Doreen (Jerry) Grace Moore 1928 – 4-24-2011 Michael Demira 1965 – 4-21-2011 Our mother and brother’s memorial services will take place in the Mountain View Garden Chapel at 1:00p.m. on April 28, 2011. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Marilyn L. Hallawell, Dec 12, 1926 – Apr 24, 2011. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her dear friend and caregiver Donna. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1 pm at South Lakeshore Christian Church, 1740 S. 84th St, Tacoma. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Martha Jean (Halverson) Head, a retired kindergarten teacher in the Clover Park School District, died Saturday. She was 91. Martha was born June 16, 1919, in Whittier, Calif., and grew up in Lonepine, Mont., where her father homesteaded and operated a general store. She graduated with honors from the University of Montana in 1941 with a degree in sociology. Martha began her career as a social worker in Clarkston, Wash., and then moved to Seattle to attend graduate school at the University of Washington. She became a child welfare caseworker for King County. After her marriage to Morris Head in 1948, Martha traveled around the world to his stations as a US Army officer. They lived in the Philippines and England before finally being stationed at Fort Lewis. Martha returned to college when her children were young and earned an education degree from Pacific Lutheran University. She taught kindergarten at Greenwood, Custer and Lake Louise elementary schools before retiring in 1982. Martha was a member of Little Church on the Prairie in Lakewood for many years, serving as a deacon and playing in the bell choir. She was active in the Presbyterian Women Associa- tion. She was also a longtime volunteer at the Lakewood Food Bank. Martha was an avid swimmer and walker. In her sixties she took up hiking in the Cascades. She cared about children, animals and those in need. She loved her rose garden and the ocean shore. Martha was a good and gentle soul and she will be greatly missed. In the last decade of her life, Martha lived at Laurel House assisted living and the Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community where she received loving care. Survivors include four children, Morrene Nesvig (Jonathan), of Tacoma; Douglas Head, of Lakewood; Pamela Head (Ric Ghirardini), of Bellingham; and Nick Halverson (Kelly) of North Bend; a sister, Esther Hull, of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The family plans a private graveside memorial service. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Gordon Wendell Hess GORDY, THE BARBER passed away peacefully at home on April 24, 2011 at 72 years of age after a short illness. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Corey (Jill), and Bruce, and nephew Randy Clements. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren Ryan, Amber, Caitlyn, and Riley, and 4 great-grandchildren, Owen, Ayden, Baron, and Tallen. Other survivors include his siblings Monica Hillstead (Dennis), Carol Ganwich (Larry), and Tommy Thomas (Candy), and many other relatives and friends, including in-laws Jim and Michelle Foran and good friends Bob and Joyce Blencoe. Gordy was a very social person. He was funny, crabby, and one of a kind. We loved him and he will be missed. At his request, there will be no service or celebration of life, but we will have a small get-together anyway. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Ronald Moran Smith Passed April 20, 2011 at the age of 68. He was born October 25, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA. Ronald is survived by wife Ruth Smith, his brother John Horsley, Carol Smith (mother of his children), sons, Timothy, Gabriel, David; daughters, Joane`, Mary, Lena, Gabrielle, Elizabeth, Zara, ViraAnn, and eleven grandchildren. He was a veteran of the USAF after 24 years of service and retired after 17 years with Boeing. A memorial service will be held on April 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Mountain View Memorial Park in the Garden Chapel, located at: 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W. Lakewood, WA 98499-4012. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.