Fred Anthony Stanich passed away in University Place, Washington on Saturday, January 8, 2011, with family at his side. He was 79 years old. Fred was born to John and Matilda Stanich in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1931. He will be remembered for his wit, his joyful personality, and for being the most beautiful Dad. Fred is survived by his former spouse and close friend Gerry Tsuruko Stanich; his four daughters Vicky Stanich (Rick McCloskey), Steffani (Richard) Ricarte, Toni Stanich (Matt Hardy), Tracy (Alan) Reynolds; three grandchildren Rocky Ricarte (Erin Levesque), Peter McCloskey, Jasmine Reynolds; two great-grandchildren and countless friends around the world from Nepal to Mexico. Please see his full obituary at www.edwardsmemorial.com.
Marie Trutman Corey Life-long Tacoma resident Marie Trutman Corey passed away peacefully at Tacoma General Hospital on Friday, January 21, 2011. Marie was 87. Born at the same hospital on Nov. 10, 1923, Marie grew up in South Tacoma, graduated from Lincoln High, then began a civilian career at Ft. Lewis. Early in her years at Ft. Lewis, Marie met Murray Corey, and they were married. The couple had two daughters, Judy and Susy. Marie returned to work after the birth of her second daughter. Both Marie and Murray modeled hard work and community involvement to their daughters. After retiring from Civil Service, Marie began a 20 year commitment as a volunteer with the Lutheran-sponsored “Meals on Wheels.” Three days a week Marie opened the Meals on Wheels office by 6 a.m., taking phone queries and orders for weekly deliveries. Marie loved both her jobs – at Ft. Lewis and “Meals on Wheels” – because she enjoyed being part of a fun team making a difference. Her greatest joys were her daughters Judy and Susy, and her grandkids Riley Morton (Seattle) and Giovanni and Taylor Favaro (both Phoenix). All holidays were causes for big celebrations, with home-cooked dinners, surprises, and presents. Marie’s other delights included her beloved North End neighbors Alice and Jim Bennett, her sister-in-law Dot Miller, and her fun getaways with her husband Murray, her daughters, or Dot to Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Phoenix, Leavenworth, or to any Nordstrom. Marie will be missed for her optimistic spirit, unconditional acceptance, ability to go with the flow, and her willingness to laugh at all that life handed her. Remembrance donations only should be directed to Meals on Wheels-Lutheran Community Services in Tacoma, 223 North Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403. A celebration of Marie’s life will occur on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 6730 North 17th near Pearl Street in Tacoma at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lois Killenbeck A longtime resident of Tacoma, Lois Killenbeck passed away peacefully on December 28, 2010 at the age of 86. Born Lois Mary Harkness, August 28, 1924, she moved west in 1938 with her parents and six siblings. She, her husband Maurice, and son Jim settled in North Tacoma, in close proximity to her extended family and friends. For years, Lois participated actively in many clubs and associations, significantly as a square dancer for 30 years, and with OSIA and trailer/RV groups. She enjoyed spending time with family, was well known for her cooking and traveled extensively throughout the country, visiting every state, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Lois is survived by her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, close Harkness relatives and dear friends. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainivewtacoma.com.
Loretta Faith Thomas Born Loretta Faith Rife in Shelton, North Dakota March 27, 1925. Died January 24, 2011, She is survived by one brother, Eugene Rife, and her children David Thomas, Aleta F. Vineyard, and James R. Thomas. She has two grandsons, James David Vineyard and William Beazley, granddaughters Mariann March, Cindy Thomas, and Christy Snow, and great-granddaughters Emma D. Faith Ehresman, Haylee Snow, Baylee Snow, Autumn March, and Morgan March. She came to Seattle to work at Boeing to aid in the war effort as a riveter, and met and was married to Lloyd Thomas for 63 years till his death in 2009. We want to thank the staff at Cascade Park Vista assisted living for taking such good care, and want to also thank the many friends she made there for so enriching the later years of her life. Loretta’s funeral will be on Saturday, Jan. 29th, 2011, at 1 o’clock, at Mountain View Funeral Home. Come and help us celebrate her farewell. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainivewtacoma.com.