- Harold R. Carlson
- Helen Elizabeth Fulghum
- Thomas “Tom” Michael McFadden
- Glenn Joseph Taylor
- Larry Dale Heimark
A much — loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Harold R. Carlson, 91, of Fircrest, Washington, passed away peacefully August 28, 2013.
Harold was born February 19, 1922, in Tacoma, WA, son of Swedish parents, Olof and Sigrid Carlson. Graduate from Lincoln High School in 1940. He lived a great life, enjoying traveling, golf, volunteering and donating within the community. He spent most of his working life in the banking industry and retired as Vice President and manager with Wells Fargo in 1985 to be with his family. He was a loving person with a heart of gold.
Harold was a navigator in the Seventh Air force, 11th Bomb group stationed at Guam during World War While Harold resided in Fircrest, he was a member of the Lakewood Rotary since 1963 and longtime active member of The Fircrest Golf Club and First United Methodist Church.
Harold was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marian Carlson, of Fircrest; he is survived by his daughter, Barbara Menson, of Tacoma; daughter, Joan Bowers (Jerry), of Lacey. He was the adored grandfather to Heather Bouffiou, Ryan Bouffiou, Tanya Bowers and Keith Bowers. Great grandchildren, Kaylee Carman, Julian Keyshaun, Atiyana Xaria and Alexandra Marie. He was preceded in death by his parents. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Harold’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Group Health Hospice Angela Lee R.N. and the staff at Samarinias Adult Family Home for the outstanding care they provided to him.
Memorial donations may be made to The Pierce County Humane Society.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.
Helen Elizabeth Fulghum passed away on August 28, 2013 at the age of 86. She was born on September 9, 1926 in Milton-Freewater, Oregon to parents Earl and Bessie Keeler. She moved to Tacoma at an early age where she attended Sherman Elementary, Mason Jr. High, and Stadium High schools. Helen went to work at the County/City building and eventually became the Jury Administrator for the Pierce County Superior Courts. She married William (Bill) Fulghum on 10-1-54 and they were together until his death in 1985. An avid Seattle Mariners fan, Helen enjoyed going to spring training in Peoria, AZ and watching regular season games. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Bill. Survived by son Mark (Dina), daughter Linda, stepdaughter Judy (Ken), sister Millie (Harold), grandchildren Jehmar (Jenny), Aliesha, Rickey, Jason (Jill), and Matthew, numerous great grandchildren, and special friend Hardwick Smith.
Thomas “Tom” Michael McFadden was born on 03/29/1957 in Milwaukee, WI. to his parents Shirley and William McFadden. As a young child Tom and his family moved to the Tacoma area where he grew up and spent his adult life. He graduated from Mount Tahoma High School in 1976 and attended Tacoma Community College.
Tom has been employed with Tacoma Screw Products, Inc. for 31 years. He enjoyed sports, Nascar, Supercross, vacations, riding his motorcycle, horse activities and being with family and friends. Tom was very involved in various activities, camping, bicycling, water and snow skiing, playing soccer, softball, tennis, golf, ping pong, bowling, racquetball, darts, pool, etc.. Competition was in his blood. He enjoyed coaching his children as well as, coaching adult teams. Such as basketball, soccer, t-ball, coach pitch, baseball, adult softball. Volunteering was something that came natural for Tom. He spent many hours helping out in the following groups, 4-H horses, Meridian Riding Club, Washington State High School Equestrian Teams, Adult Equestrian Drill Teams. Along with all the sports he was a car enthusiast (all 51 vehicles and motorcycles he has owned over the years).
His love of football especially for the HUSKIES began with his father William (Bill). Tom and his father were both season ticket holders for many, many years. Tom was also, an active member with the Eagles Auxiliary #3 in Tacoma, WA.
He was preceded in death by his Mother Shirley; Father William; Brother Robert (Bob); and Step-mother Ruby.
Tom is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Tricia; Step-son Corey Dietz; Step-daughter Krista Dietz; Half-sister Carol Herman; Half-sister Joan Boston; Grandson Declan Gaskill (Dietz); Sister-in-law Sandi Harris (Ben); Sister-in-law Tamera McFadden; Cousins Guy (Ann) and John (Linda) Farrens; Nieces Samantha, Christina, Katie and Ammany; Nephew Robert; Mother-in-law Elvira Kuchta (Siegfried) and numerous extended family, friends and co-workers.
Overall Tom has always been a healthy, athletic person. Then in a blink of an eye he was diagnosed with a rare cancer and two months later is gone to be with our loved ones and friends in heaven. We need to remember that life is a gift to be treasured every day.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held 2PM Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Eagles Auxiliary #3, 4810 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA. 98409. You will be missed Tom, we love you!
Glenn Joseph Taylor was born in Seattle, WA on January 26, 1953, to Byron Taylor and Lucile (Cyr) Taylor. He passed away of natural causes at his home in Puyallup, WA on August 19, 2013.
Glenn attended Tyee High School, and worked in the wholesale plumbing industry for over three decades. He loved to laugh, almost as much as he loved his family. Glenn was at his happiest surrounded by his loved ones: playing cribbage or horseshoes, sitting by a campfire, watching a football game, beer in hand, trading stories and jokes. You couldn’t say goodbye to him without receiving a hug, a kiss, and a heartfelt “I love you.”
Glenn was survived by his children, Libya and Joseph Vogt, and Rachel and Joel Caudill; beloved grandchildren Emma, Paige, and Charlie; sisters Emele, Carol, Janet and Marsha; brothers David, Tom and Byron; and many, many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind numerous friends who will miss his laugh and generous nature.
Glenn was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 31 years, Kathryn Illene (Kiehl) Taylor. He was also preceded by his father, mother, and his older brother, Ken.
Memorial Service to be held at 4:00pm, Saturday September 14, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 1710 85th St E, Tacoma, WA. Please bring a donation of canned food for the Fish Food Bank in Glenn’s name. Flowers may be sent in care of Rachel Caudill.
Peaceful journey, Pop. We love you!
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Larry Dale Heimark passed away unexpectedly on Friday August 23, 2013 while visiting friends in Big Bar, California. Larry was born on April 10, 1953 in Butte, Montana to Clarence Heimark and Rose Heimark who preceded him in death. In Tacoma, Larry started Jefferson Elementary School, and then went to Mason Junior High and Wilson High School graduating in 1971. He attended Western Washington University majoring in Chemistry and then went to graduate school at the University of Washington in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry where he worked with Dr. William F. Tragor on warfarin metabolism. He received his PhD in October 1984. He spent over twenty years working at the Schering-Plough Research Institute in New Jersey utilizing Mass Spectrometers on research projects and verifying the purity of pharmaceuticals. Larry patented an antifungal drug and published several research publications and book chapters. In 2009 he returned to Tacoma to take care of his mother who passed away in 2012. He was an active hiker, sailor, runner and talented guitarist. He will be remembered for his unwavering devotion to friends and family.
Larry is survived by his brother Ronald Heimark, his cousin Valarie Heimark, his cousins Marlene Bachmann and her husband Jerry, and Irlee Stagemeyer, his wife Rosemary and their children and grandchildren. In remembrance of Larry Heimark an Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry at Western Washington University has been established.
Viewing will be held from 3:00-8:00 PM Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 PM Friday, September 6, 2013 at Mountain View Memorial Park.