Carol Ann Gacek “Bling” Selland was born in Tacoma , WA July 2, 1960, and passed away June 19, 2011. Her two sons are James and Nicholas Kilgore of Tri Cities , WA, and daughter Michelle Kilgore, Tacoma, WA, parents Barbara (Rev. Ken) Anderson, Bernie and Karen Gacek, siblings Steve, David and twin sister Cheryl Gacek, grandbabies, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Carol loved and happily bragged about her kids and spent her entire life being supportive of them. Family and friends were very important to her, and she would never treat a stranger as a stranger. Carol was definitely very giving and caring. Her greatest rewards in life were her grandbabies. She would go to the moon and back for them. Carol loved to laugh. Everyone enjoyed her sense of humor and sincere honesty. Carol “BLING” will be truly be missed. This world won’t be the same without her and Heaven won’t be the same with her. We love you so much “mom, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, “Yamma” and friend.” “Don’t worry, be happy.” Family and friends would like to thank Chaplain Rick Balman of The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and The Victims of Violent Crime for their support during this tragic time. Services will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 3pm. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
George Edward Reynolds, 10/12/1927 – 6/15/2011. George was born to Curtis and Ida Reynolds in Bainville, MT, the only boy with 4 sisters. Two sisters, Trudy Harris of Canada and Valera Martinson of Tacoma, WA, preceded him in death. Sister Judy (Glen) Stevens resides in Bigfork, MT, and Bernice Bishop in Stevensville, MT. George was a graduate of Bainville High. He came out to Tacoma looking for work, and after some time gave up and joined the Air Force. Some years later he was transferred back to McChord AFB, where he met and married his partner in life of 57 years, Joyce. They had 5 children, Thomas, Larry (Dawn), Gary (Peggy), all residing in Tacoma, Dennis, who preceded George in death, and Catherine Stephens, residing in Albuquerque, NM. He had 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildnre, 1 great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. George will be missed by many. George did one tour in Korea and 2 in Vietnam. He retired at McChord AFB with 27 years, then went to work for McDonald’s on 72nd and Pacific for 17 years as a maintenance man. George was most happy camping with family and friends. He spent many hours walking the beaches looking for glass balls and floats, or traveling to old Indian ruins. He was a life member of Ray C. Roberts VFW, a 41-year member of Tacoma Eageles #3, and a member of the Roaming Eagles R.V. Club. In his memory make donations to a charity of your choice or any cancer charity. Graveside services with military honors will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm at Mountain View. Following the service a reception will be held at the Tacoma Eagles #3, 4810 South Tacoma Way. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Allison L. Brown Allison’s courageous battle with (PNET) brain cancer ended on June 20, 2011. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, June 28th at 11:30am, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4818 E Portland Ave., Tacoma, WA 98404. Viewing and quiet hour Monday, June 27th, 2011 4PM-6PM, at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Laekwood, WA. In Allison’s memory, make contributions to Behtlehem Baptist Church, Youth Dept., or the Neuro-Oncology Dept. at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Alice V. Mathison Alice, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away June 17th, 2011. She was born on October 11, 1934 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Alice was a longtime resident of Fircrest and Lakewood. She was mother of four, whom she loved and lived for. She always preferred to do for others. Alice attended Sparks School of Nursing; she was a registered nurse for over 40 years. Alice taught operating room technicians at Clover Park Voc. Tech, and also worked at Lakewood General/St. Clare Hospital until she retired. Alice is survived by her sister Marilyn Goodner of Tulsa, OK, and children David (Andrea) Mathison, Diane (David) Ellison, Donald (Liza) Mathison, and Debbie (Ken) Cates, grandchildren Heather (Mike), Melissa, Sarah, Rosemary, Sasha, Jayson, Trevor and Brianna, and great-grandchildren Mikie, Ava and Gabriel. A Celebration of Life memorial will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Mountain View Aspen Chapel in Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Hildagard Johnson Age 70, passed away June 20, 2011. She is survived by her 7 kids, daughters Irene, Melissa, and Mary, and sons Earl, Al, Rich, and Joe, 12 grandkids, 8 great-grandkids, and 4 living brothers and sisters. Viewing is Monday, 1pm to 9pm, at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW. Services are Tuesday at 1pm in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. There will be a potluck following the funeral. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Michael John Patzer “Papa,” as he was most fondly known, passed away quietly in his sleep on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 surrounded by his family. Michael John Patzer was born December 28, 1941 in Sylacauga, Alabama to George and Gertrude Patzer. He was 69 when he passed away. Mike was raised in the Tri-Cities, Washington and graduated from Richland High School. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served with distinction rising to the rank of Master Sergeant. Mike served several tours in Viet Nam and was decorated for his courage, service, and dedication. After serving our country for 20 years, Mike retired from the Army and began a second career with Tacoma Power and Light, where he finally retired a second time as a Supervisor. A dedicated father and extraordinary grandfather, “Papa” devoted himself to his six grandchildren, rarely missing opportunities to be a part of their lives and activities near or far. He would go out of his way to make each one feel special and would take them on both group outings and special one-on-one getaways around the world. Mike was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Won Hui “Cindy” Patzer. They were inseparable and devoted soul mates. Mike is survived by his sister Shirley Wilkins, his brother Bob Patzer and wife Gloria, daughter Sandra Eliason and husband Denny, son John Patzer, daughter Kerri Geppert and husband Steve, and daughter Kim LeFebre and husband Doug. His six grandchildren, Daniel, Emily, Garrett, Kali, Kenner and Isabella will forever miss their “Papa”. He also leaves behind his dog, Sara, who was his devoted and constant companion. Mike will be remembered as a man who loved his country and gave unselfishly to people with whom he met. He was talkative and social, rarely meeting a person he didn’t like. As the true patriarch of the family, his presence will forever be missed. He will be buried with full military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery, on Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 10:15AM sharp. A reception will follow at Des Moines Yacht Club, 22737 Marine View Drive S., Des Moines, WA 98198. Parking is available in the Anthony’s parking lot next to the Yacht Club. His family respectfully suggests any remembrances be sent to the U.S.O. (www.uso.org/donate). Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Jaime Fabia Vivar Devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, was born in Bagiuo City, Philippines on December 28, 1945, and passed away at the age of 65, peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, on June 21, 2011. Jaime and his wife moved from the Philippines to Tacoma, WA in 1974 were he started his career with the Tacoma Public Utilities and happily retired in 2008. He is preceded in life by his father, Fernando and brother, Danny Vivar. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marie, daughter Joy, son-in-law Michael, son Jon, daughter-in-law Martha, mother Purificacion, brothers Arthur, Raul, Bow and Loy, sisters Virgie and Eva, and grandchildren Jeffrey, Sydney, and Katelyn Beeks. Jaime loved his family and had a big heart for helping people find their way; he believed that everyone deserved a second chance. He touched many lives with his generosity and willingness to help whomever and however he can. Jaime loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. The Vivar family requests that you donate to the charity of your choice in honor of Jaime F. Vivar. Viewings will be held on Saturday, June 25th – Monday, June 27th from 1:00pm – 9:00pm at Mountain View Funeral Home; a Rosary will be said daily at 7:00pm. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Parish at 10:00 am (9:30am – Rosary) on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, followed by a procession to Mountain View for a graveside service and a reception at the Celebration of Life Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Our phone number is: 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.