- Edwin “Bub” Graversen
- Danny Douglas Davies
- Chong Ku Kim
Edwin “Bub” Graversen was born in Seattle, Washington, December 28, 1944 to Edwin and Helen Graversen. He died September 14, 2013 at his home in Tacoma, Washington. Ed was raised in Richland, Washington and was a proud Richland Bomber and the “Gold Metal Class of 1963”.
After high school, Ed moved to the Seattle/Tacoma area to begin his career in sales and the auto parts business. He was a co-owner of Big Wheel and Pochel Auto Parts. Some of Ed’s most rewarding memories were his role as employer and mentor to his many employees over the decades. Ed was also generously involved in many community enrichment programs. Ed served as a “Dafodillian” for the Daffodil Festival and was a long time supporter of the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Throughout his life Ed was all things Rock & Roll and a passionate automotive enthusiast. He was a friend to many and exuded generosity towards others.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents; step-mother Jackie; sister Patty; and many beloved Beagles.
Ed is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years, Louise; son Scott (Nancy); granddaughter Madilyn; brother Chuck (Vicki); brother-in-law Scott (Suzette); nieces Cheryl, Dana, Caroline and Tara; and mother-in-law Betty.
The family will be holding a private service. Remembrances in Ed’s honor may be made to the Pierce County Humane Society or Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Please visit newtacoma.com to sign and view the guest book.
Danny Douglas Davies passed away on September 25, 2013 at Tacoma General Hospital. Danny was born in Spokane, Washington to Dion Delano and Ruth Louise (Lungwitz) Davies on October 01, 1953. He is survived by his wife Dwi “Lydia” Novita Sari-Davies of Tacoma, Washington and daughters Destiny and Lydia Davies. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Services for Danny will be held on October 8, 2013 at the Garden Chapel at 11:00 AM with viewing from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Reception to follow at The Tacoma United Pentecostal Church located at 3201 S 43rd St, Tacoma, WA 98409.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.
Chong Ku Kim passed away on June 28, 2013 with his family by his side in University Place, WA. He was born on August 28, 1924 in the city of Yeasung in South Korea and came to the U.S in 1984. He is survived by his sister, his son, three daughters, and seven grandchildren.
He was never one to sit still. There was always something to build, something to clean, or exercise to be done. His neighbors at his apartment in Tacoma describe him as a sweet man who would always help someone if they needed it, always outside doing something and keeping busy. He was instantly liked by anyone he met, even if they never exchanged words. He had a smile that could brighten any room, and nothing made him smile more than seeing his grandchildren. He was most happy when surrounded by all of his children and grandchildren and loved to laugh, dance, and sing his favorite Korean songs.
To say he had a green thumb would be an understatement. He planted many gardens at his daughter’s house, driving from Tacoma to Bonney Lake almost every day rain or shine to work in them. We would come home to find freshly picked vegetables on the doorstep from whatever he worked on that day, and every summer meal was more delicious because of his garlic, green onions, lettuce, and herbs. No one is more resourceful or hardworking than he was; nothing was ever wasted. He sometimes even made his own rain gear for working in the yard from old clothes or plastic that he had cut. He could build or fix anything. Often we’d come home to find something new in the yard that he built to keep his gardens safe from birds and neighborhood animals- like a homemade scarecrow made from his granddaughter’s old stuffed animals, or a fence surrounding his garlic that he made from fastening scraps of wire together so tightly that nothing- or no one- could get through. He once managed to get a net over his giant pear tree even though he didn’t have a ladder. To this day we still don’t know how he did it. He was so precise and strong, any knot he tied could not be undone, and he kept everything so organized that he would know immediately if one tool from his shed was misplaced. He was truly one of a kind, loved deeply by his family, and he will be greatly missed.