Sara Elizabeth Givens was born October 5, 1916, in Lascassas, Tennessee, to George and Beulah Hopkins, the sixth child in a family of thirteen. She passed away on January 21, 2011, in Puyallup, Washington. Sara and Olen Givens were married on December 23, 1933, and celebrated their 68th anniversary before Dad passed away in 2002. She is survived by daughter Peggy Kloes (Hal), sons Charles and John Givens (Ann), grandchildren Steven Hillestad, Lisa Jefferies (Wardell), Sara Jensen (Eric), great grandson Fred Hillestad, sisters Mary Parker and Evelyn Johnson (Bob), and sister-in-law Lorene Hopkins. She was preceded in death by brothers Irvin, Clarence, George, and John Hopkins; sisters Margaret Allen, Gladys Puckett, Christine Adams, Cornelia Herrod, Betty Jernigan, and Jean Poteete. We want to thank Dr. Robert Marsh and the staff at Good Samaritan Hospital, especially the caring and thoughtful people of the Critical Care Unit. We also want to thank the considerate staffs of Regency and LifeCare in Puyallup. Services will be held 1pm, Thursday, January 27, 2011, Garden Chapel, Mountain View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Ramona Short passed away in Tacoma January 21, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born in Dos Palos, CA and raised in Tacoma where she met our dad. The family lived briefly in Idaho and Lousiana.EOur loving mother was preceded in death by our loving father E.C.EShort and our grandmother Julie Fox. Mom never missed a Mariners game.EDon’t even call her during the games; she won’t answer. She watched them faithfully for many years win or lose. Mom was the rock of our family. She is survived by her son Vic Short and daughters, Sandra Parr, Julie AneyE(Roy), and Linda Finkas (John), and her brother, Jack. Mom also has two grandsons, Jess Aney (Beth) and Clark Aylsworth; three granddaughters, Shelly Eberwein, Ciara Aysworth and Tiffany Aney; five great grandchildren, Danielle, Sabrina, Colton, Olivia, Quinton and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held for the family only. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.