Mark Robert Adams Age 60, passed away during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 9, 2011. Mark was born in Spokane, Washington on February 22, 1951, the second of three children born to Frank and Neshma (‘Nicki’) Adams. Mark graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA degree in 1973, got his MBA in Management in 1980, achieved his BS in Accounting in 1986, served in the United States Army and Army Reserves achieving Lieutenant Colonel rank, and for the past 23 years worked at Peter Pan Seafood in Seattle. Mark treasured his family, God, and country. He enjoyed running, hiking, listening to books and classical music on CD, acquiring Saint George collectibles, and spending time with his family. The funeral service for Mr. Adams was held on Friday, April 15th at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Washington. Mark was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood on the same day with military honors. Mark Adams is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy Adams; their two children, Michael and Amanda; their spouses, Erin and Marek; his grandson, Frank David; mother, Nicki; younger sister, Dena; and will be missed by many family members and close friends. The family requests that all donations be made out to the Western and Central Alzheimer’s Association of Washington or St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Washington. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Lois (Kiyoko Niino) Schroeder 10/2/1922 ~ 4/23/2011 First Rose of Summer Today I gave my Love The first Rose of summer Oh I am sure it is not The first Rose of summer But it is the first Rose Blossom In our Rose garden It brought a smile of gratitude And a kiss for me I wouldn’t desire anything more. …Richard Schroeder Lois left to join the Lord and her family in their Heavenly home. Lois was a strong little lady with a big heart and a strong faith. She will be missed by husband, Richard, of 54 years, son Philip and wife Mary, 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainview tacoma.com
Barbara “Queen Jean” Thornton 10-17-40 to 04-27-2011 Barbara “Queen Jean” Thornton went to be home with our heavenly Father on April 27, 2011. Mother to Vicky Thornton, Angela Thornton-Gainey, and Andrea Thornton-Reed. Queen Jean will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, auntie and friend. She will be greatly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her. Service and viewing will be held at Mt. View from 11am – 1pm, on Monday, May 2, 2011. Reception to follow at Edwards Temple on 21st and MLK. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at mountainviewtacoma.com.
Barbara Jane Konrad passed away peacefully on April 29, 2011. Her celebration of life began in San Francisco on September 4, 1931. Barbara’s greatest gift was her unwavering positive attitude and “joie de vie”. Barbara taught us all how to live fully and intentionally, even in the midst of the most trying time. For those closest to her, John, her husband, children, Karen, Steven and Kristin, grandchildren, Kyle, Megan, and Riley, and her sister, Gretchen, she was both an anchor and a sail. Barbara’s brilliant light will continue to shine in the hearts of those who loved her. May we too live our lives with such grace and ease. A memorial service will be held on Monday May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and Providence Hospice Care. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 253-584-4234. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/
Frank James Emerson passed away peacefully at home on April 27 after a short illness. Born on August 29, 1925 in Welty, Oklahoma, Frank lived a full life and was proud of his service to our country as a staff sergeant in the United States Army. He is survived by his loving wife Ann, daughters Karen Cook (Mike) and Willie Wooldridge (Ray), stepsons Glen Thomas (Shirley), Charlie Thomas (Missi), and Rob Thomas (Nancy), siblings Velma Sullenger, Earline Schell, Odessa St. Cyr, Ruth Ziegenfuss and Bill Emerson, grandchildren Michael, Bert, Kirby, Misty, Curtis, Holly, Carrie, Christopher, Kristen and Liz, and numerous nephews, nieces, great-grandchildren, and in-laws. Frank was raised on a farm in Oklahoma, then moved to California at 16, where he worked in the oil fields building oil derricks. He joined the army in 1948, and was sent to Japan. In subsequent years, Frank served his country during two tours in Korea, three tours in Vietnam, and in Germany. He retired from the army in 1977 and settled in Tacoma, where he’d met and married his wife Ann. Frank will be remembered with full military honors at a memorial service on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, with a viewing held on May 3 at Mountain View from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Frank will be buried at the National Cemetery in Kent. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.