- Virginia Leonora Bartholomay
- Alice Ohlson Clapp
- Yvette Remark
- Gregory Ben Brunstad, Sr.
Virginia Leonora Bartholomay was born September 4, 1930; she passed away peacefully with family by her side August 26, 2013.
Virginia grew up in Venturia, North Dakota. She left the family farm to find work in Fargo, North Dakota at the age of 19. She was a bartender at Todds Tavern where she had the pleasure of meeting Jerry Lee Lewis and Eddy Arnold.
In 1957 she met and married her husband of 53 years, Roger Bartholomay. When there was little work in North Dakota, she supported her husband’s desire to move west to Washington State to join his brother. She held a few positions after moving here, but we feel her greatest achievement was helping her husband clear their property and build their home in Graham, Washington. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, relaxing with a book (her favorite author was Debbie Macomber), the occasional casino trip, and most of all watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Bartholomay; daughter, Stacey Bartholomay; father, Andres Iszler;p mother, Eva Iszler; sister, Ann Kost; and brothers, Herald, Art and Andy.
Virginia is survived by daughters, Sandra Harder and Sheila Coffman; sons, Steven (Linda), Rick (Lee) and Ron; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Lund.
Alice Ohlson Clapp (June 2, 1919 ~ August 27, 2013) was born in Tacoma, the youngest of five children of Swedish-American parents, Anton and Esther Anderson Ohlson. Except for years at Carleton College and the University of Washington, she lived in Tacoma all her life. She met Cy Clapp at UW; they were married in 1942, a marriage that lasted for 46 years of traveling, following sports, and time at Filucy Bay.
While she and Cy raised their three daughters, Alice volunteered many hours leading Bluebird and Campfire Girl groups, teaching Sunday School, and driving handicapped children to swimming lessons. Alice volunteered seven years with Red Cross, often as a liaison between families and military during the Viet Nam War. And in memory of her husband, then her daughter Laura, she spent eleven years at the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop.
She was involved with Tri Delta, P.E.O. Chapter CK, Western Weeders, and was a 94-year member of Mason United Methodist Church. Alice loved a good mystery, watching birds at her feeders, gardening, sewing, weaving, many hobbies, crosswords, The Closer, and Judge Judy. Hers was a life well-lived, and we’ll miss her humor and warmth.
Alice’s heart was in supporting local opportunities for women and children through her service and gifts. She was an early sponsor of RAGS which benefits the YWCA Pierce County’s domestic violence programs. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to YWCA Rags Guild, 405 Broadway, Tacoma WA 98402.
Alice was preceded in death by her siblings, Margaret and Wesley Ohlson, Esther Gilchrist, and Helen Anderson; husband, C. Cyrus Clapp; and daughter, Laura Clapp. She is survived by daughters, Peggy Clapp and Julie (Rick) Powers; grandsons, Dan and Tom Powers; dear friend and honorary daughter, Kathy Dorr; sons by choice, Tom Krotkowski and Michael Richerson, and extended Ohlson and Anderson families.
The family thanks Elizabeth Griffin, Paddy Nomellini, Judy Bjorkman, and the Weatherly Inn for their excellent caregiving over the years and especially the past two months.
Services will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at noon at the Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St, Tacoma WA.
Yvette M. Remark, age 93, greeted her Lord, and loving husband, Louis E. Remark, on Aug 31, 2013. Born in Villegruis, France on June 19, 1920, she moved to Tacoma, WA in 1964. She was an avid gardener and loved her weekly bowling league. Yvette is survived by her stepson, Curtis D. Remark, and numerous nieces and nephews in France.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GREGORY BEN BRUNSTAD SR, 66, passed away August 30,in Tacoma. Survived by his children Greg, Wendy and 5 grandchildren and 2 sisters. For all of us who loved him, now know the true meaning of the word hero. He was the kindest most positive, loving, caring man you could ever meet. Burial with graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 11AM at Haven of Rest Cemetery, 8503 WA HWY 16, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.