- Leonard Julson
- Randy Charles Vance
Leonard Julson was born April 1, 1927 to Gilbert and Gladys Julson in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, and left this earth on Sept. 7, 2013. Leonard lived on the family farm with his parents and nine siblings until 1945 when he joined the U.S. Army.
Stationed at Fort Lewis he met and married Marion Curtit and had four daughters; Mary Wheeler of Puyallup, Charleen (Ed) Trierweiler of Bonney Lake, Bonnie (Jay) Flook of Independence Mo. and Alice (Curt) Reed of Tacoma.
Leonard worked many years as the brine mixer of hams for the Carstens-Hygrade meat packing company and owned several rental houses in the Yelm and Tacoma areas. He is survived by his four daughters, three grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Leonard also has seven step-daughters and numerous step-grandchildren from sequential marriages.
Viewing will be from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Thursday, Sept. 12 at New Tacoma Funeral Home in University Place with service, entombment, and Celebration of Life on Friday, Sept. 13 at 2 P.M. at New Tacoma’s Chambers Creek Chapel. Donations to cancer research are encouraged. Please visit www.newtacoma.com.
Randy Charles Vance, age 56, born March 3, 1957, in Glendale, California went to meet his Lord on September 6, 2013 after battling a serious illness. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Everett and Juanita Vance and one brother, Larry Vance, leaving behind his wife, Vickiand 3 children, Randy, Jennifer and Crystal, he also leaves behind 3 brothers, Dave, Rick and Ron and 3 sisters, Darleen, Judy and Cass giving him 10 grandchildren, Latisha, Dandré, Brandon, Kelsey, Alyssa, Deziree, Junior, Dominic, JJ and Jerimia along with a very large extended family.
Randy met the love of his life Vickie in Junction City, Oregon in a city park and began their life later on finally settling in Graham, Washington with their family. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Union #66 located in Kirkland, Washington. For Randy, family was very important and he shared that with his children through a variety of things such as supporting them in school activities and family fun time. He was an avid fisherman, loved crabbing and camping in the great outdoors with his family which the children still remember and enjoy. You could always find him tinkering with something to see what made it work and if it was broken he usually found a way to make it work again. Randy was an avid SEAHAWKS fan so go SEAHAWKS, this is their year. He now has a front row seat at all the games. One of his favorite places to spend time and have no worries was at the ocean fishing, crabbing and feeling the cool breeze blow.
He will be deeply missed, but we know that Randy is now walking on the streets of gold with his Lord.