Barbara Louise Christofferson of Fircrest passed away February 25, 2011 in Tacoma, WA. She was born on June 25, 1935 in Seminole, Oklahoma to William H. and Nellie V. (McGuire) Darby. Barbara will be remembered for her sweet disposition and a smile that would melt your heart. She is survived by a son, Walter Christofferson, daughters Julie (Rick) Bemis and Cheryl Christofferson, sisters Nelda Hanson and Judi (Dave) Perry, brother William (Karen) Darby, 3 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2pm to 9pm Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011, and from 8am to 12 noon, Thursday, March 3rd, followed by her funeral at 2pm at Mountain View Garden Chapel. A reception will follow the graveside service. Thank you to the residents and employees at Manor Care Tacoma. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Willie Douglass Duncan passed away on Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011. Survived by devoted wife Elaine, children Lamar, Anthony, Marie, Tessa and Rhonda, brother Eugene, sisters Bettie, Shirley (Claude), and Florence, mother- and father-in-law Eric and Margie, sister-in-law Irene, brother-in-law Raymond, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, other relatives, and special friends Luigi and Lori Dragonetti. Memorial service 12pm Wed., Mar 2, 2011, in the Mountain View Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-4012. Interment at Tahoma National Cemetery. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Eugene Hodge born February 15, 1929 in Genoa, Nebraska; died February 24, 2011 in Tacoma at the age of 82. He was a Tacoma resident for over 50 years. Following his graduation from Bremerton High School in 1947, Eugene began work in the electrical trade, holding jobs at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard and then for the Great Northern Railroad. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and was deployed to Korea during the Korean War. Upon his discharge from the Army, he resumed work as a railroad electrician. He married Olga Schafrick in June of 1956. A dedicated husband and father, Eugene retired at the end of 1984 after a 31-year career in civil service. He spent the majority of his years working in the field of electronics for the Department of the Army at Fort Lewis, where he provided maintenance, instruction and supervision for weapon systems. He is survived by his wife Olga, daughter Jenny (Jim) Liebelt, and brothers Dean (Donna) Munson of Olympia, and John (Kay) Hodge of Tacoma. Eugene died of mesothelioma, a cancer usually contracted by inhaling asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive and incurable cancer that may lay dormant in victims for decades. It claims the lives of some 3,000 Americans each year, many of which, like Eugene, were exposed by working in areas where asbestos was frequently used as insulation. Industry officials knew of the dangers of asbestos as early as the 1930s, but it was still widely used in the U.S. as late as the 1970s. While highly regulated since 1989, the U.S. remains one of the few industrialized nations in the world that has not completely banned the use of asbestos. A memorial service for Eugene will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 10 a.m. in the Aspen Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood. Private burial at a later date at Tahoma National Cemetery. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
XAVIER JOHNSTON-KING. On May 19, 2010 Xavier received his angel wings and went home to heaven. He leaves behind his loving mother and father Patricia King and Justin Johnston. Viewing will be on March 2, 2011, 9:30AM until 1:15PM, with interment following at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lovina Vee Stewart was born in Beverly, Kansas on April 4, 1924. She passed away February 24, 2011 in Parkland, Washington. She worked at Ma Bell Telephone Company in Tacoma, WA. Lovina retired from Tacoma School District, where she enjoyed preparing school lunches. She enjoyed crafts, and being a housewife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Tops Club, Texacoma Club, and bowling league. She is survived by her daughter Viola, son Michael, two granddaughters, Brooke and Crystal, brother Emerson, great-grandchildren Victoria, Adwin, Elijah and Winter, and nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends and family. Viewing will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 5, in the Mountain View Garden Chapel, with a reception following in the Oak Room, Mountain View Celebration of Life Center. The family wishes special thanks to the Millers and the Barines family, and also to hospice and to Madigan. The family suggests memorial donations be made in Lovina Stewart’s name to the American Cancer Society . Thank you very much. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.253- 584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
Clovis (Elsdon) McWillis Age 79, passed away February 25th. 2011. She is survived by her three children, Kathy Greenwood, Marty McWillis and Ruth Marcetic, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Mountain View funeral home (253-584- 0252) March 7th at 1:30 pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.253- 584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .