Alan Clifford Bates was born 4/19/1955 in Tacoma, WA and passed away 3/27/2011 in Lacey, WA surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by sons Michael and Christopher, his father Don and Laurel Bates, siblings Diana, Roxanne, Wayne and William and their families, seven grandchildren, and his fiancée Hong Smith, as well as numerous extended family members and friends. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Mountain View Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Please see the full obituary at www.edwardsmemorial.com. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Darrell Lloyd Anderson died unexpectedly on April 8, 2011 at the age of 51. Darrel was born on May 27, 1959 in Fargo, ND to Carl L. and Betty M. Anderson. He grew up in Tukwila, WA and attended Foster High School, graduating in 1977. Darrell enjoyed being a truck driver for Koolpak as well as his many hobbies. Darrell is survived by his loving wife Dale, children Jessica (Shane) and Brandon, grandchildren Janelle, Erika, and Jordon, his mother Betty, and siblings Mary (Mike), Linda, Cynthia, Charles, and David (Kathi). He was preceded in death by his father Carl and siblings Susan, and Carl Jr. A memorial will be held 11:30am-1:30pm at the Tukwila Community Center on Monday, April 18, 2011. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Emma Jane Brown, 97, of University Place, passed away April 14, 2011 in University Place, WA. She was born on April 16, 1913 to Thomas and Lois (Wright) Newey at Ogden, UT. She attended school at Ogden High School and Emma later worked as an assistant in a bank trust department. She spent 25 years as a volunteer church service worker doing name extractions. Emma is survived by 3 sons – Thomas L. Varney of Santa Clara, UT, David J. Brown of University Place, WA, Gene D. Brown of Hillsboro, OR; sister – Inez Kruitbosch; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley J. Brown and daughter Lynda Laney. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2011, 11:00 AM at the Soundview LDS Ward, 4219 Beckonridge Drive W., University Place, WA. Viewing 1 hour before service. Interment at Mountainview Cemetery. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center, 253-566-1008. Please share memories and condolences at www.edwardsmemorial.com
Kenneth H. Bullard Age 84, of DuPont, WA, died April 13, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Ken was born February 16, 1927 in Tacoma, WA. The son of the late Rene Bernadette Poisson and Robert Freeman Bullard, Ken was the youngest of 3 sisters and one brother. In 1945 Ken enlisted in the US Army and served with the 52nd FA BN during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Ken married his wife Grace Carrie on Sep. 28th, 1945 before being deployed, and upon his return remained at her side for the next 65 years. Ken retired from the Postal Service after 30+ years and moved to Hawaii in 1982 with Grace, his “Island Princess”. The couple moved home to Washington in 2006 to be closer to their daughter, 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Ken was preceded by his parents Rene and Robert, brother John, sisters Lucille, Roberta and Barbara, and his son Kenny. Ken is survived by his wife Grace, daughter Leslie, grandchildren Tobi and husband Mike Ness, Tara Mikelson, and Jason Mikelson, and 6 great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Victoria, CJ, Cameron, Aiden and Conner. Ken will be remembered as a compassionate friend, a loving husband, a proud father and grandfather, and the Rock to a very thankful family. A service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at the New Hope Community Church in Lakewood, WA. Donations can be made to the Heart & Vascular Center at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and New Hope Community Church. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Marjory Lassen Passed away peacefully at her home on April 6, 2011. She was born July 18, 1923 and was 87 years of age. Marjory was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Marie Sorensen, her husband Richard S. Lassen, and her son Charles L. Shephard. She is survived by her daughter Jan Lassen, her daughter-in-law Mae Shephard, two grandchildren, Ronda Montgomery and Laura Minhinnett, and two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Sarah Montgomery, all of whom loved her and will miss her terribly. A private celebration for family and friends will be held. Please send memorial donations to The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, Attn: Development Dept., 2608 Center Street, Tacoma,WA 98409. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Chef Darrell L. Anderson CEC, CCE, AAC, HOF Darrell Lester Anderson of Puyallup passed away on April 10, 2011 in Tacoma, Washington at age 81, just 2 weeks shy of his 82nd birthday after a 2 year illness. Born in Hood River, Oregon on April 27, 1929, the 2nd of three children to Jacob Peter and Ruth Hutson Anderson of Parkdale, Oregon. At his side was his longtime love and wife of 59 years, Catherine. Darrell grew up in a modest house built during the depression by his father on the family homestead in Parkdale. He attended Parkdale Grade and High Schools. He didn’t really enjoy school, but he loved fishing and playing baseball, and was given the title “Home Run King”. He always said he was lucky to have nothing because he appreciated everything. Darrell’s passion became evident early in life. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War in November 1950 where he received his first formal Culinary training. After graduation he became the youngest youngest Culinary Instructor at Fort Lewis. Darrell met Catherine Dickinson, the love of his life, when they were just 14 years old. They were married on September 8, 1951. That winter he left his new bride and was transferred to Camp Coe, Yokohama, Japan where he served 2 years. After leaving the Army in January 1953, Darrell attended the Edison Technical School of Culinary Arts (now Seattle Central Community College). After graduation in 1955, he moved his family to Federal Way. He was chef at several clubs in Washington, as well as owner/operator of Roses Hi-Way Inn, a Washington State landmark at that time. During this period, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and President of the Federal Way Boys Club. H e also owned and operated King Catering for 25 years. In 1967 he was named Dept. Head of the Culinary Arts Program for the Sea-Tac Occupational Skills Center (OSC) in Seattle. He graduated over 2,000 students over the years and retired in 1991. Chef Anderson has been a member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF ) Washington State Chefs Assoc. (WSCA) since 1955. He served on the Board of Directors for the ACF WSCA Chefs as well as numerous other positions including chapter president twice. He was also a member of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. He was the first chef in Washington state to receive this award. In 2003 he received the AACs Good Taste Award and, also that year, the Western Region’s Hermann G. Rusch Chefs Achievement Award. In 2006 he received the Antonin Careme Medal. He was a longtime member of the Escoffier Society of Seattle as well. He also was a member of the Golden Toque. In 1979 he was named ACF WSCA “Chef of the Year”. The WSCA has also established a scholarship in his name. His titles included Certified Executive Chef (CEC), Certified Culinary Educator (CCE), American Academy of Chefs (AAC), Hall of Fame (HOF), and Chair Emeritus ACF Senior Chefs Committee. He was well known as a caring advocate for senior chefs. He also served as the national ACFs historian for many years. His personal papers were donated to Renton Technical College where they have a library in his name. Darrell is survived by his wife, Catherine, and their 4 children: Deborah Johnson of Puyallup, Dana Anderson of Matlock, Darwin Anderson of Anacortes and David Anderson of Cle Elum; along with his 2 sisters: Denzel Green and Doris Hill, both of Parkdale, OR. He had 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 23, in the Valley Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA, 98499. Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation . Darrell was always the teacher and touched many lives. He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign our online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Gladys O. Johnson. As many did during the Depression, Gladys left school (in the 11th grade) to augment family income. During WWII she became a member of the Machinist’s Union and began work at Todd Shipyard keeping track of ship patterns which could be as small as 1 inch or so large as to need many people to carry them around. Following the war, Gladys met and married Stanley and began performing the special duties of a policeman’s wife, homemaker, and eventually mother. During their marriage Stan and Gladys demonstrated their mutual creativity around their home in the North End. They became widely known for their award-winning outdoor Christmas decorations. She was known for her lovely good-natured ways and the fact you’d rarely see Gladys without her much-complimented jewelry adorning her outfits. She loved to wear that jewelry. She loved word games. Her last years spent at Point Defiance Village were fun for her, and she picked up a new talent as a watercolor artist, although she was modest in her assessment of how good her paintings were Gladys’s constant companion was Jesus, and she frequently stated He’d always help her find things she’d misplaced. Preceding her in death were her beloved husband Stanley M. Johnson, her sister Irene (Swanke), and parents Edwin G. and Hedrick O. Duncan. She will be dearly missed by many. Gladys’ loving survivors include her brother E. Paul Duncan of San Jose, CA; daughter and son-in-law Jody Johnson and Scott Calkins; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Kristy Johnson; grandchildren Janet and J.D. Johnson and the Johnson family nephews and nieces Dick, Julie, Mark, and Elly; her grandnephews and grand-nieces, and her great-grandnieces and nephew. Gladys’ father devoted years of lay ministry at the Tacoma Rescue Mission and consequently she was a lifelong donor to their work in our community. Donations in her name to their cause are appreciated by her family. Viewing will be held on Wed., April 20th from 10am – 9pm. Services will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel at 3pm with refreshments to follow. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Autumn T. Ivie September 8, 1969-April 14, 2011 Born in Tacoma, Washington. Graduated from Franklin Pierce High School. She was blessed with three daughters, Hayley, Rylee, and Sydnee, and many aunts, incles, cousins, and friends. She was very outgoing and we loved her dearly and she will be greatly missed. Survived by her mother Sylvia Rose. Service to be held in the Mountain View Valley Chapel at 2:00pm, April 18, 2011. Arrangements by Mountain view Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign our online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.