Mattie Wilfong 11/24/1917 – 6/26/2011 Preceded in death by her husband Jesse Langford. She left behind six children, lot’s of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and several friends. Service will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church on Friday July 1st at 11am. She will be greatly missed. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
John Malcolm Wood I Our super brave husband, Dad, Grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, and cousin went to his Heavenly Father’s arms June 25th, 2011 from the “awful curse of cancer.” He was 86. Survived by loving wife Rosemary of 61 years, twin brother Jim, brother Bob, special loving children John II (Sue), Joan (Pedro) Flores, Mark, Dan (Janis), Mary (Bruce) Slifer, and Pattie, 11 grandchildren, Chris (Annie) Dahl, Dion Flores, Josh (Kaydee), Dan, Patricia, John III, Sarah (Bob) Albert, Josiah (Katelin) Slifer, Mariah and Micah Slifer, Morgan and Mackenzie, 6 great-grandchildren, Nina, Stevie, Jacob Dahl, Cameron and Payton, and Tavia Mae. John was a 1942 Stadium grad. He worked for Northern Pacific Railroad at the roundhouse before being drafted in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer and a bridge builder in Europe. A 35-year mail carrier, an all-around sportsman, avid bowler, golfer, fisherman in the Sound with special buds Bruce and Pattie. Hobbies were gardening, yard work, crosswords, tangle words, and word search. Loved trains. Took quite a few train trips in his retirement years. Loved going to Hawaii with his loving wife Rosemary. Viewing Friday, 1-9pm. Service 11am Sat., July 2nd, 2011, Mountain View Celebration of Life Chapel. A reception to further celebrate John’s life will immediately follow at Environmental Service Building next to Chambers Bay Golf Resort. Please join us for a happy time of reflection. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Patricia Kathleen Zumhoff (Gordon) passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 27th, 2011. Pat was born in Vancouver, B.C. on July 31st, 1926 to Harold and Kathleen Gordon (Mackenzie).,She grew up on Lake Chelan in the mining village of Holden, and later moved back to Vancouver, where she lived with very special extended family members. She later moved to Tacoma with her parents in 1939. She attended Stadium High School, where she met and later married Norman Ralph Zumhoff, her husband of 64 years. Patsy had a deep love for family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, and had a special fondness for animals. She was preceded in death by her sister Geraldine Lamanno. She is survived by her husband Norman, son Michael, daughters Sharon Skaggs and Wendy Yabsley (Dennis), brother Robert Gordon, brothers-in-law Joseph Lamanno and Robert Zumhoff, sister-in-law Marilyn Brian(Zumhoff), and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service and burial will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Pierce County Animal Welfare, 8504 Chambers Creek Road W., University Place, WA 98467-4005. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.