Rose M. Brau, 1924 – 2011. Rose May Brau, who was born in Seattle May 15, 1924, died peacefully in Tacoma on March 5, 2011 of age-related causes. She was 86 years old. In 1942 Rose graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma and married James Brau. She served in the U.S Women’s Army Corps during WWII, and worked for 24 years at McChord AFB, rising from telephone switchboard operator to Chief Operator before retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Faith Chapter No. 255 of the Grand Chapter of Washington. Her interests included her pet miniature poodles, crocheting, craft work, playing cards, gambling at Keno tables in Reno, and family gatherings. Rose’s loving, creative spirit, her devotion to family, her contagious laugh, and her sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her. Rose was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Jim, her infant daughter Marijane, her parents Raymond Nist and Lillian Manahan, and her sister Lois “Jimmie” Thiel. She is survived by sons James Brau (Mary) of Eugene and John Brau (Karen) of Tacoma; grandchildren Jacqueline Pate (Wayne), John Brau (Sherry), Benjamin Brau (Molly Moss), and Daniel Brau (Tess Powers); great-grandchildren Brandon and Lindsay Pate, and Keith, Allison, Sarah, Judson, and Beckett Brau; two nieces, and four nephews. A Celebration of Life and reception will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the Willow Room at Mountain View Memorial Park. The family suggests donations in her memory be sent to the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at mountainviewtacoma.com.
“Ida” Adelaida Patricia Sochor June 21, 1980 ~ Feb. 27, 2011 Was summoned by GOD to Heaven. Ida had a great spirit and a true love for life. Ida was a forgiving and loving person that will be missed by many. A daughter, sister, mother and friend. Survived by Adelaida and James Sochor, Auntie Virgie and her beloved brother Jimmy and nephew Jackson. She was close to Denise and her other cousins. She was a cherished mother to Marquise and Nesmei. A Memorial Reception will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at Mt. View Celebration of Life Center, at 1:00p.m. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at mountainviewtacoma.com.
Nicholas Eugene Jason Turner March 7, 1985 – March 7, 2011 After a tremendous fight to stay here for his son, Nick was unable to overcome the injuries he suffered in a tragic accident. With his family by his side he passed away peacefully on Monday, March 7, his 26th birthday. Nick was proud and honored to be an organ donor. Nick considered his son Gavin to be his single greatest achievement in life. Nick answered the challenge of single parenthood head-on, and instinctively attained the wisest and warmest style of parenting we have yet seen. The bond between Nick and Gavin was instant and will remain with Gavin forever. Nick graduated from Curtis High School in 2003. He was a passionate reader of all genres, an outstanding soccer player and gifted long-distance runner. Next to family, his biggest passion was his work and he loved the entire Olympic Eagle family. While they have continually told us how Nick surpassed their expectations, and what joy he and Gavin brought to them, we can’t thank them enough for the honorable and respectful way they have always treated Nick and for the compassion they are showing him and his family now. Nick is survived by his son Gavin, his parents Dan and Wendy, his siblings Ryan and Bree, grandfather Mike, his second dad, Al Williams, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. We have been overwhelmed and are forever grateful for the love and support given to us by the Olympic Eagle, Sunset Primary, UP School District and K & L Dist. families, along with our treasured family and friends. Your love is carrying us through this tragic time. Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the University Place Presbyterian Church, 8101 27th Street West. Reception following at the Landmark Convention Center, 47 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at mountainviewtacoma.com.