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Kenneth Eugene Alban (deceased 16 Mar 2013)



Kenneth Eugene Alban "ALB" passed away March 16, 2013 in Spanaway, WA, from cancer.  Born in Pensacola, FL, to Naval CMDR Bill and Marjorie Alban.  The family settled in Tacoma.  Kenny attended Roosevelt, Gault and Lincoln, graduating in 1960.  He played football, basketball and baseball.  He also played baseball for the Cheney Studs.  Kenny was a hard worker and he played hard.  He worked at Boeing, ASARCO, tire shops, Northwest Steel and retired from Pierce Cnty Building Maintenance.  An avid sports fan, "Benny A-Bahn" played high level slow pitch, golf and loved to fish.  He also liked to bowl and was known as "Spike."  Ken was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother Jack.  He leaves behind his daughter Kelly Smith of Tacoma, and son Kevin Roberts (Dania) of Costa Rica, grandchildren Adam and Benjamin Smith, Knox and Katarina Roberts, and brother Jim of Eliza Island.  He also leaves behind his tender care giver Eva "Fee" Martin Kerr.  "Brownie", "The Weeze", and so many more will miss you.  Rest in Peace Kenny.  A Celebration of Life is scheduled for April 28th, 2013, 2pm at 4902 60th St E Tacoma 98443.   Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on March 29, 2013




Darlene Mae ALLISON-Holland    deceased –  15 Oct 2007


Darlene Mae Allison Holland   Born June 13, 1942 reunited with her son Jerry Jr. and her brother Melvin Jr. on October 15, 2007. Survived by her parents Melvin and Lola Allison, 3 sisters, Sandy (John), Judy (Joe), Bev (Ron), one brother Fred (Elaine), 3 daughters, Kimberly (Mike) Kristin (Dave), Carolyn (Chuck), four grandsons, six granddaughters and numerous family and friends. Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm, Monday, Oct. 22, in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View, located in Lakewood. Please view full obituary at We love you Nanny Noo Noo.    Pub Date: 10/19/2007  (News Tribune)


Brynda Joyce ANDERSON Frazier    deceased –  29 Feb 2000

Loving daughter, sister, friend, mother and grandmother leapt into the arms of our Lord on February 29th, 2000. Born May 3rd, 1942 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the 4th daughter of George and Edreane Anderson. A graduate of Lincoln High School, Brynda worked as a Precision Tool Machinist at the Boeing Co. for 17 years. Brynda enjoyed life and family (especially the granddaughters), reading Stephen King novels, down home blues and smooth jazz, bowling, gardening and Po-Ke-No. The best dessert maker, famous for her "4 layers of Goodness", pineapple upside down cakes, lemon cheesecakes, and crispy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. She was preceded in death by her father George Anderson, sister Edith M. Woods, niece Beverlee Minnis, grandfather Joshua Wilson. Survivors include mother Edreane Anderson; sisters Mrs. Tula Milburn (Garcia), Mrs. Barbara Minnis (Beverly) and Edreane Lacy; brothers Granville Anderson (Cindy), Edward Anderson (Carolyn) and Wilbur Anderson (Patricia); son John M. "Skooter" Frazier III (Patricia); daughter Regyna K. Frazier; grandchildren Jamilia, John Marcus, Janis, Adelle and Tonya; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends. Memorial services will be 2 PM Friday, March 10, 2000 at Mountain View Valley Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252.   Pub Date: 3/7/2000




Dianne Fern ANDERSON Barbre


On October 17, 2014, Dianne at age 72, passed away with the comfort of her family in Puyallup, Washington.  She was born on December 24, 1941 and raised in Tacoma, graduating from Lincoln High School.  She met and married her husband, James R. Barbre in 1962, who preceded her death in 2005.  During her 43 years of marriage, she raised two children, daughter Carmen M. Jensen (Doug) of Steilacoom, WA and Trent R. Barbre (Terri) of Puyallup, WA.  She has 4 grandchildren Austin, Jordin, Lane and Chase.  Dianne is survived by her loving sisters, Jan Flanigan of Puyallup, WA and Jeanne Guill of University Place, WA, and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death are her parents Theodore and Fern Anderson, her sister Carol Padilla and most recently her brother Patrick Anderson.  Dianne was the best homemaker in the world!  Great cook, home decorator and co-partner in their Mobile Industrial Catering Service.  She was very dedicated to her children and grandchildren, not to mention all her nieces, nephews and children's friends.  Most recently, she really enjoyed watching all the music and talent shows on TV.  We will miss her very much and know that now she is at peace!  A memorial service will be held at the Steilacoom Town Hall on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1pm.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Oct. 21, 2014




George A. Arger     Deceased - 25 Feb 1968

George A. Arger, 25, a lawyer, of 3516 So. L St., was dead on arrival at a local hospital Sunday after being stricken at his home.  He was born in Tacoma and lived here all his life.  The County coronor’s office had scheduled tests for Monday morning to determine the cause of death.  Mr. Arger graduated from Lincoln High School and Gonzaga Law School.  After leaving law school he served as an assistant state attorney general in the consumer protection division in Tacoma until January when he was employed by the federal government.  He was a member of the Washington State Bar Association and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Arger: a sister Kathryn, and a brother, Kosta, all of the home.  Services will be announced by Morley-Mellinger Funeral Home (26 Feb 1968 Tribune)




Elston William “Butch” Armstrong    deceased - 8 Dec 2007

Bill "Butch" Armstrong     Bill "Butch" Armstrong, born 12/3/1940, passed away on 12/82007 in Puyallup, WA surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife Irma, sons Greg and Brett, stepchildren Frank (Pam) Humiston and Sandra (Fred) Knudson, and eight grandchildren. Also left behind are sisters Edna Sweet and Norma (Jim) Cunningham, 4 nieces, 2 nephews, and many cousins. Bill was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, fishing, and camping. A memorial service is planned for Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 at 2:00PM at Powers Funeral Home in Sumner, WA.  Pub Date: 12/15/2007



Marvin Lee (Brisco) Ashley   deceased - 17 May 2005

Marvin L. Ashley   Marvin L. Ashley Marv was born May 17, 1942, and it was on May 17, 2005 that he was given a new day of birth into the arms of Jesus. Marv's heart will live on through the countless lives he touched. Everyone who felt his touch also felt the love of Jesus. His greatest legacy is the family he leaves behind, his beloved wife Loralee, his children Bonnie (Chris), Skip (Julie), and Kristina (Billy), his step-daughter Sarah (James), and his three granddaughters, Laura, Amy, and Mercedes. Marv was predeceased by his mother June, and his son Michael. We thank the Lord for the gift of unconditional love from this special man. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Bethany Open Bible Church in Tacoma, at 1:00 pm on Sat., May 21st. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marv's name to Bethany Open Bible.
Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) from 5/19/2005 - 5/20/2005.






Marion Joy BABNICK Harder      deceased - 3 Jun 1997

Marion Joy Harder (Babnick)
Marion was born April 16, 1942, and lost her battle to diabetes on June 3, 1997, but was a winner in the game of life. Marion worked for R and R Electric Supply and owned a "Black Belt" in Mall Shopping. She was preceded in death by her father, Johnnie Babnick. Survivors include her husband, Arvid "Butch" Harder; mother, Minnie Babnick; sister, Marlene Hochhalter (Leroy); brother, Richard Babnick (Christy); 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Funeral services will be held Mon., June 9, at 11 a.m. in the Evergreen Chapel located on the grounds of New Tacoma Cemetery, 9221 Chambers Creek Road West. Arrangements by Tacoma Funeral Home and Cemeteries. 564-1311.  Pub Date: 6/6/1997



Jerry Delvin Beardemphl    deceased - 5 Jan 1994


Sandra BEITH Insko     deceased - Feb 1972


William W. Benefiel     deceased - 4 Aug 2010 


Irma Mildred BENNETT Greene    deceased - 4 May 2006

Irma Mildred Greene    Irma was born September 23, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA to Thomas and Eleanor Bennett. She passed away May 4, 2006 in Tacoma, WA. Irma was an accountant for the city of Tacoma. She leaves behind 2 daughters, 1 son, 1 granddaughter, and 2 grandsons. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

Richard Henry Bernius     deceased - 10 June 2012
Richard (Dick) Bernius Born in Tacoma, passed away on June 10, 2012 in
Tucson AZ.  He leaves behind his wife, Catherine (Cathy McLeod), his
children, Scott and Richelle Stevens, stepchildren Mike and Kristine
Southard, two grandsons Dylan Stevens and Daniel Southard, and sister Donna Bernius.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on June 14, 2012


John W. Bice (Gates)     deceased - 6 Feb 1979


Donna R. BITZ Ferguson   deceased - 1 Jan 2010



Donna Ferguson Passed away January 1, 2010, with her children and companion by her side.  Donna spent her final days surrounded by her friends and family at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Donna was born in Napoleon, North Dakota, on May 30, 1941.  She moved to Seattle at the age of nine with her family and settled in Tacoma, Washington, shortly after.  She attended both Gault Jr. High and Lincoln High School.  Donna became the proud owner of "Fergies on the Avenue" in 1996 where she ran a successful diner and bar.  Donna loved what she did and enjoyed giving the community a place to go and be with friends.  The community will miss her generosity and a big heart! Donna is survived by her longtime companion Jack Stalder, bothers Andy Bitz, Dennis Bitz, Frankie Betz, children Nick Stephens, Troy Stephens, Tonya Stephens, Curt Ferguson, daughters-in-law Bobbi Stephens, Cathy Stephens, grandchildren Nicholas Stephens, Nolan Stephens, Tiffany Stephens, Mandy Ford, Curtis Stephens, Paris Stephens, Selina Stephens, Gary Ferguson, Gage Ferguson, Zoe Ferguson, great grandchildren Sean Klise, Mckenzi Ford.  Arrangements are with Mt. View Funeral Home.  Services will be held Saturday, January 9th, 11:00 A.M., in the Valley chapel.  Reception immediately following.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on January 5, 2010



Clarene M. BRECHBIEL Jones   deceased - 25 Feb 2005


Larry Alan Burk      deceased - April 2012 

A tribute to Larry Burk (1942-2012).  Beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, friend, and child of God.  Music: 100 Years by Five for Fighting.




Jerrold Michael “Jerry” Butler    deceased - 18 Nov 1984

Jerrold Micheal (Jerry) Butler, 42, who was born in Tacoma and lived here most of his life, died yesterday.  Mr. Butler was a retired maintenance-supply salesman for Bowman Corp.  He attended First Assembly of God Life Center.  He is survived by his wife, Sharon; three daughters, Kim Butler of Bellingham and Jennifer Rawlings and Bonnie Profit, both of Sumner; a son, Johnny Lindal of Tacoma; his father, Jerrold Butler of Gig Harbor; a brother, Johnny of Tacoma; and a sister, Kathleen Butler of Renton.  Buckley-King at Brookside is in charge.  19 Nov 1984 Tribune.


Howard R. Card    deceased - 16 Aug 2001

Gary Gene Casteel    deceased - 24 Jan 2014

"You will be missed greatly. Our love and prayers are with..."

Gary Gene Casteel Age 71, of Federal Way, WA, passed away January 24, 2014 surrounded by his family. Gary was born in Havre, MT February 27th. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen L. Casteel, and parents Don and Cleo Casteel. He is survived by his children, daughter Kimberly McElwain (Ricky) and son Steve Casteel, grandchildren Samantha and Nicholas, sister Betty Casteel, and many other extended family members and friends. He attended the University of Washington and spent his working career of 43 years at GSA in Auburn, WA, where he was honored with several awards on his accomplishments. Those who worked with Gary would say he was fair, goal-oriented, and had a strong work ethic. Gary enjoyed traveling with his family and friends; one of his favorite destinations was Mexico. He enjoyed family functions, dinners, and movie outings. At Gary's request there will be no memorial services. Donations can be made to your favorite charity.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Feb. 23, 2014




Daniel P. Chapman, Sr.   deceased - 13 Jan 2013

Daniel P. Chapman, Sr. passed away on Sunday, January 13th in Everett, Washington with his family by his side.  Dan is survived by his wife of 12 years, Carla, his children Daniel P. Chapman, Jr. (Ellen), Colleen Chapman, (Chuck) and Susan Adrian (Randy), step-children Brooke Kiener (Marshall), Robyn Kiener (Nate), and Josh Kiener.  Grandchildren: Keegan Chapman, Kendal Chapman, John Rupp and David Rupp.  Sister Theda Bordner (Glenn), brother Brooke Edwards (Rose), sister, Lynn Conroy (Burl Braaten) and numerous other family members.  Dan was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Chapman, mother, Ora Lee Edwards and brother, Les Edwards.  Dan was born in North Dakota and grew up in Tacoma, Washington where he graduated from Lincoln High School.  He married Judy Hammer with whom he had three children.  He attended the University of Washington majoring in engineering while working at Boeing.  He moved his family to Whatcom County in 1967 to work for Intalco and retired from Georgia Pacific.  He was active in 4-H with his children and enjoyed helping his kids with their activites including horses and football.  Dan had a life long passion for music and in the late 1950's joined the Tacoma rock and roll group, The Princeton's, and also played with The Chessman, The Continentals, and The Wailers.  Dan was a self-taught guitar player and performed with many bands including; Claudette Dykstra Sterk, The Belairs, The Reflections, Dan's Magic Memories and Silhouettes.  Dan wrote and produced three CDs, Hearts in the Sand, Sandcastle, and Dan Chapman's Northwest Music.  Many of the lyrics were written by his wife, Carla.  Dan's music and a slideshow of his early career can be seen at  A celebration of Dan's life will be held on his birthday, Sunday, March 17th at The Deming Log Show grounds from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.  All of his friends and former bandmates are invited to bring their instruments and give Dan a big musical send off.  If there is a rocknroll band in heaven, they just got a helluva guitar player.  Published in Bellingham Herald on January 18, 2013

and from his Youtube video:


Published on Mar 17, 2012

On Thanksgiving Day, 1958, I was playing what I would soon determine to be my last football game for Lincoln High School, Tacoma, Washington. The field in Lincoln Bowl was frozen solid. We were playing Stadium, and towards the end of the 4th quarter the ball slipped out of our quarterback's hands, went into the end zone, and a Stadium player fell on it. Since no one could stand up on the ice, the game ended, we had lost.

After the game, we were all feeling pretty low, but someone had told me about a dance that night in the South Tacoma Community Center, so I went and for the first time saw a band called The Wailers. I had never heard anything like that before. From that point on all I wanted to do was learn to play guitar so I could be one of the guys on the bandstand. I bought a $10 Harmony guitar and took three lessons.

I was at another Wailers dance the next weekend and met Tom Hume, a drummer for a band called The Twilighters. Tom said they played mostly standards (Blue Moon, etc.) but were thinking about changing to rock and roll. Tom said they wanted to add a rhythm guitar and asked if I played. Of course I said yes. At that point I had had 3 lessons on an acoustic guitar. They set up a try out for me the next week. That next week I bought an electric guitar, a small fender amp, and practiced almost 24 hours a day. I showed up to the try out with sore fingers. I must have played ok because I was hired. Since a couple of the members had Princeton haircuts we decided to call ourselves The Princetons.

We practiced all through the next two months and decided to enter a talent show on Channel 13 in Tacoma . We won the contest and the following Tuesday we were playing the Salishan Gym in Southeast Tacoma. I remember the stage being surrounded by girls and having to sign autographs when we got off the stage. I figured this was what I wanted to do, and I didn't play football again much to the chagrin of the Lincoln High School football coach. I had been slated to play college football.

Little Bill and the Blue Notes was also playing there that day and did a song that would become a major hit for him called "I Love an Angel."

The next couple of years were very exciting. The Princetons were playing all over Southwest Washington in such rocking places as The Tacoma Armory and the famous Spanish Castle. We fronted The Fabulous Wailers, Little Bill and the Blue Notes, The Frantics, and many others. For many, it was the most exciting time ever in Northwest music history.

It was the practice in those days to have four or five bands play at a dance. There would be as many as 5000 kids in attendance. Except for the occasional fight and a little beer, that was about as wild as things got. The main focus was on great dancing, the bands and their music, and above all, one hell of a lot of fun.

I'm happy to say all of the members of The Princetons are still kicking and most are still playing gigs, including myself. We are still in touch and they are a great group of guys. I've also had the pleasure of talking to some of the other musicians who were in great bands back then, some of whom I have credited in the 59 Northwest Rock video ( Walt Rattenbury, Bob Christensen , Sam Carlson and Dan Moyes (a drummer from "The Night People" who I played with in Seattle).

Long live old Northwest Rock
Dan Chapman




William “Bill” Terry Conley     deceased – 10 Dec 1999

Bill Conley, 58, Lakebay resident, died on Dec. 10, 1999, after a valiant battle with cancer. Bill was born in Tacoma on July 31, 1941 to William and Lois Conley. He attended Sacred Heart, Bellarmine, Lincoln (Class of '59). Over the years, he worked with antiques, and auctions, real estate and furniture repair. Bill was an exceptionally creative person, whether it was drawing, collage, sculpture, making films, photography, computer art or writing. His work had a personal stamp to it. He loved discovering new things and people, his dog, Sam, his many friends, reading and conversation. His is survived by his sister, Sandra; three sons, Bill, Lee and Tim, their families; 4 grandchildren; two aunts, numerous cousins and friends too numerous to mention. Memorial service will be 1:00 pm, Wed, Dec. 15 at Longbranch Community Church, 16518 46th St. KPS, Longbranch, WA 98351. 253-844-9339. His family would like to extend thanks to Bill's companion, Terri Rozell and other friends who enriched Bill's life over the past few months.  Pub Date: 12/13/1999


Roscoe Conklin Cox III     deceased - 13 July 2007

Roscoe C. Cox III "BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN" Roscoe C. Cox III (Sonny) was born March 14, 1940 in Tacoma, WA, and passed away on July 13, 2007. Sonny enjoyed the outdoors: hunting, fishing, boating, camping, riding his horses and his Harley; his indoor hobbies were listening to music and often singing along, and he enjoyed watching the classic John Wayne movies whenever possible. Sonny was a member of the Tacoma Longshoremen Local 23 for 35 years until his retirement. He is survived by his family: wife Hannelore Cox (Lore), sons Kevin, Robin, and Tim, daughters Denise and Kathy, grandchildren Ashley, Amber, Robin, Justin, Mitchel and Philip, step-family Tom, Andy, Mandy, Karen, Caitlyn and Brandon, sisters Frances Parker and Aloeta Reis, and brother Billy Cox. He was preceded in death by his mother Jeannie and father Roscoe C. Jr. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 11:00 am at Fir Lane Memorial Park Chapel, 924 East 176th Street in Spanaway. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Roscoe's name to Franciscan Foundation for the Puyallup Dialysis Unit, 702 South Hill Park Drive, Suite 105, Puyallup, WA 98373, (253) 445-7520   Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 7/18/2007.



Dennis Wilson Cozine    deceased - 16 Dec 1977

Dennis Wilson Cozine was born 1942. He died 16 Dec 1977 in Tacoma, Washington.
Database: Washington Death Index, 1940-1996
Name:    Dennis W Cozine
Place of Death:    Tacoma  
Date of Death:    16 Dec 1977  
Residence:    Tacoma  
Age:    35 years  
Gender:    M  
Certificate:    028656


Gustav C. “Gus” DeBock      deceased - 24 Mar 2011

Gustav C. DeBock   Gus was born in Tacoma, WA on Aug. 9, 1941, and went to the Lord Mar. 24, 2011 in Hanford, CA after a long illness.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and enlisted into the USAF.  He married Sheila Burke in 1961, and they had two children, Duane and Dawn DeBock.  In 1977, he married Carol Thomas and had Cora DeBock.  A gifted artist, Gus could draw or paint anything or anyone.  The beauty of his technique was outstanding.  He was a musician who played his trumpet or conga drum straight from his heart.  Gus was preceded in death by his parents Gus DeBock and C. Maxine DeBock-Keeler, and his nephew Shawn Lanksbury.  He is survived by his son Duane DeBock (Brenda), his daughters Dawn Jury (Robin) and Cora Deputy (Brad), step-daughters Michele Thomas and Jennifer Barnett, grandchildren Jessie and Amanda DeBock, Jeffrey, Michael, Christopher, Alex, and Ben Jury, his nephew, Brad Lanksbury (Linda), nieces Allison Woodruff (Fred), Vicki Kauth, Leslie Lanksbury, and Rachel "Rocky" Denney (Ron), many cousins, nephews and nieces, and his loving companion Carol Lehtonen.  His funeral services will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 1 pm.     Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on April 10, 2011



Philip Dwayne DeMangelaere   deceased – 24 Nov 2002 

Philip Dwayne DeMangelaere   Gone Golfing 8/2/41 - 11/24/02 Phil was raised in Tacoma, then went on to marry Helen Roy. They were married 35 years and had 5 children. He recently resided in Montana with his special friend Sharron and their pet Duffer. Phil was a plumber by trade, but his true passion was family, friends and golf. He was preceded in death by his father George and is survived by his mother Evelyn; his children Michelle (Gene) White, Jodi DeMangelaere, Duane DeMangelaere, Carrie (Mike) Christman and Daryl (Rene’) DeMangelaere; grandchildren Bill, Tara, Ashlee, Taylor, Mikey, Braeden and Brianna; brother Larry; sisters Marjorie Larsen, Darlene (Dave) Clary, Gloria (Jack) Strayer and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all. Services will be held Mon., Dec. 2, 1 PM at Fir Lane Funeral Home.  Pub Date: 11/29/2002


Justin Lee Dingman   deceased – 19 Apr 2008

Justin Dingman  Justin Lee Dingman Age 66, loving husband, son, and father passed away, April 19,2008.He was born Dec. 6, 1941, in Tacoma, WA to Harvey L. and Dolores Freiheit Dingman. His schooling included graduating from Lincoln High School in 1960. A Vietnam veteran, he loved his country, and served proudly in the U. S. Air Force for 20 years. Active in the community as a volunteer with Ft. Nisqually, Cascade Blood Bank, City of Destiny Awards Committee, Kiwanis, Wolf Haven, among others. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he was well known for his family history expertise. He loved animals, music, movies, traveling, and enjoyed collecting stamps and coins. He married Carolyn Whipple August 31, 1974 in Tacoma. He was employed at the Asarco Smelter for many years, and retired from Boeing Aerospace Corp., where he worked on the B-2 program. He was the loving husband of; Carolyn, father of Jessica Lynn and Jack (Sandi) Dingman, son of Dolores Dingman, and grandfather to Monica, Tracy, Andrea and Neil. He also leaves behind many friends and extended family. There will be a viewing on Thursday evening from 4-8 pm at Weeks' Dryer Mortuary in Parkland, WA. Graveside services with full military honors will be held on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11:30 am at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 11:00 am at the LDS Church, 1201 South 4th St. The public is invited to both events. Memorials may go to Cascade Blood Bank. Please sign the on-line guest book at Weeks' Dryer Mortuary. "You were the wind beneath my wings." Carolyn.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 4/23/2008



Harry A. Dixon    deceased – 15 Jan 1992

Ronald L. Dolan   deceased - 7 Feb 2005 


Daniel F. Dougherty     deceased – 13 October 2004

Daniel Dougherty  Daniel F. Dougherty "Dan D" Dan was born in Tacoma, January 1, 1942 and went to "Yuma in the sky" Oct. 13, 2004. After serving in the Navy he went to work with the GSA, retiring after 34 years. Preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy, he is survived by his wife, Sharon who writes, "If there was a stairway to heaven, I'd walk up and bring you home."; dad, James Paul Dougherty; step-children and grandchildren. The only service Dan wanted was to have a beer in his honor.   Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 10/16/2004.




Kay Lorraine DOWNING Kandle     deceased - 18 Jun 1999

KAY LORRAINE KANDLE Born October 1, 1942 in Tacoma, the daughter of James Downing and Vera Cornett. Passed away in Tacoma on June 18, 1999 following a long illness. Preceded in death by her father. Survived by husband Gene Kandle, Tacoma; sons Kevin Schultz, Olympia, Loren Schultz, Eatonville; mother Vera Cornett, Graham; sisters Gwen Hoistad, Marysville, Pat Downing and Micki Palazzo, Tacoma, Carol Downing, Louisiana; brother Kenneth Downing, Spanaway; numerous other relatives. She was affectionately known to her family and friends as "Kay Kay". She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister and left us all much too young. Kay attended Lincoln HS and lived in Tacoma most of her life. She worked with her husband in the family business which they operated out of their home. The family wishes to recognize and express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at St. Joseph Hospital for the highly professional care provided Kay. "I love you sister Kay Kay." Services to be held at the Wayside United Church of Christ-Congregational, 2000 SW Dash Pt. Rd., Federal Way, on Friday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m. Hill Funeral Home, Puyallup.   Pub Date: 6/22/1999


Gary M. Duncan           deceased – 27 June 1985

Gary M. Duncan, 43, formerly of Tacoma, died Thursday.  Mr. Duncan of Seattle worked for Cugini Florists in Auburn and had received national recognition as a floral designer.  He was born in Tacoma, graduated from Lincoln High School, Eastern Washington University and Seattle University.  He also studied in Rome, Italy.  He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Seattle.  Survivors include his father, Paul of Tacoma; a sister, Frances Curtis of Wenatchee; and a brother, Robert of Florence, Mont.  Bonney-Watson Funeral Directors, Seattle, is in charge.  (29 Jun 1985, Tribune)


Janet Ann DURHAM Talbert    deceased - 10 April 2009
Talbert, Janet Ann  Janet Ann Talbert Janet Ann "Jan" was born November 26, 1941 and died peacefully on April 10, 2009. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and later received her nursing degree as an LPN; she loved her work and caring for others was her passion. She married her high school sweetheart, Gary, on May 3, 1963. She loved her church, singing, camping, sewing, and most of all being with family. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Gary, Step-Father, Gail Price, three daughters, Heidi Rinker (Duane), Alyse Russell (Paul) and Dayna Hersey (Stuart), grandchildren, Haley, Deven, Joey, Zachary, Lindsay and Ryan, Ryan and Danielle Rinker and one great granddaughter, Sophia. She is also survived by several nephews and a niece. She is preceded in death by her father, Rev. Earnest Durham, mother, Wilma Price, and her brother, Harold Durham. She will be honored at a memorial service at Tacoma First Church of God, 9401 "A" Street, Tacoma, on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to her church in her name.   Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 4/14/2009


John O. Ellis     deceased - 30 Jun 1968

John O. Ellis, 26, of 4048 E. C St., who died following a traffic accident at South 46th and Yakima Avenue Sunday, was born in Shelton and had lived in Tacoma the past 23 years.  He was an employee of the Parker Paint Co. and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Survivors include his wife Beverly; two sons, Edward and Thomas, both of the home; a daughter, DeAnne, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Charles L. (Helen) Ellis, of Tacoma; and two brothers, the Rev. C. Richard, S.J., of Seattle, and Rodney L., of Tacoma.  Services are announced by Gaffney funeral Home.  (1 Jul 1968 Tribune)


Richard Edwin Evans     deceased – 29 May 1969

Richard E. Evans, 27, of 4914 N. 25th St., who was found dead at his home Thursday, was born in Tacoma and lived here all his life.  He was a teacher at Edison Elementary School and a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  Survivors include his wife, Patricia M. Bevegni Evans; a son, Bradley Richard, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Evans, of Tacoma; two brothers, Kenneth and Paul, both of Tacoma; two sisters, Miss Sally Evans, of Tacoma, and Mrs. Cecelia Beckham, of North Bend, and his grandmother, Mrs. John Cebula, of Tacoma.  Services are announced by Gaffney Funeral Home.  (31 May 1969, Tribune)

Dennis John Farmer (Paulsell)   deceased - 31 Aug 2005


Jo Anne Margaret FAULK Knudtson       deceased – 26 Oct 1986
JoAnne M. Knudtson, 44, a lifelong resident of Tacoma, died Sunday, October 26, 1986.  She is survived by husband, David; son, Bradley; daughter, Kristine; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Bert Faulk; sister, Janice Barabe; one granddaughter.  Services, Wednesday, 2 P.M. at the Dryer Mortuary.  Burial in Mt. View Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  Visitation, Tuesday 3-8 PM.  Dryer Mortuary in charge of arrangements.  (28 Oct 1986, Tribune)

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