Today’s obituary notices:
- Milton Odell Wallace
- Fannie Mae Young
- Emily Pearl Axt Pearl
- Richard (Dick) Duguay
- Ruth C. Emery
- Kenneth L. Rohar
Pharmacist Milton Odell Wallace (1932 – 2013) provided licensed Pharmacy care to the residents of the State of Washington for 55 years. His work on earth was finished on May 1, 2013. He was born in Hammond, Missouri on March 19, 1932. His parents wanting a better life for Odell and his brother Travis came to Washington State. His family lived in Tacoma where he attended elementary school. Later on his family moved to Fife and he graduated from Fife High School in 1950. He earned two Pharmacy degrees from Washington State University: Bachelors in Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He graduated with honors.
During college he married Nancy Brown who passed away in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Edith Owen, whom he married in 1978.
He served two years in the U.S. Army at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He returned to Tacoma and began his pharmacy career. He always saw his role as a community Pharmacist and his patients viewed him as a friend as well as a Pharmacist. He owned Bayview Drug on North Procter and Odell’s Pharmacy in the Cedar Medical Building.
He lived his faith daily. Beginning when he walked to Sunday school as a child; as an ordained Presbyterian Elder at age 36, and most recently as deacon at The Little Church on the Prairie.
His family was precious to him and he took great pride in their accomplishments. He was the proud father of six girls, Mary Dearth (Dennis), Adele Mc Kay (Mike), Valerie Pennington (Kirk), Laura Robyn (Mark), Tonya Rushton (Pat), and Kim Schumacher. These girls gave him seven grandsons, Justin (deceased), Matt, Erik, Chris, Greg, Isaiah, and Ben; and two granddaughters, Michelle and Kirsten. Having a visit with his great granddaughter, Bailey Dearth was a “Bailey fix!” He prayed daily for his children and grandchildren as well as his brother, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Friday, May 24, at 2 pm at The Little Church on the Prairie, 6310 Motor Ave, Lakewood, WA 98499. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Deacons Fund at Little Church on the Prairie.
To visit Odell’s online guest book go to www.newtacoma.com.
Fannie Mae Young was born August 20, 1927 in Georgia and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. She has lived in Charlestown, SC, Cleveland, OH, and passed away May 9, 2013 in Lakewood, WA. She was married to Thurston Young and was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church.
Fannie had special friends at the Steilacoom Community Center where she was actively in involved 3 days a week. Her most important events were her birthday. The most important event in her life was moving to Washington to live with her family. One of her favorite past time was watching game shows on TV. She loved Gospel and Soul music.
She will be placed to rest by Smith Funeral Home of Columbus, OH. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Emily Pearl Axt passed peacefully at her family home May 9, 2013. She was born February 24, 1921 in Bangor, Saskatchewan to Robert and Emily (Clarke) Jenkins. Granma will be missed by her four children, Joanne (Bruce) MacKintosh, Janette (Brian) Smith, Rick (Loretta) Axt, and Robert Axt; grandchildren Michael Lightfoot, Erin and Cullen MacKintosh, Dani, Desi, and Darren Axt, and Josh Smith; and great-grandsons Zakk and Jake Grant, Tylor Lightfoot, and Liam Joseph Walker MacKintosh. Her husband of 59 years, John Axt, predeceased her in 2008. Her family can thank her Welsh and English heritage and the loving care of her son Robert for her long and independent life and spirit.
Graveside services will be held at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, WA, May 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with viewing beforehand. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Richard (Dick) Duguay, 76, died Sunday, May 12, in Olympia, WA. Dick was born on August15th, 1936 in Puyallup to Nestor and Meredith Duguay. He loved boating, gardening and other outdoor activities. Dick went to Western Washington University where he met and married Kay (Turner) in 1960. He and Kay raised their family in University Place. There he helped develop the Curran Orchard Park and worked his press at several annual cider squeezes. Dick was a teacher and guidance counselor in the Clover Park School District, where he also led outdoor education programs. Kay and Dick later lived in Allen, Twisp and Lacey, WA. While in Allen, Dick volunteered at the Thellar Wetlands where he helped piece together a whale skeleton.More recently, he was an active participant in various Jubilee activities. Music was always central to Dick’s life and he sang, played the ukelele and wrote funny songs. He was greatly loved by his four grandchildren, his relatives and his many friends. His hugs are legendary! Dick is
survived by his wife, Kay; children, Debbie, Bill and Tom; and grandchildren,Jackson,Johnnie, Neal and Willy. A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home Garden Chapel in Lakewood on Saturday, May 18th at 1:00. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the American Heart Association. honor.americanheart.
Life long resident, Ruth C. Emery, 89, passed away on May 13, 2013. She was born to Emer and Clara (Hagen) Jorgensen on August 23, 1923 in Tacoma, WA.
Ruth attended Lincoln High School and was Yell Queen in 1942. Ruth married her best friend Wilfred. Together they owned and operated the Cloud Nine Tavern that was located off 54th and South Tacoma Way from 1955 to 1963. The family will remember enjoying days at the Beach with her and Wilfred in Rosedale. Ruth was a very talented artist.
She is survived by her beloved daughter Connie Steckler; granddaughters Lisa (Andy) Sprague and Angela (Kurt) Erickson; grandsons Christopher and Michael Menotti; great-grandchildren Samantha, Sara, Shari and Shelby and great-great granddaughter Nora. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband.
Cryptside service will be held at 12:30 pm, Friday, May 17, 2013 at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Kenneth L. Rohar, 77, passed away on May 11, 2013 in Tacoma, WA. He was born on May 1, 1936 to Emmett A. and Laura A. (Sida) Rohar in Kansas and raised in San Pedro, CA.
Kenny worked for many years as a Longshoreman Local #23 I.L.W.U. He will be remembered by his family and friends as “a champion for the underdog”, his caring ways and his outgoing nature.
He is survived by his wife Connie; son Darrel (Launa) Rohar; daughters Laura, Linda and Kristina (Dragan) Butorac; granddaughters Catherine (Dick), Sabrina, Ceciley and Denise; grandsons Evan, Alexander, Brandon and Savek; great-granddaughters Zoe, Jocelyn and great-grandson Charlie. Kenny was preceded in death by daughter Diane; daughter-in-law Terrie; brother Roy; granddaughter Cecelia and his parents.
Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.