Rosemary Ruth Enfield (December 7, 1929 – March 19, 2011) passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 19th, 2011, at the age of 81. For those who knew and loved her, it was far too soon. She lost the love of her life, Roger V. Enfield on October 1st, 2010. Together for more than 63 years they built a life and a home full of laughter and love. Family was her greatest joy. Rosemary grew up in Tacoma as an only child dreaming of having a home filled with children. She married Roger in 1947, and they began to build their family. Over the years the family continued to grow. Even after the 12 children, 27 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, she would still say, “We need more babies.” Rosemary is so well known throughout the Lakewood community for many things, especially her wonderful cookies. Trays would show up in doctor’s offices, banks, hardware stores, real estate offices, and hairdressers. It was her way of showing appreciation to those who had been good to her and her family. “Rosemary’s Catering” was more than just her business, it was an extension of family. Along with her daughters, grand and great, she presented tables of wonderful food for so many celebrations. She loved doing the “thinga-ma-digy with the dealy” Rosemary is survived by her 12 children, Don, Dick (Marcia), Kathy (Brian) Hegstad, Elaine (Rick) Waterman, Roger Jr., Mark (Lila), John, Paul (Pam), Linda (Mark) Hamlin, Tim (Starlene), Sherrill (Mark) Hadix, Jenny (Jim) Lakose and her 27 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She will also be dearly missed by her sisters and brothers, Gordon (Betsy) Klofstad, Wayne Klofstad, Janice Blair, Lucile Huckabee and Lois (Bob) McSkimming. The home was always open, and most days 20-30 people would walk through the doors. Everyone felt better for having been there and Mom always made them feel like they belonged. Each afternoon the house was filled with the laughter of children who always want to be at Grandma’s house. Everyone felt loved and welcome and never went home hungry. Rosemary’s legacy will live on through those that love her as we strive each day to live by the amazing example she set in her life. She will be forever missed by anyone that was touched by her love, patience and generosity. A mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 26th at St. Frances Cabrini Church followed with graveside service at Calvary Cemetery and a reception to follow at the Enfield home. Please join us to celebrate her life.
Patricia Marjorie Garner, 91, of Tacoma, passed away on March 18, 2011 in Gig Harbor, WA. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011, 11:00 AM at the Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma, WA, with Tuan Nguyen, officiating. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center, 253-566-1008. Please share memories and condolences online at www.edwardsmemorial.com.
Richard R. “Dick” Medeiros passed away peacefully on March 17, 2011, in University Place, WA. He was born April 19, 1938 in Central Falls, RI to Theresa and Julio Madeiras. He started working at the age of 9 at his father’s gas station and it was then that a hard working man was born. He then joined the Air Force in 1959 and served 4 years during the Vietnam war as a radio operator. He was stationed at Anchored FEB. and spent his remaining years in Tacoma. His passions in life were his family, the YMCA, basketball and being an automobile mechanic. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Donna, daughters, Deidra and Dana, sons-in-law, Trevor, Willie and granddaughters, Camryn and Maizy. He leaves behind brothers, Bob, David, Julio Jr. and sisters, Delores and Carolyn, and numerous relatives in Rhode Island and Illinois. We wish to thank the staff of Auburn Hospital’s memory wellness unit and the UP Care Center for their compassionate and loving care of Dick in his final days. A memorial service will be held in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home on Saturday, March 26th at 1:00 PM. Please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.