Beatrice “Bea” Hoffman On January 7, 2011 Bea at age of 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Bea was born March 26, 1934 to John J. and Allie B Wilkins in Kerens, Texas. At a young age she moved to Colorado with her mother where her mother met and married Rueben Koch. They then moved to Washington and settled in Kennewick. Bea attended both Kennewick and Lincoln High School in Tacoma her senior year of 1952. She moved back to Tacoma in 1957 working for Roman Meal and later the Washington State Parole and Probation dept. until 1962. In 1960 Bea married Herman Hoffman, her loving husband of 50+ years, and together raised three children. Through her encouragement, she helped Herman to establish and build City Glass in Tacoma from 1964 until they sold and retired in 1988. She also ran her own business Ragamuffin of Spanaway, clothing store from 1981 to 1984, while still being the heart and soul of our family. In May 2010 Bea and Herm celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Bea’s family was her greatest joy. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and Blue Bird Leader and loved supporting her families’ hobbies including showing horses, racing motorcycles and showing cars. Some of mom’s hobbies included racing stock cars in powder puff races, bowling, sewing, gardening and reading. Later in life her grandchildren were her pride and joy, watching them grow and play in their various sporting events. Together they created many fond memories with family and friends at their lake property in Eastern Washington. After their daughter Kim moved to California they purchased a home there where they spent their winter months. Bea was preceded in death by her brother Gary Koch. Bea is survived by her loving husband, Herman, brothers Ken Koch, Johnie Wilkins, and sister Rachel Christlieb; daughter Niki Waterman, son, Steven Hoffman (Sherry), daughter Kimberle Pollock (Bud); grandchildren Chad (Jody), Ryan, Taylor, Megan, and Jenna; great-grandchildren Brandon and Aubrey. Services will be held in the Mountain View Garden Chapel Friday, January 14th 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 13th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please donate in her memory to the Oncology department at Tacoma General. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.