Carmelita “Carmen/Letty” Augustin. 9/6/38 – 7/18/11. Viewing will be held July 24 – Noon to 9 pm; July 25 – 8 am to 9 pm. Rosary 7 pm each evening at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral Mass July 26 at 11 am at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Lakewood. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com/.
Harold James McGovern was born January 30, 1923 in McHenry, North Dakota, the first child of John and Johanna McGovern, and grew up in Aberdeen, South Dakota. After attending college at the University of Minnesota for one year, he moved with his family to Tacoma, Washington in 1941. Like his father, he was an accomplished mechanic and could fix or fabricate just about anything. His passion was for Hudson automobiles, which he owned and drove most of his life. In 1953 he married the love of his life, Donna Marie Nesbit, and they remained married for 52 years. Harold worked in a variety of positions, including woodworking, fabrication, and warehousing, and earned his Boiler’s License at the age of 60. He continued to work until age 80, and thereafter served as a full-time caregiver to his wife until her death in 2005. Over the years, he and Donna enjoyed participating in both bowling and shuffleboard leagues. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Virginia McGovern. He is survived by his sister Frances Houghton, and his five children, Lynn Murphy (Ron) Gregory, James P. Murphy, Michael J. (Brenda) McGovern, Terri McGovern (Bill) Stewart, and John H. (Heather) McGovern, as well as ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. All family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Harold’s life to be held on August 4, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at his favorite shuffleboard establishment, the Ale House, located at 2122 Mildred Street, Tacoma, WA. Donations will be gratefully accepted in Harold’s honor by Smile Train, P.O. Box 926231, Washington, D.C. 20090, or by phone at 1-800-932-9541. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.
Benny Ogas was born September 27, 1926 in Helen, West Virginia, and passed away on July 4, 2011 in Federal Way, Washington. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Violet, his children Terry, Patti, Joanne, Linda, and Benny, brothers Pete and AJ, and sisters Marie, Charlotte, Wilma, and Linda. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and a great-grandson. He served his country in the Navy and in the Army, where he retired in 1965. He went on to work for Northwest Airlines, retiring again in 1992. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He was buried at Tahoma National Cemetery with military honors. Donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.
In loving memory of Cynthia Louise Seek; Beloved mother and wife Cynthia Seek of Olympia, WA passed away quietly at home in her sleep July 14, 2011. She leaves behind her husband John of 24 years, son Ryan, along with her brothers, David and Troy, sisters-in-law Sonia and Jillian Miller, numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Cynthia was born in Tacoma, WA on 1 May 1965, to Robert and Mary Miller. She lived in the Tacoma area for 21 years before marrying and then spending the next 22 years as a military spouse, living in Germany and numerous other locations around the US. She would eventually settle in Olympia in 1997, where she would live until her passing. The majority of her career she worked as a school administrator and thoroughly enjoyed working with children. She was most proud of her role as a stay-at-home mom, and spent most of her free time volunteering at St Michael’s school and Parish. She always felt fortunate to have such wonderfully close friends and a loving family. Cynthia was an amazing woman, with a beautiful smile and incredibly huge heart, who will be missed by all. The family would like to thank Dr. Griffith, his wonderful staff at Surgical Assoc, the many wonderful nurses at St Peters Hospital who cared for her, doctors and nurses at Western Oncology and Radiation therapy, and the wonderful group at Providence Hospice. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael’s church in Olympia on 25 July 2011 at 12:00. A reception will follow. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.
Robert J. Fletcher Age 61, of Tacoma, WA, lost his battle with cancer Monday, July 18. A former Asarco employee, he worked for Liberty Towing for many years. He is survived by his son Robert Fletcher #2, and two granddaughters, Eve Langlois and Ashlyn Fletcher. His service will be held at Mountain View on July 30, 2011 in the Garden Chapel at 1:00. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
James R. Hart was born on June 5, 1942 in Putnam, CT. and passed away on July 9, 2011 after battling cancer for 2-1/2 years. A retired SMSgt, Jim served for 21-1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from a second career with Boeing after 19 years. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ruth, son James, daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Matt Russell, granddaughters Becca and Norah, and sister Marjorie Neiman of Denver, CO. A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Celebration of Life Center, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 2PM. Per Jim’s request, donations only to the American Cancer Society or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Diane (Miller) Ross Was born on June 15th, 1952 in Tacoma, WA. Following a brief illness, she died on July 19th, 2011. Diane was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, cousin and friend. She graduated from Mt. Tahoma High School in 1970. Diane worked for Fred Meyer and was a loyal and dedicated employee for 35 years and made many friends along the way. She adored her grandkids and spending time spoiling and loving them. Diane loved to go antiquing and to garage sales with her daughter and best friend, Heather, along with gardening and being with her dog, Cali. Always a kind and generous person who never forgot a birthday or thoughtful gesture, Diane will be deeply missed by family and friends, “our hearts are broken.” She is survived by her parents Jack and Dona Miller, her daughter Heather Ross (Pete) McLean, previous spouse Rodney Ross, sister Janet Willis (Don Whittles), brother Craig Miller (Trisha), grandchildren Zach and Skyler McLean, cousin Susan Alvestad (Ken), and by many nieces and nephews. The memorial service celebrating our beloved Diane will be on July 27th, 2011 at 2:00pm in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountain viewtacoma.com.