Leon Van Gist “Opa” Born Feb. 10, 1929 to Virgil and Edith Gist in Monette, Arkansas; passed away June 1, 2011 with his loving family by his side. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 45 years, Gisela Gist. Survived by his children Bill, Doris, Cindy, Marilyn, Edie, Kirk, Doug, and their spouses, 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Loretta. He was a very proud and honorable man who served his country for 45 years. He was a loving husband, father, and Opa, who will be deeply missed. May you soar with the Eagles, Opa. We love you. Services Monday, June 6, 2011, at 12:00pm in the Mountain View Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Mary Edith Hein, born October 14, 1915, passed away peacefully June 1, 2011 at the age of 95. She was born in Gatshead, England. As a young adult she worked at an ammunition factory in England during the war. Edith came to America through Canada in 1947. She met and married Henry H. Hein on August 30, 1969. She didn’t have children of her own, but was welcomed and loved by all of Henry Hein’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Edith Hein is survived by stepdaughters Jo-Ann Leonard and Dorene Fisher, along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Her favorite pastime was playing Bingo at the Eagles Lodge and at Am-Vets. Edith was a member of the Eagles Area 3 Women’s Auxiliary for over 30 years. She was loved by her family and friends and will be missed by all. Funeral services will be held at the Mountain View Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM. Viewing will be from 12:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 7 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252.
Victoria Lee Schouweiler, 62 A long time resident of Tacoma, Washington passed away May 29, 2011 at St. Joseph’s hospital. Vickie was a well recognized and beloved member of the Pabco Roofing family, where she worked for over 40 years, up until her recent retirement. She loved spending the holidays with her family, never missed a sporting event for her children or grandchildren, and was a regular participant in the Relay For Life . she left a significant mark on her community, friends, and family; who will always remember her infinite kindness, positivity and sense of humor. Vickie is survived by her mother, Mary Greene, husband Donald Schouweiler, brothers Greg, Terry and Dana Hickman, sons Rick and Jeff Milbourn, Pat Schouweiler and 10 grandchildren. Viewing will take place Tuesday June 7th from 11am – 9pm at Mountain View Memorial Park. A celebration of Vickie’s life will be held from 1pm to 4pm at Mountain View Memorial Park in the Celebration of Life Center, Willow Room, on Friday, June 10th. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Vickie. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Beverly Shaffer 12-25-1924 6-1-2011 At the age of 86, a long and wonderful life came to an end on June 1. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert and grandson Robert Lehne, brother Cameron Miner and sister Toni Lynn. She is survived by daughters Joan Hopen (Alf) and Roberta Smith (Dan Olson), grandchildren David Harrison (Ann), G. Scott Harrison (Vlada), Anthony Smith (Ami Root), Wendy Sleeger (Gary), and Heidi Wright (Drew), and eight great-grandchildren. Beverly retired after 25+ years working for Pierce County as the Executive Secretary for the County Commissioners. After retirement Bev and Bob spent many years snow birding in Salton City, CA, where she leaves behind many lifelong friends. After Bob’s passing, Bev continued to spend her winters in southern California. She enjoyed hours of sitting on her deck watching the pelicans and the beautiful sunrises. A special thanks to Dr. Ward and his caring staff, and to all the many friends for their loving support. Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. A celebration of Bev’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Building. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252.
Edith Margaret Turner Jan 17, 1917- June 2nd 2011 Edith went “home” on June 2nd to be with her Lord, her husband Tom, and her son Tommy Ray. Edith was born in Creede, CO to Walfrid and Margaret Rodlund. They moved to Alaska, then Seattle, and eventually settled in Thrift, WA, where she grew up on five acres with a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier. She graduated from Kapowsin High School in 1935, and three years later married the love of her life Thomas Turner. They settled in Tacoma and eventually moved to a little home in Manitou, where she lived for 57 years until her heart just wore out, independent until the very end. Edith worked hard all her life in furniture factories, taking care of her family, and keeping her home perfect. She loved to garden and go camping and clean her house, and she was always beautiful, even when out working in her yard. Her eyesight had failed her, but she was able to stay in her home, so familiar and comfortable to her. Left to mourn are her daughter Nadine Snyder, grandsons Dayle (Patti) Margeson, Steve Margeson, Keith Margeson, and Mark LoRe, great-grandchildren Samantha and Eric Margeson, and her many friends. She has been such an integral part of our lives for so long and she loved us all unconditionally. She leaves a big hole in our small family and we will miss her dearly. Services are on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 11:00 am at Mountain View’s Celebration. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.