Olivann Hokold, age 96, is now in God’s hands after passing away peacefully April 9, 2011 at her home in Tacoma, Washington. She was born February 15, 1915 in Churchs Ferry, North Dakota to Aaron and Clara Kvennes. Olivann is survived by her husband of 71 years, Oscar, daughter Jean Patterson, and son Harry Hokold. She was preceded in death by her son Jack Hokold. Olivann and Oscar worked side by side to create Hokold Development, where she worked full-time until she was 88 years old. Olivann enjoyed her Bible class, gardening, and cooking. At Olivann’s request, no service will be held. Donations may be sent to Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation, P O Box 5296, Tacoma, WA 98415. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Steven Dale Merritt Born March 26th, 1951; passed away on April 19th, 2011. Steve is survived by his wife of over 25 years, Rozanna, his five children from their blended family, Leah Merritt, Dana Merritt-Dotson, Michael Foister, Rachael Banta, and Christopher Foister, eight grandchildren, and one sister, Cyndi Martinson. He was predeceased by his mother Joan Malloy, son Joey Merritt, and his brother Jim Merritt. Steve loved to camp, fish, ride his Harley, and host family gatherings. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, at 3pm, in the Mountain View Aspen Chapel. Donations can be made to Hospice. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.