Patricia Joyce Haag (5-23-1954 to 2-9-2011) was born to Marvin and Nina (Hinckley) Haag on May 23, 1954 in Hoven, SD. She graduated from North Lowell country school and Gettysburg High School in 1972. She is survived by her parents, her sister Becci Fonck of Lincoln, NE and Gettysburg, SD; two brothers, Gerald of Colorado Springs, CO, and Lowell of Brookings, SD; one nephew, four nieces, five great-nephews, and three great-nieces, her beloved cat H.T., and a multitude of friends who loved her and will miss her dearly. After graduation she moved to Lakewood after graduation. For many years she worked for her Aunt Janice Rowe and late Uncle Ralph Rowe in their Econo-Car (Budget Rental) car rental business at the Seattle Tacoma Airport location until they sold the company in 1981. She was employed as the Rental Manager at Walker Chevrolet in Tacoma, WA. from 1981 to 1984. In 1985 she took the position of Operations Manager at Consumer Credit Counseling Service (now CCNW) in Lakewood. She held that position until 2005. Since 2006 she was employed as the bookkeeper for Northwest Properties, Inc., a property management real estate firm in Lakewood where she was affectionately known to all as P.J. She had a brilliant mind, great memory and a delightful sense of humor. She was a conscientious and devoted employee who went the extra mile, a kind person and devoted friend, and all who knew her enjoyed her wonderful sense of humor. She was very particular about where her paper clips sat on her desk and protective of a stapler that would barely work which created a great deal of fun and humor among P.J. and other staff members. She was a person you could count on, a friend you could laugh with, and a joy to be around each day. During her employment with Northwest Properties, she received a multitude of accolades from the homeowners associations and association board members, as well as homeowners of the rental homes the company manages, to whom she provided service. She was appreciated and loved by all. While she rarely took vacation for herself, Pat guided visiting family members to local sites when they stopped by. Many treasured memories were made on these journeys. Over the years, Pat’s leisure time was spent on several bowling leagues that bowled at the Joint Base Lewis McCord Morale, Welfare, & Recreation family centers. (Bowl Arena Lanes and Sounders Lanes). Many friendships grew around these weekly games. She was an avid cat lover and a member of The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. She enjoyed bowling, reading, and cross-stitch. There will be an open house to honor her at the Cabana at Oakbrook Country Club Condo Association located at 7425 Ruby Drive SW, Lakewood, WA. 98498 on Saturday, Feb. 19th from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friends are invited to come by to join us at a gathering to celebrate her life. She was taken too soon but now she is with her Savior as the sweetest angel looking over us all and we imagine that she is checking the books to be sure they correct, all the financial records balance and everything is in order! That’s our P.J.! Condolences may be sent to the family through www.caringbridge.org/visit/pathaag. P.J. said that if you chose to honor her in any way, she would be grateful for your support of a local Humane Society.
Kenneth L. Brown passed peacefully in his home on Feb. 9th, 2011. He was born in Murphysboro, IL to Bernice and Wilferd Brown on Sept. 24th, 1939. Ken graduated high school in Chateraux, France, where his father served in the USAF. He then entered S.I.U for two years before deciding on a career in the USAF himself. He received his navigator wings at Harlingen, TX before entering pilot training. He served his country in Thailand and ended his 20-year career as a Lt. Col in 1984 at Beale AFB, where he flew chase planes for the SR71. He was pre-deceased by his brother, a Navy pilot, in 1967 and his mother in 1995. He leaves behind his father and three sisters. At his wishes, he was cremated with no services. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at ww.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Charles “Lee” Critchlow was born on May 31st, 1935 and went home to our Lord February 11th, 2011. Lee was born and raised in southern California. This is where his passion for fast cars drew him to the sprint car circuit where he helped build race cars. The U.S. Army brought Lee to Tacoma, WA where he met his beautiful wife of 54 years. He was a millwright for Crown Cork and Seal (Continental Can Company) and a proud member of the IAM Union for over 40 years. Lee is survived by his wife Marjorie (Marge), daughter Cindi Absten (Rick), son Brien Critchlow, granddaughter Nicole Hixon (Brad), and great-granddaughter Abigail Hixon. Other “family” members include Debbie McDonald (Dalin), Marie and Chris McCartney. Lee was a giver of his heart, finances, and opinion that caused him to touch many extended family members and friends. His love for family, racing, and barbeques will leave many cherished memories. Services will be held at 12pm on Feb. 18th, 2011 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. In honor of Lee’s kindness, donations may be made to acommonvoice.org. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at ww.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Rosemarie (Muller) Winter was born on July 16, 1932 in Schrock, Germany. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 12, 2011. She married Kenneth D. Winter in Germany in 1960. She loved being a wife and homemaker, enjoying cooking, gardening and sewing. Rosemarie is survived by her daughters Susan Dalrymple (Peter) and Renee Winter, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth and daughter Lisa (Marie). Services will be held at 11:30AM on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at ww.mountainviewtacoma.com.