscan Hospice House or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Chad’s name would be appreciated. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
“BUD” (Merle) E. Rogers 1922 – 2010 Bud was born in Tacoma, November 15, 1922 at St. Joseph’s Hospital and died there December 5, 2010 surrounded by his family. He resided in Tacoma his entire life and lived on McKinley Hill in his early years. He attended Rogers Elementary, Gault Jr. High and Lincoln High School, graduating in 1941. Bud worked in the shipyards before entering into the U.S. Navy’s 98th Construction Battalion (Seabees) and his tour of duty from 1943 – 1946 was in the South Pacific, serving in World War II. After returning home, he worked with his dad, Harry, at “Rogers and Son Portable Welding” shop on 45th and South Tacoma Way. Here he continued to master his welding trade and took the shop over as “Rogers Welding” after his dad retired. Bud was well known far and wide for his work. If he couldn’t fix it, no one could, and if he couldn’t find a part – he’d make it! He married Neva Nielsen on January 10, 1953 and they had 57 great years together. He was a member of many organizations: The Tacoma Sportsman’s Club, Tacoma Gun Club, NRA, TOA, Tacoma Elks #174, Afifi Shrine Director’s Staff, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and the South Tacoma Kiwanis. If Bud wasn’t welding, he enjoyed numerous outdoor activities with his family and friends. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, razor clam digging, skeet shooting, and a good game of cards. His dogs were also a big part of his life. In the later years as his eyesight worsened, he still found ways to do the things he loved, with no complaints. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife “Nev”, son Pete (Judi) Atkins, two daughters, Debbie (Gene) Nakano and Connie (Jack) Barlow, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, family and friends. There will be a viewing at Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, 12/10/2010, from 2-9pm. On Saturday, 12/11/2010, at 2pm we will have a “Celebration of Bud’s Life” at the Afifi Shrine Center (Mosque), 815 S. Vassault St. Private family burial at Old Tacoma Cemetery The family wants to especially thank St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room and Progressive Care Units for their compassion and care. Memorial donations can be made to Community Services-Blind and Partially Sighted, 9709 3rd Ave. N.E. #100, Seattle, WA 98115. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Terrie Lynn Rohar Died peacefully December 2, 2010 at age 56 after a six year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Darrel; children Catherine Wise (Richard) and Evan; grandchildren Zoe, Charlie, and Jocelyn; mother Dian Allen; siblings Jill, Sandi and Scott, and countless others whose lives she touched. Those influenced by her teaching, friendship, social justice work, or the love she radiated unconditionally throughout her life take solace in the fact that her suffering is over. Her funeral will take place at 10:30am, Friday, December 10, St. Charles Borromeo, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Bruce M. Rosenow Jan. 11, 1944 – Dec. 4, 2010 Bruce was an avid baseball fan, a season ticket holder for the Tacoma Rainiers for many years and will now have the best seat in the house, at home and away. He enjoyed pro wrestling, playing at the casinos and in earlier years was a very good bowler. Bruce loved cats, would take in all the strays he could and leaves behind his three cats, Gemini, Shadow and Sheba. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Ruben and Ida Rosenow. He is survived by his sisters Leah Rosenow (George Petre) and Susan Hayami (Scott), plus many other relatives. No funeral service will be held. Memorials for Bruce can be made to the animal rescue group, Cascade Animal Protection Society, PO Box 2085, Sumner WA 98390. Bruce’s family wishes to thank the Park Rose Care Center staff for the care he received the last few months of his life. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Jo Ann Marie (Rosenquist) Trotter, 73, of Tacoma, WA, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2010. Though she leaves behind a grieving family, Jo Ann was ready to end an eighteen month fight against cancer. Jo Ann was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many, many people. She is missed more than she could possibly imagine. Jo Ann was born in San Diego, California on October 30, 1937, to Carl and Cecil Rosenquist. Her family subsequently lived in South San Francisco during WWII, moving to Tacoma in 1946. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956. Following graduation, she began her career with the phone company. Jo Ann stayed with Pacific Northwest Bell through its transition to AT&T. She retired early as a supervisor in 1989. Jo Ann was very bright, funny, a voracious reader, a wonderful wife and mother, loved to travel by car or motor home, and maintained different groups of friends from water aerobics to former phone company co-workers. Jo Ann couldn’t resist a shopping excursion and finding a bargain made the trip all the more satisfying. Attending plays and concerts was a lifelong interest. Jo Ann very much enjoyed family picnics, cruises, and trips to Mexico, Jamaica, England, Scotland, Canada and Alaska. She dug and ate razor clams, liked oysters both raw and cooked, liked steamer clams, picked huckleberries, caught trout, steelhead, salmon (including king), and halibut, and even shot one deer. Yet, Jo Ann never really considered herself to be an outdoors person. Jo Ann is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leland Trotter; daughters Chris Trotter of Sequoia National Park, CA; Susanne Trotter of Lakewood, WA; and Jennifer Milke (Doug) of Tacoma, WA; and her much-loved grandson, Anderson Milke. Jo Ann is also survived by four siblings: William Rosenquist of Laughlin, NV; Gerald Rosenquist of Goodyear, AZ; Sandra Zellers of Charlotte, NC; and Gary Rosenquist of Lakewood, WA. Siblings Charles Rosenquist, Michael Rosenquist, and Carlyn Van de Stroet preceded her in death Jo Ann’s family wishes to thank Dr. Daniel Moore and the staff members at the Multicare Regional Cancer Centers in Tacoma and Auburn for the care and support they provided. We are also so thankful for Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, WA, and the calm and supportive place they provided for us all during Jo Ann’s final days. Donations made to either organization would benefit many. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service and reception to celebrate Jo Ann’s life in the Valley Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home (4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA) at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
William (Bill) Woodruff Born July 7, 1928. Passed quietly on December 5, 2010 with his family by his side. Retired from US WEST in 1981. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty, and his children Joan (Mel) Dieter, Wendy (Mary), Pam (Chris) Shelton, Doug (Mary,) and Terry (Janna), 11 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorials to pancan.org or Fircrest Methodist Church. Service 1:00 Saturday, December 10, 2010, Fircrest Methodist Church. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.