John Vesper Austin Was born September 13, 1923 in Delta, Utah to Vieva and Addison Austin. He was one of eight children, Harry, Addison, Virginia, Virgil, Don, Merele, and Margarite and grew up in Sedro Woolleu. John passed away after a courageous fight with cancer, December 31, 2010. He was an army veteran of World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with an Oakleaf Cluster for his bravery in the Battle of the Bulge, European Theater under George Patton. John graduated from WSU School of Architecture where he met his beloved wife, Doris. They had sixty-three wonderful years together, and raised two children, Randi Anderson (Steve) and Lindsay Austin (Heidi). He and his wife enjoyed tennis, golf, pickleball, and extensive traveling. He had an architectural firm for forty years with several fine partners. His beautiful buildings are seen throughout the Northwest, and he received several A.I.A. awards. John also started the Parkland/Spanaway Chamber of Commerce, was chairman of the Pierce County Planning Commission for six years, and was on the Civic Arts Commission, being instrumental in getting 1% for the Arts. John was a devoted active member of Lake City Community Church, serving on the Board of Overseers, taught classes, and was a living example of what he believed. His quiet witness and love spoke highly of his faith. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, Laura Slotemaker (Matt), Jill Austin, Ruth Bernt (Caleb), Anna, Martin, Margaret, Rebekah, Sam Anderson, and two great grandchildren Kaylee and Benjamin Bernt. He will be dearly missed by all his family. Memorial services will be held Saturday, 11:00am, January 8, at Lake City Community Church, 8810 Lawndale Ave. S.W., Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Donna M. Baumann was born April 6, 1933, she passed away January 2, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, of 50 years. She is survived by her 6 children, Dave (Pat), Lonnie (Julie), Steve (Lily), Teresa (Gaynor) Lorentzen, Tony (Kim) and Fred III, 26 granchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren on the way, 2 sisters, Dee Dee and Deane; and her special friends at Silver Creek. Viewing will be held Thurs Jan 6 (12-8:00) at Mt View Funeral Home. Funeral service to be held Fri Jan 7 (3:00) in the Valley Chapel at Mt View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood 98499. A Celebration of her life to follow service at 4117 255th St E, Spanaway (corner of 255th in Mnt Hwy). Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Mary R Fowler 1/19/1930 – 12/30/2010 On December 30, 2010, we lost the physical presence of our beloved mother and friend Mary Rilla Fowler. Mary was born on January 19, 1930 to Henry and Delphia Brown. Mary was a loving wife of 47 years to William Fowler, and mother to eight children, Juliette, Yvonne, William Jr., Phyllis, Kenneth, Wanda, Jeffrey and Delphie. Mary provided unlimited love, support and care to 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, a host of animals, and was the adopted mother to many more. Mary was preceded in her transition to eternal life by her parents, brothers, loving husband, and two daughters. Her physical presence will be missed, but her spirit will carry on. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lois D. Jensen, formerly of Lakewood, died suddenly and peacefully on Christmas Eve morning while at her home in Portland. She was 82 years old and had a strong, creative character and a quick sense of humor. Lois thought of life as a journey and she touched many lives along her own. At the center of her life was her Christian faith; her view that this life is part of something greater was a result of her belief in Jesus. She and her husband of fifty-four years, Duane, who passed five years earlier, were members of Christ Lutheran Church in Lakewood. Lois is survived by her four loving children, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many other dear ones she loved as family. Funeral service will be at noon on Saturday, January 8 at Mountain View Funeral Home’s Aspen Chapel in Lakewood. Fellowship will follow in the Willow Room. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Anna Taylor 3.5.1935 – 12.27.2010 Anna passed away on Monday, 12.27.2010. She is surveyed by her son Homer Taylor, her daughter Cindy Taylor, 5 grandkids, and 8 great-grandkids. Funeral services at Mountain View Funeral Home will be on Saturday, 1.8.2011, 2pm, in the Valley Chapel. Mutter wir lieben sie und sie vermissen wird teuer. In Frieden ruhen. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.