Betty Jo Alexander Beloved mother and best friend, passed away January 16 at the age of 89. Born in St. Louis, she lived the last 60 years in her home in Tacoma. She was a graduate of College of Puget Sound, now UPS, served in the Navy during WWII, and was a teacher. Mom loved to garden, take long walks, and enjoyed the beach at Taylor Bay. We will miss her beautiful smile. She is survived by her children Joe Alexander, Becky Alexander, Kathie Miller, and Martha Salzman, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home on January 26, 2011 at noon in the Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Emma T. Archer, 93, died on January 11, 2011. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Max, daughter-in-law Isabelle, and grandson Adam. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM January 24, 2011 at Mountain View Memorial Park. Memorial services at 2:00PM in the Tacoma Lutheran Home Chapel, 1301 N. Highlands Pkwy., Tacoma 98406. Memorials may be sent to the Max and Emma Archer Scholarship Fund at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1315 N. Stevens, Tacoma, 98406, or the Tacoma Lutheran Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Tom Davis June 10, 1939 – Jan. 20 2011 Beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 71 after a valiant battle with cancer. Tom was born in Indiana, raised in Port Angeles, and made Gig Harbor his home. He served our country in the US Navy and ran a successful Farmers Insurance Agency, retiring after 37 years. Tom loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, camping, motorcycling, and much more. He was a lifelong member and past president of the Gig Harbor Sportsman’s club. He was a friend of Bill W. for 21 years, 124 days. Tom is survived by his loving wife Lynn, sister Doloris Callahan (Ken), brother Joe Davis (Carol), sons Mitch (Lynn) and Vince (Trina), 6 stepchildren, their spouses, and 19 grandchildren. Tom touched many lives and left us with wonderful memories. Please join us for services in the Mountain View Valley Chapel Tues., Jan. 25th, 2011, 1:00pm, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Chuck Gilmur Passed away peacefully January 13, 2011, surrounded by loved ones, in Tacoma. He was 88. He will be remembered for his strength, warmth, kindness and wit. The most wonderful man in the world! Chuck was born in Seattle August 13, 1922. He made three letters in UW basketball, spent three years in the Army, and signed with the Chicago Stags in 1946. He married Thelma Thureson in July 1948. He soon began his family and also played for eh Washington Capitals. Chuck coached the Lincoln Abes basketball team and raised a family of three children. Gardening was his favorite pastime. Surviving family members include his wife Thelma, daughter Lorri Gilmur-Dillman, (Randy Dillman), brother Jim (Jackie), five grandchildren, Lee Overland, Brit Leroy, Kristi Dillman, Katie and Charlie Gilmur, and daughter-in-law Deanne Gilmur. There will be no services as requested by deceased. Donations can be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Dorothy Kapphahn Born in Bertha, MN in 1916, Dorothy lived in Tacoma from 1917 until Jan 15, 2011. She graduated from PLC and went on to a long career teaching in the Bethel School District. Dorothy was known for her arts and crafts which she shared with students, friends and relatives. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Services Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011, 1:30PM, Mountain View. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Jeffery Daniel Little May 23, 1978 – Jan. 20, 2011 After a 10 month battle with esophageal cancer, Jeff passed away surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Tacoma, grew up in Fircrest, and graduated from Foss HS in 1996. A loving and dedicated father, he is survived by his three children, Jesse (9), Jenell (7), and Jerrod (4), and his loving wife Cherrissa. He is the son of Darlene (Rich) Nelson and Daniel (Joyce Hanson) Little, and brother of Tricia Little, Stacey (Zeek) Green, and Dustin (Ashley) Little. His grandmothers are Margaret Little and Helen Kiehl. He has numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank SCCA and also all of his great pals for helping him through this journey. Jeff was a dedicated Seahawks 12th Man and a friend to all and will be greatly missed. Viewing Monday and Tuesday, noon to 9:00 p.m. Memorial Service Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., Valley Chapel, Mountain View Funeral Home. A potluck gathering will be held at Mountain View after the service. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Mitchell Oleck 12/8/1917 – 1/11/2011 Mitch Oleck was born in Chicago, IL, and passed away peacefully in Tacoma, WA on 1/11/2011. He obtained his degree from Northwestern University, and served honorably as a Captain in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired after many years of service with the IRS. He is survived by his devoted sister, Apolonia Andre, and his nephews Robert and Richard and nieces Charmaine and Marilyn. A private family service is planned. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
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Florence Flintoff passed away peacefully in Tacoma on January 15, 2011. She was born in Portland, Oregon on May 26, 1921, and spent most of her life in Tacoma. We say goodbye to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. Florence will always be remembered for her wonderful chicken and spaghetti dinners, served with much love and hospitality. Her family and friends always looked forward to the delicious Christmas cookies she baked, and that she loved to share. Florence, along with her husband George, also loved spending time with family and friends at their beach property on Henderson Bay. She was preceded in death by her husband George Flintoff. They had been married for 57 years. Florence was also preceded in death by her mother and father, Mary and Henry Schierman, six brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by sons Clifford (Carolyn), Gary, and Richard, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society . A memorial service will be held in the Aspen Chapel, Mountain View Celebration of Life Center, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Judd Christopher Sewell passed away much too soon on January 13, 2011 from a sudden illness and has joined his Grandpa in Heaven. He was born on March 8th, 1982 in Olympia, WA and spent most of his childhood and adult life in the Puyallup-Tacoma area. Judd graduated from Puyallup High School in 2000 and from The Art Institute of Seattle in 2009. He was employed with AT&T Wireless in Seattle. Judd left behind his parents, Chris and Linda Sewell of Olympia, WA, his wife of 6 months, Jessica Hope Armstrong Sewell, grandmother Genevieve McCutcheon, grandparents Bob and Helen Sewell, aunts and uncle Gary and Sue McCutcheon, Debbie Walsh, cousins Ben and Alena Dicke, Matt and Mary Dicke, Vince and Erin Conley, Rich and Kirstin Lillie, Kyle McCutcheon, father- and mother-in-law David and Peggy Armstrong, brother-in-law Erich Armstrong, sister-in-law Chelsey Armstrong, and many other special family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James E McCutcheon. Judd was a generous friend, talented musician and loving son and husband. He was looking forward to his life with Jessica and having a houseful of children. He is looking down from Heaven now, watching over his houseful of animals including Iggy, Bella, Liela, Mo, Bernie and Jack. A celebration of Judd’s unique life will be held at the Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club on Sunday January 23, 2011 at 4 pm. Donations can be made to the Judd Sewell Memorial Account at any branch of Columbia Bank. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.