- Mardette Elizabeth McClelland Bullo
- Kendall Alan Thompson
- Regina “Gina” Robinson
- Margaret H. Browning
- Walter Pyott Wyrick Jr.
Mardette Elizabeth McClelland Bullo, 62, died peacefully on the morning of September 20, 2013. Mardette is survived by her only daughter, Jaime; her long-awaited granddaughter, June; and her beloved puppy, Ruby. Mardette was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Miller; her father, Orville McClelland; and her brother Tim. A cherished friend to many, Mardette was generous, kind and fun-loving. She enjoyed golf, gardening, decorating and traveling, and most recently she went to Europe for the first time with her daughter. If her tenacious spirit, her strength and her bravery were enough to cure her cancer, they would have. Instead, she’s in the hands of the Lord and in the arms of her beloved mother. A celebration of Mardette’s life will be held on October 1st at 4:00 PM at Little Church on the Prairie in Lakewood. Reception to follow. Donations may be sent to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Lung/Thoracic Research Fund, c/o Dr. Renato Martins, 825 Eastlake Ave. E. MS G4940, Seattle, WA 98109.
Kendall Alan Thompson was born in Livermore, California on September 8, 1969 to Margaret Thompson-Miyamoto. He passed away September 23, 2013 in Tacoma, Washington. Kendall was a member of the Warm Springs Confederated Tribes. Margo and Kendall moved to Oregon when his Mother began working at Ka-Née-Ta Vacation Resort on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation when he was four years old. After Ka-Née-Ta they moved to Salem, Oregon where his Mom worked for Chemawa Indian school.
He attended Lowell Elementary School, Jason Lee Junior High and Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington. While at Stadium High School he played trumpet in the band and won a gold metal. He also played tennis and football and learned photography. He graduated from Stadium High School in 1987.
He attended Vogue modeling school where he modeled at Seattle for Nordstroms. He took scuba diving lessons in Puget Sound and became a certified diver. He went scuba diving, fishing and boating on Puget Sound with his step dad, Joe. He also obtained his Private pilots license and proudly flew his parents to Ocean Shores for lunch.
After high school he trained as a Disc Jockey eventually becoming a manager and co-owner of Cheers West. He attended casino gaming school at Seattle and got his license as a dealer. He worked at Chips and Snoqualmie Casinos.
He loved to hike in the mountains and along the Tacoma waterfront. One of his favorite pastimes was hiking at Mt. Rainier and Point Defiance park.
His parents always had contact with him and seeing him during the summer and Christmas holiday. On his last trip to California he was excited to go out on his parent’s boat.
He is survived by his Mother, Margaret Thompson-Miyamoto, Step Father Joe Miyamoto, and many aunts and uncles and cousins in California, Oregon and Washington.
He had made many close and valued friends here in Tacoma, Washington.
We fondly remember his funny faces in the family pictures. We will always remember the warm and caring person that he was. He will always hold a place in our hearts as a very special son.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.
Regina “Gina” Robinson (June 28, 1958 – August 3, 2013) passed away peacefully from this life on August 3rd, 2013 after a strong warrior battle against cancer. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family during the last days of her life.
Regina was born in Detroit, MI and lived a happy life there with her family Russel Mays, Laura Johnson, Reginald Mays and Cousin Dean Kline until she married her husband Richard A Robinson of now 38 years. They immediately relocated to Tacoma, WA in 1978, with several prolonged vacations back to Detroit, MI over the years.
Regina enjoyed a fruitful career in the healthcare profession as a caregiver and then was promoted into business management for Developmental Mental Adults until 1988 when she gave up her professional career to become a domestic engineer and devote her love, life and passion for people to her family.
In July 1986 Regina became a baptized Jehovah’s Witness of the Spanaway Congregation where she remained a faithful Christian, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to anyone blessed to know her or receive her love.
During the last few years of her life and struggle with cancer Regina did not get to continue her momentum for her spirituality but never lost her faith.
In the last year she was able to reconnect with Life-long friends Rosemary Gaddy, Marcia Cruz-Morales and Carolyn Anglin who remained true and loyal friends until her passing date which brought her great joy.
Regina is survived by her husband Richard Robinson; Brother, Albert Mays; Sisters, Maggie Wallenmaier; Margarita Harrison-Crump; three children, Tijuan Robinson, James Robinson and Dawn Allen; 12 grandchildren, Jordyn Robinson, Tyreese Robinson, Madalyn Hatcher, Kaylynn Robinson, Kenyon Robinson, Autumn Robinson, Qua’Jon Thomas, Kadijah Webster, Tyus Robinson, Tionna Robinson, Tyson Allen Jr. and Iyana Allen.
She was preceded in death by her father Russell May, Her mother Laura Spencer and brothers Reginald and Otis May. Regina had a host of extended relatives in Detroit, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio and California.
Margaret H. Browning was born on April 20, 1947 in Tacoma, WA to George and Lois (Hobson) Martindale.
Margaret went home to be with her Lord on September 25, 2013. Margaret was a lifetime member of the Lakeview Church of Christ and a lifetime resident of Tacoma.
She was preceded in death by her son Chad Browning, and is survived by her eldest son John (Eileen Palid) of Spokane, WA, her sister Melanie Gay of University Place.
Margaret will be missed by all who she touched.
Remembrances may be shared at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Walter Pyott Wyrick Jr. Born September 29 1930 in Dublin, Virginia to Fary and Walter Wyrick Sr. A graduate of Virginia Tech.
SMSG W P Wyrick gave his career life to the US Air force and his natural life to his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Catherine Jean Wyrick; sons James Dean Wyrick, Mark Richard Wyrick his wife Karen Wyrick, Jonathon Michael Wyrick and Dane Alan Wyrick; 7 Grandchildren, Dawn, Melissa, Michael, Jasmine, Andrew, Ryan, Haley.
Walter Pyott touched the lives of countless individuals across the globe. Walter was a master craftsman, an avid fisherman and marksman and the most amazing and incredible father/husband one could ever imagine.
Walter Pyott Wyrick left this realm of life on September 25, 2013 to join those who left before him, Father, Mother and Sister, Friends.
We will always and forever love and miss you papa and never forget.
Thank you for being our Rock in the storm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Lakewood, WA. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Concluding service and burial will follow the service scheduled for 2:15 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery.