Dorothy Smyth was a lifelong Tacoma resident. Born 1924, she died 7/6/2011 due to complications from a fall. She was preceded in death by husband Stanley G. Smyth, also a lifelong Tacoma resident. She is survived by her only child, daughter Lisa (Thompson) and son-in-law Jason. In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements byMountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign the onlineguest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Synthia Branham Zimmerman Age 57, passed away July 4th. She loved family and opened her house to all. Her two boys Preston and Austin were her greatest treasure. Married to Bill Zimmerman and resided in Tacoma, Synthia enjoyed her life and home. She competed as a youth in Rodeo and had a collection of horse competition “blue” ribbons. At age twelve, her first job was leading horseback tours through PT Defiance Park, animals were a passion. She was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, and mother. A memorial service will be held at St. Frances Cabrini, 5621 108th St SW, Tacoma, WA, 11:00 am, July 15th, 2011. Graveside services to follow at Mt View Cemetery. Donations can be made in Synthia’s name to St Frances Cabrini. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign the online guest book atwww.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Eva Marie Souza Williamson Born April 19, 1921 in Fall River, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2011 in Lakewood, Washington. If our time on earth is measured by the people we touch and the memories we make, then Eva Williamson – mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and good friend – lived a very full and rich life. She is survived by sons James (Pam), Russell (Pam), Michael, and Robert (Elaine), and daughters Judith (Michael) Antonucci, Joyce (Gary) Simpson, and Christine (Patrick) O’Brien. Her legacy lives on in the 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild she loved so much. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James (8/17/89), great-grandson Kyle (12/29/06), and great-great-grandson Blake (5/25/11). Services will be held on July 16, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Celebration of Life Center at 3:00 p.m. Donations can be made in her name to AREWS or the Oley Foundation www.oley.org Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Larry A. Jameson February 20, 1937 to July 4, 2011 Devoted husband, father, papa, and a friend to all passed away unexpectedly at home on July 4th, 2011. Larry was born in Fort Dodge, IA and grew up in Tacoma, WA. He graduated from Stadium High School in 1956. He was drafted into the US Army and served 2 years, 2 months, and 22 days. Larry worked as a service writer at Tom Carstens Autohaus for 29 years. After retiring he enjoyed golfing numerous days a week and spending time with his girls. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Maggie, and their three daughters, Lynn (Mark), Nicole (Purdon), and Maria (Darryl), and granddaughters Sophia, Grace, Hannah, Brittany and Chelsea. He is also survived by his sister Sandy Hansen and sister-in-law Dee Pine. He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Maxine Jameson, his brother Jerry, and sister Caryle Perry. Although he is gone, he will not be forgotten. Each and every one of us will remember his smiling face, sense of humor, and kind heart. We will continue to love him more than he will ever know. Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 11am at Saint Patrick Church, located at the corner of No. 12th & “J” Streets in Tacoma. A reception will follow at Allenmore Golf Course, located at 2125 South Cedar Street, Tacoma. Additional obituary information available at www.mountainviewtacoma.com. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252.
C.J. “Mac” McNabb died early on July 1, surrounded by family in his home in Tacoma. A man who sometimes seemed larger than life, Mac brought his energy, intelligence, and sense of humor to everything he did, from managing defense contracts at Boeing to building towering campfires for his grandsons. Born in Seattle, Washington in 1921, he met Joan Hackman, the love of his life, at Highline High School. After serving in the Army, he returned to marry Joan, and they shared 61 years of love, laughter and adventures before her death in 2009. Mac enjoyed making friends on their travels internationally and by trailer throughout the Northwest, he was an avid gardener and bird-watcher, and he loved attending the Pacific Northwest Ballet, plays at Ashland, and fiddle festivals at Port Townsend. He had a tremendous thirst for knowledge, which led him to read voraciously and to test his ideas on everyone. Getting to know people, and frequently “adopting” them into his family, delighted him. Daughters Sandy, Laurie and Meg, son-in-law David Loughhead, and grandsons Scott and Eric were frequently amused by their father’s/grandfather’s passions and stories; they never doubted his fierce love for his family. Mac’s professional life was spent at Boeing, where he rose from a pre-flight mechanic to become a program manager before his retirement in 1985. His words upon that retirement are fitting at this time as well: “It’s just plain hard to leave all of these fine people, so I’m leaving quietly.” He wanted no memorial service, but wished instead to remind his family, friends and colleagues to live and love fully, each and every day. The McNabb family thanks Franciscan Hospice for their caring support in allowing Mac to remain at home. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Dorothy M. Hutchison Born June 10, 1919 in Arlington, IA, moving to Western Washington in 1942. She died July 6, 2011 at the age of 92 at Puyallup, WA. She is survived by her daughter Carla Davila, son-in-law Art, and her little dog, Katie. She was an avid flower gardener. Preceded in death by her husband Harry, parents Carl and Florence Wilkinson (Boyer), and sister Wanda Conner. Private services were held. Internment at Mountain View Cemetery in Lakewood. Donations only to National Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Association . Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252.Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Alma Marie Gesinger Kamcheff was born in Selz, North Dakota, on February 16,1922, and entered the presence of God on July 3, 2011. She was the daughter of Nicholas and Lena Ehli and was the second oldest of nine children. In 1941 Alma married Anton (Tony) Gesinger in Aberdeen, South Dakota. They soon moved to Southern California, and about 5 years later to Tacoma. When her children were younger, Alma was always on the go with PTA and church activities. Among her other interests were crocheting, knitting, quilting, gardening and oil painting. Later she entered the business world, first at Woolworths in downtown Tacoma and later at J. C. Penney at the Tacoma Mall. She worked in several departments at Penneys and was the top monthly salesperson several times. She retired from Penneys. Tony Gesinger preceded Alma in death in 1991. In 2001, Alma married Alvin Kamcheff. Alvin preceded Alma in death in December 2009. Alma is survived by her sons Richard (Cherie) of Federal Way, WA, Donald (Catherine)of Williams Lake, B. C., Michael of Port Townsend, WA, and David (Kaori) of Folsom, CA. and by two stepdaughters, Karen (Chuck) Hindman and Cheryl (Jeff) Bloom both of Walla Walla, WA. She is also survived by four of her siblings (Charlotte Puryear and Albert, Leo, and Donald Ehli), six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family thanks Carol and the staff at Carol’s Country Cottage for the excellent care they provided Alma during her last days. A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home, Aspen Chapel, Lakewood, WA, on July 14, 2011, at noon. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Relief Services or the Susan B. Koman For The Cure foundation.
Beatrice Elaine Benson was born December 6, 1928 to Rudolph and Olive (Fosse) Ewy in Glasgow, Montana. She was the youngest of six children. She was preceded in death by siblings Evelyn, Charles, Philip, Lois, and Bernice. Beatrice graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. She was an administrative officer with the civil service for 27 years. She was very active with The First Church of the Nazarene. Beatrice Benson married M.L.Davis in 1951. ML was deployed to the Korean War and was killed in action within weeks of arriving there. In 1974, Beatrice married Wilmont (Benny) Benson, who preceded her in death in 1989. Beatrice Benson leaves behind her brother-in-law Ernest (Dorothy) Shipman, nephews Steven Shipman, Gary Andrew, Brad (Celeste) Avy, and Mark Ewy, nieces Barbara (Ken) Sides and Jeanne (Richard) Hay, and Linda (Jay) Teal. Niece Connie York preceded her in death. Beatrice also leaves many great-nieces, nephews and their children. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 3pm at The First Church of the Nazarene, 3640 S. M St. Tacoma, WA. Reception will follow in the fellowship hall. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.