Mountain View Funeral Home:
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New Tacoma Cemeteries and Funeral Home:
- Delbert Dotson
- Ann Barlow Kastanis
- Elverna Larsen Maurmann
- Jutta Vestal
- Marion Adeline Washburne
- Michael Lee Naef
- Katherine Ann Grip
- Virginia Eleanor Horr
Delbert Dotson, 57, formerly of Battle Creek, MI now of Graham, WA, departed this life, unexpectedly on October 21, 2013. Delbert was born on February 19, 1956 to Lillian Dotson and Donald Pulley.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberlyn; daughters, Deann, Daniela, Demetria, and Danena; granddaughters, Keyera, Naiomee, Alivia; and grandsons, Alijah and Kamren.
Funeral services to take place at New Tacoma Cemetery in University Place on November 6, 2013 at 2pm.
Please visit www.newtacoma.com to leave remembrance, sign guestbook and view full obituary.
Ann Kastanis (March 2, 1937 – October 29, 2013), a longtime Lakewood resident, passed away with her children by her side in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, October 29, at the age of 76, after a short illness. She was born in Tremonton, Utah to Fielding and Ona (King) Barlow, and graduated from Logan High School, class of 1955.
Ann was a loving mother and grandmother, and a friend to all. She was a businesswoman and longtime owner of A&K Mailing Service. During retirement she found enjoyment in researching and cataloging her family history, sewing, gardening, and reading. A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ann served faithfully in many church positions, including in the Tacoma Mission.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fielding Barlow and Howard Barlow, sister Kae Welling, and son Jeffrey Blotter. She is survived by two sisters, Doreen Iverson and Ruth Funk; as well as her children, Gregory (Laura) Blotter of Mountain View CA, Perry (Susan) Kastanis of Gilbert AZ, Patricia (Sonny) Reeves of Fort Huachuca AZ, Rachel (Ghislain) Sabre of Brighton CO, and Ande (Yvonne) Kastanis of Kent WA; and 14 grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday, November 8th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at New Tacoma Funeral Home at 9212 Chambers Creek Road in University Place, followed by a graveside service on Saturday, November 9th at 10:00am, also at New Tacoma Cemetery.
Elverna Larsen Maurmann passed away peacefully of natural causes on October 30, 2013, age 102. Elverna was born October 18, 1911 in Tacoma to Ingolf and Edna Larsen. She was a graduate of Stadium High School and the College of Puget Sound. Elverna married Alan Maurmann on Thanksgiving Day, 1935. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma; P.E.O.Chapter C; Alpha Phi Sorority; and Tacoma General Hospital Auxiliary. An avid golfer, she was a past member of Oakbrook Golf and Country Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alan in 1984. She is survived by sons Marc (Darlene) and William (Sharon); grandchildren David Maurmann (Joyce), Tod Maurmann (Lori), Christina Couto (Dan), Quinn Maurmann, and Miranda Maurmann; and nine great-grandchildren.
Private service for the family will be held at Old Tacoma Cemetery on Friday, Nov 8 at 11:00 a.m. Guestbook at www.newtacoma.com.
Jutta Vestal passed away unexpectedly October 31st, 2013 after a long struggle with cancer. Jutta, also known as Mickey, Mamasan, Mamasita, and Mama Jutta, touched so many lives and will be greatly missed. Mom was born December 15, 1928 in Marburg, Germany.
She met her husband, James, in Germany who passed away in 2012 after 51 years of marriage.
Mom will be greatly missed by her children Angel Hazel and Greg. She also leaves behind son-in-law David and three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was a sweet, gentle woman who was loved by everyone and a caregiver of all animals.
Marion Adeline Washburne, 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother of Snohomish, Washington passed away peacefully on October 22, 2013. Her parents, Melvin and Anna Myhre, were blessed with her on December 23, 1924 in Nome, North Dakota. She moved to Tacoma, Washington with her parents and siblings when she was two.
Addie graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943. She married Ronald “Mickey” Washburne in 1955 and they moved to Monroe, Washington in 1962. Addie worked at the Monroe Post Office for 20 years, retiring in 1988. After retiring she still stayed busy volunteering at Monroe Valley General Hospital and the Monroe Senior Center. She also worked many years at the Evergreen State Fair and was an avid bowler. Addie was also a lifetime member of the Elks and Eagles organizations and an active member at Peace Lutheran Church for over the past 50 years. She loved to travel, play bingo and be with family and friends – she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Mickey, her son, Frank, her parents, Melvin and Anna, and her five siblings, Nobel, Ervin, Mabel, Irene, and Norman.
Addie is survived by her daughter, Marina Vance, son in-law Guy and grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Addie celebrated life everyday bringing a smile to your face and will be forever missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her name be made to a charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Chambers Creek Chapel – New Tacoma Cemetery, 9212 Chambers Creek Rd W, University Place, WA 98467 at 1 p.m.
Michael Lee Naef died of cancer October 31, 2013 at his Puyallup home.
Born February 3, 1963 in Tacoma to parents Curtis and Phyllis Naef, Michael is also survived by his wife, Marie Naef; sons Corey and Owen; sister Kimberly, and her husband Dan; nephew Kevin; and his faithful dog, Bella.
Memorial services will be held at New Tacoma Cemetery’s Chambers Creek Chapel on Tuesday, November 5th at 1:00 pm. Private inurnment will be at Tacoma Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, or the American Cancer Society.
Please visit www.newtacoma.com.
Katherine Ann Grip, age 54, went forth from this world on Tuesday, October 22nd. She was held in love.
She was born to Edwin and Delores Rohrbach on February 19th, 1959 in Boise, ID. She attended Curtis High School in Tacoma, WA. She married Todd Grip in May 1986 and they lived together in Gig Harbor, WA.
Kathy was the owner of a successful housecleaning business. She carried on the tradition of working with her mother by having her daughters begin their work in the family business. She fittingly named it Two Swedes Sweeping.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Todd; and their two daughters, Andrea Capere and Alissa Samos, both of Tacoma, Washington. She is also survived by her siblings, Kris James of Texas and Jim Rohrbach of Florida.
There will be a potluck memorial, as it was her wish. Services will be held on Sunday, November 10 at the Gig Harbor Eagles at 4425 Burnham Dr in Gig Harbor, Washington on Sunday, November 10 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
“Life is meant for experiencing, thinking, feeling, loving, making the effort, contemplating, growing, striving, analyzing, enjoying, glorifying, and most importantly, living passionately! Of course that can’t be done without awareness, empathy, equanimity, authenticity, and appreciation combined with zest for the exuberance of existence!”
Virginia Eleanor Horr was born in Park City, Utah on May 7, 1917 to Harry and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Nyman. She moved with her family to Tacoma as a young child, where her father went to work for Puget Sound Plywood. She attended school in Tacoma, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1935.
She met her husband, Don Horr, at a dance when they were both 18 years old, and they were married for 65 years. They loved to dance and belonged to the “Mr. and Mrs. Dance Club” for over 40 years. They loved fishing, golfing, crabbing and gardening together as well. She was a wonderful seamstress and cook, and an avid reader. She worked for over 25 years for Nordstrom as a sales person in women and children’s shoes—beginning at Rhodes Department Store in downtown Tacoma, and ending soon after Nordstrom opened their store at the Tacoma Mall.
Her husband, Don, passed away on November 2, 2002. Two sisters, Harriet and Eva, also preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Donnie and David Rostedt, and Dolores and Jim Warren. There are three grandchildren: Darin Warren, Erica Rostedt-Bulakowski, and Darcel Reynolds; and there are three great-grandchildren: Abbie and Kendal Warren, and Nathaniel Reynolds. She was a wonderful mother to her two daughters.
A private graveside service was held at Tacoma Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Franciscan Hospice, 2901 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, WA 98466; or the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, 2021 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121.