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Thomas Floyd Faulk    deceased – 11 Sep 2000

Thomas F. Faulk   Thomas Floyd Faulk passed away September 11, 2000 in Tacoma. He was born August 26, 1941 in Tacoma, the son of the late Floyd and Lydia Faulk. Mr. Faulk was a graduate of Lincoln High School and was a meat cutter for many years, working for Safeway and Albertsons. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Sigafoos and her husband Mark of Gig Harbor; grandchildren Ashley and Sean Sigafoos of Gig Harbor; numerous cousins and many friends. Graveside services will be held at 11:30am Saturday, September 23, 2000 at Mt. View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 584-0252.  Pub Date: 9/19/2000

Robert E. "Bob" Feddersen    deceased - 28 Jun 2011

Robert E. Feddersen Bob was born Thanksgiving day November 26, 1942 and died June 28, 2011.  He was a retired truck driver and Teamster member. Camping, fishing and especially clamming were his passions.  Bob is survived by his wife Bonnie and sister Dawn.  A memorial will be held at 6475 S. "I" St. Tacoma, WA 98408 on July 16th, 2011 at 1:00 pm.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) from July 9 to July 10, 2011




Richard L. “Rick” Fenton    deceased  - 27 Mar 1989

Richard L. Fenton, 46, born and living in Tacoma most of his life, died March 27, 1989.  Richard was a professional poker player, winning many titles in Washington and Nevada and winning the “Golden Nugget Hold ‘Em Tournament”.  He served in the U.S. Navy.  Surviving is his fiancee, Dotty Harlan, Tacoma; daughter, Rebecca Fenton, Tacoma; parents, Harold and Luetta Fenton, Tacoma; brothers, Donald Fenton, Mexico, Jerry Fenton, Federal Way.  Memorial service 3 P.M., Thursday, Mt. View Garden Chapel.  Visitation 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday.  Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.  (29 Mar 1989, Tribune)


Gary Phil Ficca    deceased - 25 Sep 2012

Gary Philip Ficca Gary, born on January 29, 1942, died September 25, 2012.  He was the older brother by six minutes to his twin, Larry.  He was born in Spokane, WA to Phil and Frankie Ficca.  The family relocated to Tacoma in 1946.  Gary graduated from Lincoln HS in 1960.  He attended Olympic College and the University of Washington.  Gary enlisted in the US Navy submarine service, but eventually fulfilled a life-long dream of earning his wings and was commissioned an officer in the US Navy.  In 1983 he retired with 26 total years of service, active and reserve.  Gary met Ann (Clark) in 1963 and married in 1965.  In the early 1970's, Gary was introduced to the paint industry and became a store manager for Sherwin Williams in Tacoma.  He worked for most of the major paint suppliers and loved consulting work.  He began doing paint inspections for Specification Services and fell in love with inspection and consulting.  He started Custom Coating Consultants in May 1993.  The company continues today with the same mission and values under the leadership of his son.  Gary was an active participant as a boy and adult in scouting, with a great love of the outdoors.  He enjoyed hiking, biking, camping, and boating.  Over a three-year period, he hiked the circumference of Mount Rainier with his two sons and a high school friend and his two sons along the Wonderland Trail.  His two passions were a round of golf and a glass of good wine!  He was always willing to talk about the latest achievements and activities of his children and grandchildren.  He loved attending soccer and baseball games, or school performances, plays, concerts, where his grandchildren were performers.  Gary was active in many professional organizations: NACE, CSI.  He was a member of PDCA (Painters & Decorators Association) and was awarded the Associate of the Year award in 1993 by his peers.  Gary leaves behind his wife, Ann, of forty-seven years, his children Tom Ficca (Ilene Levering), Mark Ficca (Lisa), and Julie Nicol (Cameron), brother Larry Ficca (Ida), grandchildren Rebecca Mullins, Evan and Aidan Nicol, Cameron Ficca, Taylor Ficca, and Shelby Ficca, and a large extended family.  His parents preceded him in death.  Memorial service will be held at St. Columban Church, 506 1st St. S, Yelm, WA 98597 on Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 1pm, with a reception following in the church hall.  Rosary will be recited at 12:20pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Francisan Foundation, PO Box 1502-MS10-02, Tacoma, WA 98401-1502.   Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on October 3, 2012




Arden Lee Flom   deceased - 20 Jul 2010

Arden Flom   Arden Flom, age 68, passed away on July 20, 2010 after a long struggle with cortical basal degeneration. Arden was born on June 9, 1942 in Grafton, North Dakota. Following a move to Tacoma, he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and Pacific Lutheran University in 1965. He earned an MA in Theatre from the University of Oregon in 1967, and did additional post-graduate work at the University of Denver in 1971-1972. Arden was the Director of Theatre at Everett Community College for 31 years, from 1967-1998. Arden was preceded in death by his parents, Joel and Thelma Flom, brother Dean Flom, and sister Connie Filcher. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Cathy; his children, Eric (Angie) Flom of Milton, Georgia, and Kristen (Chris) Romero of Pikesville, Maryland; in addition to grandchildren Katie, Tyler and Max Flom and Ethan, Jocelyn, and Alexander Romero; sister Audrey (Fred) Bates of Port Orchard, and brothers Richard (Lynn) Flom of Queen Creek, Arizona and Randy (Cindy) Flom of Spokane. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Meadow Way in Everett. Donations may be made in Arden's name to the Alzheimer's Association ( ).
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on July 25, 2010



Edward William Foley   deceased - 15 Nov 2009


Edward William Foley    Passed away peacefully at his home Nov. 15, 2009 in Tacoma, WA.  Ed was born Jan. 31, 1942 in Council Bluffs, IA.  Ed was a longtime member of Pierce County Law Enforcement and did security work.  He was an avid supporter of our military and veterans.  He also had a great love of all small pets, especially his two beloved cats.  Ed is survived by his mother Wilma Jean Foley, his brother Michael J. Foley, wife Marilyn, his brother Dennis P. Foley, his sister Lynda M. White, husband Fred, sister Patricia J. Drashil, husband Dwayne, and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.  There will be no services at his request.  Any memorial donations may be sent in his name to the Veterans Administration or Pierce County Humane Society.  Pub Date: 11/22/2009  (News Tribune)


Franklin Harry Freeman   deceased - 8 Jun 1990
Freeman, Franklin H., 47, Spanaway, died June 8  (14 June 1990, Tribune)


William Carl Frisell            deceased - 15 Oct 1995

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will award to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing." II Timothy 4:7,8. Like Paul the Apostle, Pastor Bill Frisell has faithfully and courageously fought the good fight of faith. Bill went to be with the Lord after a bout with cancer. He was born in 1942 in Olympia, WA, raised in the Mid-West and went to Lincoln High School. Bill then studied at UPS and UW, married, went into business for 10 years, completed seminary and was Pastor of Harvard Covenant Church of Tacoma for the last 17 years. He will be very missed by his high school sweetheart and wife of 32 years, Carolyn; his four children, Peter, Eve, Aaron and Sarah; his parents, Carl and Mildred; brothers and sisters, Chic, Rod and Marge; 3 grandchildren, Jamie, Ben and Olivia. His funeral service will be held at the Life Center on Sat., Oct. 28, 1995 at 9:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Tacoma Funeral Home on Wed., Thurs. and Fri.; please call for times (#564-1311). Donations may be made to the Harvard Covenant Church in memory of Pastor Bill. Arrangements by Tacoma Funeral Home and Cemeteries #564-1311.   Pub Date: 10/24/1995


James F. Gamache            deceased - 27 Apr 2006

James F. Gamache Dec. 5, 1941- April 27, 2006 Jim passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marilyn, his daughter Cindy, his son Todd and wife Darice, and his special grandchildren, Austin and Sarah. He had a wonderful sense of humor and wanted to bring joy and laughter to everyone's lives. In continuance of his quest for joy, he requested there be no memorial service, which his family will honor. Please sign the online memorial at  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 4/30/2006.



Dennis James Gappa   deceased – 28 Mar 1965




Harold Duane Garton    deceased - 15 Sep 1993   


James Alexander Geiger    deceased - 9 Jun 2005

James Geiger  James A. Geiger Born April 7, 1942 in Tacoma, WA passed away June 9, 2005 in Morton, WA. Jim graduated from Lincoln High school in 1960. He served his country for four years in the U.S. Army. After military service he worked at the St Regis Saw Mill in Tacoma and in 1987 he went to work for the Puyallup Fair's Traveling Farm exhibit as "Old MacDonald". He retired in 1998 and move to Silver Creek, WA where he enjoyed camping, fishing and train collecting. He is survived by his wife Janet, sons John (Bonnie) Vancouver, WA, Jimmy (fiancee Lisa) Tacoma, WA., brothers Charlie (Joanne) Portland, OR and Bob (Mary) Seattle; three granddaughters, Bobbi, Megan and Mindy; two nieces and two nephews, Andrea, Aaron, Jenny and Jordan. Mass will be held for Jim at the St. Ives Catholic Church in Mossyrock, WA on Tuesday, June 28th at 11:30 am.   Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 6/26/2005.

Judy Irene GRATER LaKose    deceased - 9 Jun 2009
Judy Irene LaKose
Passed away on 6/09/09 in Tacoma, Wa. at the age of 66. Judy has left a legacy with her children, James (Jennifer) LaKose and Karen Messer; seven grandchildren Aubree, Ashley, Dean, Michael, Cassie, Emily and Madison; brothers George (Carol) Marten and Chas (Sue) Marten. A celebration of Judy's life will be held on Wednesday, June 17th, 11:00am at Champions Centre at 1819 E. 72nd St in Tacoma, Wa. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to either Champions Foundation , Youth Dept. or to the Group Health Hospice Dept.
News Tribune Pub Date: 6/13/2009


William Alan Greinke   deceased - 8 Dec 2008

William “Bill” Alan Greinke   March 9, 1942 - Dec. 8, 2008 William was born to William and Wilda Greinke in Tacoma, WA. He passed away peacefully after a year long battle with cancer. He graduated from Lincoln High School then served in the Army as a helicopter mechanic in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Tacoma School District as a carpenter. He spent his retirement years with Joan Barry, his significant other, enjoying cruises, RVing, golfing and spending time at the ocean. Bill is survived by his eldest son Jeff Greinke (wife Cindy), youngest son Tim Greinke (girlfriend Adrian) and was blessed with his first beautiful granddaughter Kiya, whom he adored. Bill also leaves behind two younger brothers, David and Dale Greinke of Tacoma. The family wishes to thank Franciscan Hospice House for their loving care of Bill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Franciscan Hospice House, 2901 Bridgeport Way, University Place, WA 98466. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 20th beginning at 1:00 pm at their home in Gig Harbor, 3722 121st St. CT NW, 98332.  Pub Date: 12/11/2008



Catherine Mae “Cathy” HAAG Davidson  deceased 10 August 2012 

Catherine M. Davidson  Born 11-10-42 Passed 08-10-12  Cathy worked as a tavern bartender at Max & Dick's, 43rd St., Bergy's and Al's Tavern before retiring in 1999.  Please join us in a celebration of her life, Saturday 08-25--12, 11:00AM at Fir Lane Cemetery in Spanaway, 924 E. 176th St. 98387.  There will be a potluck reception immediately following the celebration less than a mile from the cemetery.  Turn right when leaving Fir Lane, 17401 15th Ave E. Spanaway, WA 98387. 253-426-1175.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be given to the MS Society, AHA or NDF. For further details, please log onto
Pub Date: 8/17/2012   News Tribune (Tacoma)


Obituary Catherine Mae Davidson (Haag)  In loving memory, of Catherine Mae Davidson. 11-10-1942 thru 08-10-2012.  Cathy was born in Dickinson, North Dakota.  Cathy and her family that included her parents, Frank and Anna, brother Ronnie and sisters Virginia & Marlene moved to the pacific northwest in 1955 and settle in Tacoma, WA.  Another sister Debby came along a year later.  Preceeded in death was Cathy's daughter Renae Davidson, parents Frank and Anna Haag and sister Virginia Emmons.  Surviving are children Cindy Compton (Lake Oswego, OR.), Terry Davidson (Spanaway), and Kelly Davidson (Spanaway).  Sibling include Ronald Haag (Lisa) Spanaway, Marlene Haag (Monroe, WA.) and Debby Haag-Pursiful (Chuck) Lake Tapps, WA.  Grandaughter are Amy Davidson (Spanaway), Sarah Jones (Michael) Corvalis OR., Brandi Davidson (Parkland). Grandsons, William Compton (Corvalis, OR. ) and Dereck Davidson (Tacoma, WA. )  Along with numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Cathy went to Gray junior high and Lincoln high school.  She enjoyed camping with the family, cooking, ceramics, bowling, inside house painting, yardwork, schuffleboard and babysitting the grandkids.  In 1974, Cathy became a tavern bartender and started working at Max and Dick's, 43rd. St., Bergy's and Al's taverns.  She really enjoyed her job and the many friends she made along the way.  At the age of fifty, she was diagnosed with MS.  There were many challenges that lied ahead for her, leading to her retiring in 1999.  Cathy was transferred to Life Care Center of Puyallup in May 2006, when she had become bed reddened.  All the Family would like to take this time, to say MANY THANKS for the excellent care she received while at Life Care Center including , the doctors, nurses, aids, housekeepers, activity staff, food handlers and deliverers,  Sandy the hair stylist, the business office staff and a VERY SPECIAL THANKS to two nurses, Alica and Sonya.  Read Catherine Davidson's Obituary and Guestbook on

Reception (Following Memorial Service at 11:00 AM) at 17401 15th. Ave. E. Spanaway, WA  98387 on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Noon




Louis Martin Halko     deceased 11 Feb 2006

Louis Halko

Louis Martin Halko After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Louis Martin Halko, 63, a 30-year Renton resident and retired fiberglass building and auto-detail instructor at the Highline Vocational School, passed away Feb. 11, 2006. A Tacoma native, his passions were home-remodeling projects big and small, gardening, travel, fishing and his dogs - Peaches, a rat terrier, and Goofy, a dachshund - along with a deep love of family. He also served in the Marines. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles John and Mary Halko, of Tacoma, and his sister, Janice Strock. A very devoted husband and father, he will be greatly missed by his wife, Maryann; a daughter, Kimberly Denise Halko, of Renton; a son, Charles John Halko, of Renton; a brother, Michael (Cheri) Halko, of Seattle; a sister, Mary (Ranny) Green, of Tacoma; as well as several loving nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m, TODAY, at Piper Morley Mellinger Funeral Home, 5436 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma, followed by a reception at the Tacoma Elks Lodge, 1965 S. Union Ave., Tacoma. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Humane Society of Seattle/King County, American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) from 2/17/2006 - 2/18/2006


Bruce L. Hammer    deceased 3 Oct 2007

Bruce L. Hammer   Bruce L. Hammer, age 66, of Marysville, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at home. He was born in Aberdeen, WA on January 1, 1941 to Clifford and Frances (Duncan) Hammer. Bruce served proudly in the U.S. Navy. He had a long career in Aviation, working on the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs as well as for Boeing in Everett, WA. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ursula, his daughter Michele (Brett) Kuwada, his son Chris Hammer, 2 sisters, a brother, and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospital in Everett or to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville, WA   Pub Date: 10/9/2007



Gary R. Hansen, Sr.    deceased - 8 June 2011

Gary Robert Hansen Sr.  February 7, 1941 - June 8, 2011  Gary passed away peacefully on June 8, 2011 in Nebraska.  Gary was born in Tacoma, Washington to the late Robert W. Hansen and the late Aline Hansen.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960.  He lived in Tacoma until he retired and moved to Maxwell, Nebraska.  Gary is survived by his wife Christine Hansen, their two children, Shelley (Mike) Benson of Williamsburg, Virginia and Rob Hansen (Travis) of Tacoma, grandchildren Tyler, Ryan, and Katie Benson, his sister Gayle (Jon) Holm, and nieces Nicole Cologerou (Randall Erdman) and Ashley (Kevin) Knudson of Tacoma.  "Hummer" was a proud retired Longshoreman from local 23.  He was a Longshoreman for over 35 years.  His union brothers have many stories about "Hummer" and he will live on in those memories.  Gary loved spending time at Herron Island and enjoyed vintage cars.  He had a weakness in collecting just about anything old or odd.  He called them his treasures and liked it when his grandchildren called him the "Junkman".  Gary had a great sense of humor until very end.  He will be deeply missed by family and friends.  A memorial for Gary will be held at a later date.  Donations strongly suggested to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.   Pub Date: 6/12/2011   (News Tribune)

Gary Robert Hansen Sr. (Hummer)  February 7, 1941 to June 8, 2011   Gary passed away peacefully on June 8th, 2011 in Nebraska.  Gary was born in Tacoma, WA.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960.  A Celebration of Life will be held for Gary on September 8, 2011 from 4 to 6pm at the Fabulous Fifties Hall (The Classic Car Showroom) on the corner of 6th and St Helen's in Tacoma.

Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on September 5, 2011



Thomas James Harrison, Jr.   deceased 18 Aug 1991

Tom Harrison   Thomas James Harrison, Jr., 49, passed away Sunday, August 18, 1991.  Tom was born in Seattle July 18, 1942 but lived all his life in Tacoma.  He was graduated from Lincoln High School, had served with the U.S. Navy and had recently retired from his position as foreman at ASC Pacific Inc., due to ill health.  He is survived by sons, T.J. III and Sean; granddaughter, Nicole; his mother, Monica Harrison; sister, Jean Gobel and husband Red; brother, John and wife Cheryl, all of Tacoma; sister Marilyn Boothe and husband, Ron, Atlanta, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, his girlfriend, Laurie Johnson, and many good friends.  Viewing Wednesday, August 21, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  Funeral services, Thursday, August 22, 1 pm at Mt. View Garden Chapel.  Internment following at Calvary Cemetery.  The family suggests remembrances to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.  Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.  584-0252.  (21 August 1991, Tribune)


Byron Lloyd Haynes   deceased – 16 Oct 1980

Byron Haynes   Byron Lloyd Haynes, 38, a former Tacoma resident who had moved to Kirkland, died Thursday following a long illness.  Born in Wisconsin, he lived in Tacoma for 18 years before moving from the area in 1960.  He was a research technician for the University of Washington, and served with the U.S. Army.  Survivors include his wife, Leslie of Kirkland; a son, Allen of Kirkland; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Haynes of Tacoma; a brother, Kenneth Haynes of Tacoma, and a sister, Bonnie Reed of Federalsberg, Md.  Bothell Funeral Home is in charge.  (18 October, 1980, Tribune)


GARY J. HECKER    deceased - 29 Nov 2009

Gary J. Hecker April 6, 1942 - Nov. 29, 2009 Gary was born in Dickinson, North Dakota. After graduating from Lincoln H.S. (1959), he became a welder in various shipyards. He later became a bartender at the Cliff House, Johnny's Dock, Main Yon, and Chieftain restaurants. Gary always served stiff drinks and great jokes. He always had cool cars. Gary was a devoted son, a loving and caring brother, and a terrific uncle. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Barbara. He leave behind a sister, Bev (Don) Drago, brother Harv (Doris) Hecker, nephews John, Brian, Randy and Matt, niece Nancy, their families, and numerous cousins and friends, especially his loyal friend Dave Roberts. The vigil (rosary) will be held 7 pm Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Piper-Morley-Mellinger Funeral Home, 5436 South Puget Sound, Tacoma. Funeral Mass at 11 am Friday, December 4, at the Church of the Visitation, 3314 South 58th, Tacoma.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on December 3, 2009





Gerald Edward “Jerry” Heffron     deceased –  21 Apr 2000

Jerry Heffron, born April 12, 1942, in Tacoma, WA., passed April 21, 2000, at Harbor View Hospital in Seattle, WA. He moved to Cle Elum, WA, after he retired from Dyno Overlays after 33 years. Jerry was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golfing as well as working in the yard. He was a Vietnam veteran and belonged to both the VFW and Eagles Lodges. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Karen; daughter, Kathleen Heffron; brothers, Dan Heffron, Tacoma, Rod Heffron, Des Moines; sister, Sandra Jones, Seattle, numerous nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 3:00pm in the Mt. View Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252.  Pub Date: 4/23/2000

Shirley Ann HEGGEN LaVelle     deceased - 6 Nov 2012

Shirley Ann LaVelle On November 6, 2012 our beloved mother, friend, sister, aunt, and daughter Shirley Ann LaVelle (Heggen) flew away on the wings of angels.  No more pain, no more cancer, and no more heartbreak.  The open arms of the Lord awaited her and those who love her have the love she left in their hearts.  Shirley was born on September 27, 1941 in Fergus Falls, MN, and lived on a farm until her family came to Tacoma, WA when she was 7 years old.  Shirley loved school and excelled in nearly everything she did.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960.  She raised two daughters, Robin and Julie, and a stepdaughter, Tracy, whom she loved as her own.  She will be missed by her four granddaughters, Angela Hergert (Brandon), Lindsey Nichols, Karleen Pacheco and Mimi Nichols, as well as her great-grandsons Landon and Jacob and Tyler and Drake.  Her numerous nieces and nephews mourn the loss of "Apple She".  She was very close to her sisters Barbara Patrick and Susan Shelley and her mother Evelyn Heggen.  Shirley loved her friends and taught that to have a friend you need to be a friend.  She was an inspiration to many, an entrepreneur, and a fierce champion of the underdog.  She was a breast cancer survivor who turned her disease into an opportunity to positively influence others facing the disease as well as raise money for the cure.  She embarked on her fight against brain cancer with the same positive outlook.  A celebration of her life will be held on November 19, 2012 at 2p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Tacoma, WA.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Franciscan Hospice House or to Mount Rainier Lutheran High School.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on November 16, 2012



David C. Huff    deceased - 4 Nov 1991

Charles D. Hughes  deceased - 20 Apr 2010    


Marianne HULSCHER Hoag   deceased - 25 Sep 2001

Marianne Hulscher Hoag
Born November 15, 1941 in Tacoma to Anthony and Evelyn Hulscher, Marianne Hulscher Hoag gave herself to the Lord, after a long battle with cancer, on September 25, 2001 at age 59. Filled with the love of travel for most of her life, Marianne has made her final, greatest journey. A loving Mother and Grandmother, she is survived by three daughters and four grandchildren. Marianne enjoyed being with her family, camping and baseball. She will be greatly missed.
Pub Date: 9/27/2001

Melvin Victor Jameyson   deceased 29 Oct 2009


Michel Ann JOHNSTON Honeycutt   deceased - 15 Mar 2010    


Michel Ann (Johnston) Honeycutt August 21, 1942 - March 15, 2010 Michel Ann passed away peacefully after a 10 year battle with cancer. She loved life, her family, and had many friends from near and far. Michel is survived by her loving husband Tom. She also leaves behind a son Roger Van Siclen (Larena) grandsons Nick, Chris, Raven, Devon and Logan. Michel also leaves a daughter Marni Kirby (Chad) granddaughters Paige and Brooke. She is survived by her brother Robert C. Johnston (Donnella) and sister Randi Powell-Johnson (Dave) and many nieces and nephews. Michel was born in Tacoma, WA to Bob and Jane Johnston. She shared many of her adult years in the area as an Elementary Educator. Active membership included P.E.O., Delta Kappa Gamma, and Children's Orthopedic Guild. In addition to teaching, Michel enjoyed entertaining, sewing, and giving each celebration a touch of "Michel's Magic". Please join us for a celebration of life at 2:00 pm, Sat., March 20th, United First Methodist Church, Auburn, 100 "N" St. N.E. In lieu of flowers please donate to: Gilda's Club Seattle: 1400 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) from March 18 to March 19, 2010



Mildred Jean JOYCE   deceased - 5 Mar 2008

Joyce, Mildred   Mildred J. Joyce Born 7-29-1942, Midland, Texas to Milton Joyce & Lillian Walker. Mildred Jean Joyce, 65, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer at Heartland Hospice in Cartersville, Georgia. Jean graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Beam, son Craig Hicks, granddaughter Kennedi Royes and grandson Simeon Royes, Mother Lillian Walker, 4 brothers RayE(Diana), Robert (Debbie), David (Frances), and Jimmie (Deborah) 3 sisters Helen, Sharon and Rosemary. Preceded in death by Father Milton Joyce. Funeral services 11am Saturday 3-15-2008 at New Salem Baptist Church. Arrangements by Mt. View Funeral Home.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 3/14/2008



John Franklin Kendziora   deceased - 22 Oct 2009


John Franklin Kendziora John Franklin Kendziora was born on October 13, 1942 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 22, 2009. He spent his whole life in Tacoma and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. He then spent four years in the Air Police of the the USAF, obtaining the rank of Airman First Class. He was a recently retired service technician after more than 30 years in the food equipment business. John is survived by his loving wife Nancy, sister Diane Larsen (David), brother Bob Ostrom (Darlene), and by his children, Eric (Allison), Eron (Joanne), Evan (Becky), Staci (Al), Jon (Denise), and Abbyanne (Charles). He is also survived by seven beautiful granddaughters, seven best looking grandsons, one great-grandson, sisters-in-law Julie (Terry), Elly, Geri, and brothers-in-law Mark (Bert) and Dick. John loved spending time with his grandkids, putzing around his yard, watching football, and spending time with family and friends. He was especially close to his cousins Steve and Lani, Tom and Linda, John and Linda, their families, and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will take place Sunday, November 1 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Burs Restaurant, 6151 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Lakewood.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on October 26, 2009




Judy B. KIRSCH Rose  deceased - 7 Jan 2007

Rose, Judy  Judy Rose Passed away on Jan 7, 2007 after a battle with cancer. Judy was born July 19, 1941 in Tacoma, WA, to Al and Marj Pitts. Her maternal grandparents, Art and Mary Kirsch, adopted her at the age of 7 when her mother died. Her name was changed to Judy B. Kirsch. When the grandparent's health failed them, she was invited to live with Pastor LaVerne and Gail Nelsen and their family at the age of 17. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, moved to Port Angeles, WA with the Nelsen family, and spent a short time in the US Navy where she trained to be a nurse. At that time she met her future husband, career Marine Ron Rose. Military life took them to various locations in California and ultimately to Maryland, where they settled in 1966. Throughout her life, Judy had a passion for reading and crocheting afghans. In recent years she loved using email to connect with family. She never liked her middle name so changed her legal name to Judy Rose in recent years. Judy was preceded in death by her 3 sets of parents, her uncle Art Kirsch, and her favorite aunt Patty Matthees. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ron Rose, Sr., three sons: Ronny (Susan) Rose, Jr., David Rose, Robert (Leslie) Rose; daughter Gail Loney, 7 grandchildren, brothers: Tom (Dena) Pitts, Eddy (Terri) Pitts, Burle (Ginny) Pitts, Ralph (Kathy) Pitts, Greg (Marie) Nelsen, Andy (Shelley) Nelsen, Tim Nelsen, Kerry (Nancy) Pierce; sister Kathy (Dietmar) Maass, aunt Peggy Kirsch, uncle Al Matthees, and cousins Roger (Marcee) Matthees, Sandy Papacek, Scott (Mary) Matthees and other extended family. Interment is through cremation. Her family has no immediate plans for a service.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 1/14/2007



Roger Frank Klein   deceased - 8 Jan 2007

Klein, Roger Frank  Roger Frank Klein Roger was born May 12, 1942 and passed away January 8, 2007. He loved the outdoors and fishing and traveling, and was in the process of making his home on the Deschutes River. He leaves behind his sisters, Joyce Haavik of Puyallup, Beverly Kenyon of Tacoma, and Kathy Levy of Madera, CA, brothers James Klein of Boxford, MA, Daniel Klein of Colfax, CA, Larry Klein of Indiana, and Ron Overland of Ellensburg, WA, sons Brian Klein, Delmar Stuefen, Richard Stone, daughters Kristine Walters, Misty Klein, Timberlee Provo, Tamara Zambard, 18 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held in the Mountain View Garden Chapel at 3:00 pm on Monday, January 15, 2007.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) from 1/13/2007 - 1/14/2007

Born in Tacoma, Washington on May 12, 1942
Departed on Jan. 8, 2007 and resided in Madera, CA


JoAnn KLEVMOEN Ouellette      deceased - 28 Jul 2012 

JoAnn (Klevmoen) Ouellette June 22, 1942 - July 28, 2012 JoAnn, beloved wife, sister, "Auntie" and friend went home to be with her Lord unexpectedly after a six month struggle with ITP.  Although we rejoice she is no longer suffering, we are still deeply saddened by our loss.  What brought her the greatest joy was spending time with her husband, family and friends.  JoAnn graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960.  On September 21, 1968 JoAnn married her best friend, Paul Ouellette and they spent 43 wonderful years sharing life together.  She retired from the Weyerhaeuser Company after 34 years of service and took with her some lifelong friendships.  She is survived by her husband, Paul; sister, Pat Hagen; brother, Roger (Margaret) Klevmoen; aunts Gudrun Sjol of Minot, ND and Helen Klevmoen of Wendall, Idaho; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Memorial Service will be held at Lighthouse Christian Center, 10711 80th Ave E, Puyallup, WA on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:30 am.  Donations may be made to Lighthouse Christian Center.     Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on August 5, 2012




John W. Kopp   deceased - 27 Aug 1991

John W. Kopp  John W. Kopp, 50, died August 27, 1991.  Born in Tacoma, Mr. Kopp has lived here all of his life.  He was an Army veteran.  Survivors: wife, Roxanne; son, Tom; daughters, Tammy, Wendy and Patty; brother, Jim; sisters, Helene and Annette; mother, Helen Whitson.  Memorial services, 2 p.m. Friday, Piper Chapel.  Arrangements by Piper-Morley Funeral Directors.  472-3353  (28 August 1991, Tribune)



John Stanford Kunkel      deceased - 16 May 1997

John S. Kunkel was born March 6, 1942 in Tacoma and passed away May 16, 1997 in Tacoma. He worked at Gerrish Bearing & Industrial Supplies Inc. for 20 years. John had a love for music, very active in the theater and a Deacon of Olympic View Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald. Survivors include his mother, Ada Kunkel; sister, Kay VanDiest and her husband Stan; niece and nephew, Megan and Scott VanDiest; special friends, Stan and Anita Johnson and Joe and Carol Walker. Memorial services will be held Monday, May 19, 1997, 4 p.m., at Olympic View Baptist Church, 4707 Elwood Dr. W., University Place, WA. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 584-0252.   Pub Date: 5/18/1997


Robert “Bob” Lanigan   deceased - 14 May 2000

Robert Lanigan passed away May 14, 2000. He is survived by son, Trevor Lanigan, of CO.; daughter, Aaron Lanigan of Gig Harbor; sister, Darlene Soderquist and husband, of Tacoma; brother, William Lanigan and wife, of Virginia; sister, Kathleen Getz and husband, of Tacoma; brother, Michael Lanigan and wife, of Tacoma; aunt, Evelyn Manegre, of Portland; and many nieces, nephews, and friends all of whom loved him and will miss him dearly. There will be a gathering in his honor at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Gig Harbor, WA.. Sat, May 20, 2000 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to: American Cancer Society.
Pub Date: 5/17/2000


David Darrel Larson   deceased – 01 Jun 1984

David Larson   David D. Larson, 42, of Gig Harbor died Friday.  Mr. Larson, a self-employed cement pumper, was born in Tacoma and had resided in the area all his life.  He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam war.  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Brown of Tacoma, and a brother, Art of Tacoma.  Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge.  (5 June 1984, Tribune)


Joseph Majoric LaVergne, Jr.    deceased - 6 Dec 2008

Joseph Majoric LaVergne, Jr.    (April 17, 1942 - December 6, 2008)

Joseph Majoric La Vergne, Jr. Joe was born on April 17th, 1942 in Tacoma, Washington and lived in the Pacific Northwest area for most of his life. He passed away on Saturday, December 6th, 2008 and is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Sundae, 2 brothers, 6 children, 3 stepchildren, 9 grandchildren and step grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family members and friends. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, December 14th, 2008 at 2 pm at the family home in Spanaway, Washington.


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