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Lincoln High School, Tacoma

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Thomas J. Lawson    deceased – 31 Jul 1996

Linda Marguerite LEINGANG Felix   deceased  8 Jan 2006


Linda Irene LEWIS Peterson            deceased – 20 Dec 2004



Larry Victor Liljebeck    deceased 21 Oct 2004

LARRY VICTOR LILJEBECK  Larry passed away in his sleep on October 21, 2004. Larry lived in Puyallup and is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; his sons Rick, Mark, Victor, and Herbert. Everyone that came in contact with Larry was impacted by his honesty and integrity and he will truly be missed by all. Funeral services will be held at Hill Funeral Home in Puyallup on Sunday, October 24th at 6pm.   Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 10/24/2004.


Karen L. LINK Clemensen    deceased 5 Dec 2007



Thomas Longozo    deceased – Apr 1967

Bonita Jean LONGWORTH Crelling     deceased - 4 May 2012

Bonita "Bonnie" Crelling, born August 29, 1942, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side, on May 4, 2012 after a courageous 5 year battle with Alzheimer's.
Bonnie was a graduate of Lincoln High School (1960) and married her high school sweetheart, William "Bill" Crelling.  She is survived by her loving husband Bill, daughters Celene (Scott) of Federal Way and Tanya (Mark) of Phoenix, and son Todd; grandchildren Dallas, Kylee, Samuel, Crystal, and Maggie.
She was preceded in death by her mother (Evelyn), father (Hobart), and brother (Jim).  She enjoyed sewing, baking apple pies, making homemade raspberry jam with the entire family, and spoiling her grandchildren.  Bonnie was well-known in the community, as she had worked for years as a pharmacy technician at the local Safeway, Pay-N-Save, and Rite Aid.
She was an amazing woman and will be missed by many.  Mom loved all animals and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Best Friends Animal Society or the Alzheimer's Association



Billie Shannon LOOP Slusser   deceased - 11 May 2010       

Billie Shannon Slusser

Billie Shannon Slusser, 67, of Pembroke, Va., died on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born in Monterey, Calif., on June 29, 1942, to the late William Miles and Lois Nickell Loop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Leslie Slusser. She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry and Susan Loop, of Jadwin, Mo., Eddie and Shirley Loop, of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Lane Loop, of Pembroke, Va.; special friend, Robin Neumister; stepdaughters and stepson-in-law, Andrea and Bernie Carbone, and Heidi Elizabeth Brown, all of Rhode Island; five step grandchildren; one stepgreatgrandchild; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Geraldine "Deen" and James Chambers, of Hayden, Idaho; aunts, Margaret "Maggie" Harris and Trudy Albert; uncle, John Slusser, all of Blacksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010, in the Westview Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, Va.

Published in Roanoke Times from May 13 to May 15, 2010


Evelyn Doris MAIJALA Stumpf     deceased - 1 Aug 2012 

Evelyn Doris Stumpf Evelyn passed away on August 1, 2012 after a long battle with Lupus with her family by her side.  She was born December 17, 1941 in Holt, MN to Bernard and Florence Maijala and moved to WA as a child.  Camping and spending time with her family gave her great joy.  She is survived by her husband Joseph and children Joseph, Charles (Kenda Ruth), Denise Patajo (May), Larry (Wendy).  Grandchildren Kara and Alec Patajo, Tyler, Ashley and Emily Stumpf.  Sisters Marjorie Yager (James), Dorothy Stumpf(Robert), Diane Conner (James), Sonie Hansen (Doc), sister in-law Edwina Maijala and a large extended family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lorraine Maijala, son David Stumpf and brother Earl Maijala.  Viewing at Piper-Morley with Oakwood Hill Funeral Chapel Monday 8/6, 2:00 to 6:00pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Visitation Catholic Church, 3314 S. 58th St., Tacoma, WA 98409, Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 10:00 am preceded by the Rosary at 9:30am.  Interment Tahoma National Cemetery.  Donations may be made to Visitation Catholic School.  Arrangements made by Piper-Morley with Oakwood Hill 253-472-3353.  Online condolences at
Pub Date: 8/5/2012   News Tribune





Gerald David “Gerry” Mallory – deceased 31 Aug 2006

GERALD DAVID MALLORY Gerry Mallory went home to be with the Lord August 31, 2006 while doing what he loved most . . . driving one of his Hot rods. He was born September 12, 1941 to Wayne and Louise Mallory (Riddle) in Tacoma, WA. He attended Lincoln High School and worked in sales both wholesale and retail for many years. He was very active enjoying fishing, camping, motorcycle riding, boating, gardening, traveling, home improvements of any kind, spending time with family, friends and helping anyone he could. Recently you could find Gerry and his dog, Molly most weekends at car shows, talking with old friends and meeting new ones. Gerry is survived and greatly missed by his son Troy Mallory, daughter Tonya Miller (David), 2 grandchildren Alex and Abe Miller, Kim Weick and many friends, "Good Guys" and rodders. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Sat. September 9th 2006 in Mountain View Celebration of Life Center. Family and Friends welcome, Hot Rodders encouraged to cruise in and pay their respects to this Hot rod enthusiast. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at

Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 9/7/2006.

Born in Tacoma, WA on Sep. 12, 1941
Departed on Aug. 31, 2006 and resided in Puyallup, WA




Janet MANFULL Hartley   deceased – 6 Feb 1980




Judy Colleen “Dido” MARTIN Roberts    deceased  02 Sep 1994

Judy Colleen Roberts   Judy Colleen Roberts passed away Sept. 2, 1994.  Born Judy “Dido” Martin, Sept. 6, 1942.  She was a lifelong resident of Tacoma and devoted wife, mother and friend.  With husband David, she founded and operated The Glass Candle for 23 years.  Loved ones include husband, David; 2 sons, Kevin of Las Vegas and Toby of Tacoma; daughter, Stacey of Seattle; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Lane Smith of Tacoma; two very special grandsons, Adam and Benjamin; mother, Dorothy Martin; father, Jimmy Martin; four brothers, Mick, Dan, Dave and Kelly; sister, Eva (Fee).  She has joined her brother Terry in heaven.  Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, 1994 at 2 p.m. at Harvard Covenant Church, 84th and Portland Avenue.  (6 Sep 1994, Tribune)




Ronald Edward Martsh (deceased 4 Apr 2013)

Ronald was born on August 11, 1941 and passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Ronald was a resident of Tacoma, Washington.

Ronald E. Martsh

August 11, 1941 - April 4, 2013

Tacoma, Washington



David John Maskule            deceased  27 Jun 2010


David John Maskule David was born 11/11/1942 in Tacoma, WA and passed away 6/27/2010 at his home in Tacoma.  He is survived by his 3 children, Mark, Joelle and Meegan and numerous extended family members and friends.  A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday 7/6/2010 at 2PM at The Lakeview Chapel, 4606 108th St. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.  Please share memories and condolences online at    Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on July 1, 2010



Darold James Mattoni     deceased - 14 Aug 2011

BORN: January 25, 1942

DIED: August 14, 2011



Darold was born on January 25, 1942 and passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Darold was a resident of Tacoma, Washington.


Thomas Edward McAdams            deceased  5 Feb 1994

Thomas McAdams  1942 – 1994  Tom passed away Feb 5, 1994.  He leaves his wife, Kathy; and his son, Chris; his parents, Harold and Daisy McBride; 3 sisters, MaryLou, Loretta, and Nancy.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial college trust fund has been established at the Fircrest Key Bank, Account #11501003567.  Services 11 a.m. Wed. at Mt. View Garden Chapel.  Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.  584-0252.  (8 Feb 1994, Tribune)



Judith Ann “Judy” MCDONALD Fritz  - deceased  15 Dec 1992

Judith Ann Fritz, 50, a lifelong Tacoma area resident, died December 15, 1992.  Mrs. Fritz was Registered Nurse, a member of the Washington State Nursing Association, was an avid bowler and a member of Westminster Presbytarian Church.  Surviving are: son, Jeff Fritz, Tacoma; daughter, JoAnn E. Fritz, Gig Harbor; and sisters “Jane” and “Aileen” McDonald, Tacoma; brother, John W. Mcdonald, Woodinville; sisters, Janice Bauer, Juneau, Alaska, Kathy and husband Bob Weeks, Arlington, Carol and husband, Bill Wrenn, Redmond; seven nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, East 54th and B St.  Viewing will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Unit at Tacoma General Hospital.  Arrangements under the direction of Piper-Morley Mellinger Funeral Directors.  472-3353.   (17 Dec 1992, Tribune)


Michael D. “Mike” McDonough    deceased 27 Mar 2009

Mike McDonough    Mike McDonough Michael D. McDonough, 66, a resident of Ocean Shores for the past 7 years, died March 27, 2009. Mike was employed at Safeway Inc. for 42 years and retired 10 years ago. He was a US Marine Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Linda, four children, Kenneth, Keith, Katherine and Kelly; two sisters, Judy and Marilyn and two brothers, Bill (Tipper) and Dennis; also five grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in Ocean Shores on April 26th at 3:00 PM at the Ocean Shores Eagles Club.   Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 4/12/2009



Jim Meline             deceased – may not be a classmate


Barry S. Methven    deceased – 26 Aug 2000

Barry S. Methven   “Gone Hunting” Barry, age 59, went to the happy hunting grounds to be with his dog Jake on August 26, 2000 at 7 PM. He was preceded in death by his daughter Monica and his fathers Floyd Roland and William Methven. Barry graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma in 1960. He was born in Seattle and lived in Blackdiamond and then Tacoma all of his life. He was a land surveyor and recently worked and retired from Whitaker Engineer’s and D.A. Berg, Inc. Barry was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent most of his time in Greenwater, WA and at the Naches, where he had numerous friends. Barry also shared his time and stories with many friends at the 43rd in Tacoma. Barry leaves his wife, Connie, of 10 years; his mother, Hope Roland; his sons Boone Methven (Cindy) and Dale Dixon, Jr. (Kim); his daughters, Marvina Bugajski (Paul) and Darcee Miller; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. two brothers, Dan and Dean Roland; and sisters, Janice Blanco (Al) and Diane McFarland (Ron). He also leaves behind several close friends. Viewing will be Wednesday, 8/30, 2-8 PM; funeral services, Thursday, 8/31, 1:00 PM at Price-Hel- ton,702 Auburn Way, Auburn, (253) 833-1165. Graveside services to follow at 3:00 PM at Fir Lane Memorial Park, 924 E 176th, Spanaway, 253-531-6600. Immediately after, reception celebrating Barry’s life at Fern Hill Methodist Church Reception Hall, 501 S. 84th St, Tacoma   Pub Date: 8/29/2000



Diane Lawrene MORSE Roeser   deceased - 22 Jan 2006

Roeser, Diane

Diane Lawrene (Morse) Roeser Diane Lawrene (Morse) Roeser, 63, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 22, 2006 at home. She was born Sept. 9, 1942 in Tacoma and was a 1960 graduate of Lincoln High School. Diane was a member of the Tacoma Model T Club, Model T International Club, GEAA Club and was the owner of the Marlowe Food Concession at the Puyallup Fair for 29 years. She enjoyed collecting antiques, especially vacuums and mop tins. She was in charge of arranging for hosts and sponsors for the WIAA High School State basketball tournaments. She was also the main caterer for the Model T Club events. Diane is survived by her husband of almost 45 years, Marlowe Roeser, son Russ (Bonnie) Roeser, daughter Judi (Wade) Moore, sister Shirley (Don) Taylor, 7 grandchildren: Wade Moore, Jr., John (Colleen) Moore, Justin Moore, Jared Moore, Kelsie Roeser, Nicholas Marlowe Roeser and Travis Revell. Viewing is Thurs. Noon to 8pm and funeral service is Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, 1:00 PM at Powers Funeral Home, 320 W. Pioneer, Puyallup, WA. Private family interment will follow. The family suggests memorials to your favorite charity.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 1/25/2006



Ronald Elliott  Moseson  deceased 4 July 2014

Ronald Elliott Moseson

October 8, 1942 - July 4, 2014


Obituary for Ronald Elliott Moseson

Ronald Elliott Moseson, a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend died unexpectedly on Friday July 4, 2014, at the age of 71. He was born on October 8, 1942 in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and went on to attend Western Washington University.

He was in sales most of his life as he was a natural born salesman. It was a perfect job for someone who was such a people person. He always saw the good in everyone and it was not hard for everyone to see the good in him. He was so genuine. In 1980, Ron founded Remco Distributing and became a very successful business owner for thirty years until his retirement in 2010.

He met the love of his life, Beverly Allison, in 1960 at Sunnyside Beach. He showed up at her house the next day and needless to say, they have been together ever since and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past December. They both felt so lucky to have one another. They had a very special and enduring love.

He was an incredibly loving father and grandfather, always encouraging and uplifting. He loved coaching and coached both his children for many years. He was a wonderful role model for not only his children and grandchildren, but for all the kids that were lucky enough to be coached by him.

Ron loved the game of golf. An avid golfer right up to the end, golfing eighteen holes the day before he passed. Thirty years ago, he started an annual golf trip to Arizona with three of his friends and every year the group got larger and eventually ended up some years with up to thirty guys. He loved organizing it and looked forward to it every year. He will be dearly missed by a countless number of golf buddies. He enjoyed many years and many friends as a member of Oakbrook Golf & Country Club.

He loved the many summers with his friends and family at his condo at Crescent Bar Resort and he enjoyed the past few winters at his home in Arizona that he purchased at retirement. He had a great sense of humor with a lightning quick mind. Always the jokester, he kept us smiling and laughing all the time. Remarkably thoughtful, helping so many people in so many different ways. He was a very proud man with more character than anyone I have ever known and was highly respected by all that knew him. He will be missed deeply. We love you, dad.

Ron is survived by his devoted wife Beverly; daughter Tammy and her husband Donnie Eaton; son Todd Moseson and his wife Teresa; grandchildren Brady, Tanner and Taylor Moseson; sister Linda and her husband Frank Poston. At Ron's request, a private memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood, Washington. A celebration of life party to be held at a later date. 




Gary L. Mriglot                 deceased - 27 Apr 2006  

Born 10/31/1942, passed away 4/27/2006 in Tacoma, WA.  Attended Lincoln High School and was a roller skater.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.  Gary was a member of the Eagles Aeries #3 for 15 years.  He leaves behind one brother, Edward (Young Ja) Mriglot, one sister, Betty (Howard) Romig, and two sons, Gary and Rick.  He was preceded in death by father Edward Sr., mother Evelyn, and brother Ronald.  A memorial service will be held from 2-5 PM Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at Eagles Aeries #3, 48th & South Tacoma Way.  Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home 548-0250.



Ronald Norman Myrvik    deceased – 31 May 1971



LeRoy Nelson   deceased  (1980 reunion book)


Walter A. Newell   deceased - 26 Oct 1968


Kenneth Alan Nilsen (deceased 11 Jul 2013)

November 15, 1942 - July 11, 2013


Obituary for Kenneth Nilsen

Kenneth Alan Nilsen was born November 15, 1942 in Tacoma, WA and passed away July 11, 2013 also in Tacoma.

A family gathering will be held at the home of his son, Kevin Nilsen, on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 to celebrate Kenneth's life




John Francis Nold   deceased - 31 Dec 2006

John Nold  John Francis Nold 1942-2006 A passionate husband, a giving father, a dear friend, and a most beloved man. Born in Tacoma, Washington on March 27, 1942 to Ruby and Francis Nold, John is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Margo, and his only son, John Allen. He was an only son who is also survived by his 2 sisters and their families, Bonnie and Don Wilbur and Nola and David Ewing. John met his one and only true love and wife, Margo, on a blind date at WSU, and they married shortly thereafter (12/28/1965). Upon graduation, John went on as an educator for over 30 years, and then continued on as a museum manager for another 8. He had often been described as a jack-of-all trades who had a great love for life and for those that surrounded him. It is with great sadness that we announced that John passed away at Providence St. Vincent's Hospital on December 31st, 2006 after complications resulting from heart surgery. A memorial-remembrance is planned at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E 5th St, in Vancouver, Washington at 2:30pm, Sunday January 7th. Friends and family are asked to join us in our honoring of this remarkable man's life. A man who was, and will forever be loved with the highest regards!   Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 1/4/2007


Lance R. Norton     (from annual) deceased


Patricia Jeanette NORTON Newton    deceased - 31 Oct 2004

Patricia Newton

Appeared: 2004-11-06

Patricia Jeanette Newton was born July 13, 1942 to Jay and Geraldine (Schorer) Norton. She passed away on October 31, 2004 at her home. Memorials and condolences may be mailed to the Newton Family at 1401 Marvin Road N.E., Suite 307, #183, Lacey, Washington, 98516. To leave a message for the family, please go to:


Carole Bernice O’CONNER Smith   deceased - 22 Apr 2005
Carole Smith
  Carole Bernice Smith Carole, 62, was born September 28, 1942, in Tacoma, WA to Harold J. and Dora O'Connor. She passed away on April 22, 2005, at Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, WA. She graduated from Lincoln H.S. and St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and worked for several years as a nurse in Barstow, CA before moving with her family to McKenna, WA. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yelm, WA. She is survived by her husband James Lavont Smith of McKenna, her four children Todd (Alisa) Smith of Rexburg, ID; Kevin (Shelley) Smith of Tacoma, WA; Rhonda (Andy) Kirsten of McKenna, WA; and Kirk (Jill) Smith of Rexburg, ID; her two sisters Shirley (Dean) Barnes of Puyallup, WA and Barbara (Robert) Breese of Saulkum, WA; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on April 25, 2005 at 1:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yelm, WA at 14023 Clark St. A viewing will precede the services at 12:00. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives of Sumner, WA. Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 4/23/2005.

Janie Marie OFSTHUN Bottcher     deceased - 29 dec 2012

Janie Marie (Ofsthun) Bottcher Age 70, passed away Saturday, December 29th surround by her family. Born in Minot, North Dakota to Woody and Barbara Ofsthun, she is survived by both of her parents, children Gale and Jana Zimmerman, granddaughter Alexandra Zielke, brother Dennis Ofsthun, sisters Judie Urquhart, and Sheree Ofsthun, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Words cannot describe how beautiful Janie was. She was loved by everyone, especially her family, but most of all by her Alley Cat (granddaughter). She had very special friends that she kept close to her from her years at Lincoln High School, and many more dear to her that came along throughout her life. Janie and her dear friend Karen Arntson shared a dream for retiring in their homes in San Felipe. However, as life would have it, their time ended. Together they continue their journey into eternity. Janie will be missed by all who knew her. Her love and zest for life will leave everlasting joy and laughter for all. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club Saturday, January, 5, 2013 at 3:00. Donations may be made to the National Stroke Association or the Tacoma/Pierce County Humane Society.
Pub Date: 1/3/2013   News Tribune




James Patrick O’Neill     deceased - 7 Jan 2006

James O'Neill

James Patrick O'Neill Jim was born on October 23, 1942 in Tacoma, WA and passed away on January 7, 2006 at Franciscan Hospice House. He said he was "Going home to Ireland" (a place he always dreamed of visiting). Jim graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and LaSalle Airline School in 1961. He had a 42 year career with the airlines in reservations, and then passenger and cargo sales. The last ten years he was self employed transporting cargo all over the world for Air Canada, American Airlines, Sun Country, etc. Jim developed many friendships throughout his life. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and generosity to others. Jim loved old cars, animals, bowling, traveling, meeting new people, and taking cruises with his wife, Karen. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 36 years, Karen, mother Helen, brother Larry (and wife Sue), nephew Larry, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in WA and Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father,James Edward, and brother Lyle. A special thanks to Luci and staff at Bethel House and the staff at Franciscan Hospice for the loving care they provided. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Franciscan Hospice, P.O. Box 1502 , Tacoma, WA 98401-1502. Please sign the online guest book at .     Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 1/11/2006.


Laurie D. OSWALT Morris   deceased - 16 April 2009
Laurie D. Morris   Laurie D. Morris Born Aug. 12, 1942; died peacefully in her home on April 16, 2009. Graduated from Lincoln H.S. 1960. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Ron, 4 children, John, Randy, Michelle, and Sue, and 10 grandchildren. Instead of flowers, please make donations to the Fish Food Bank. Services will be held at St. John of the Woods at 9903 24th Ave. E., Tacoma. A Rosary will be held on Tues., April 21, 2009 at 11am, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00.   Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) from 4/19/2009 - 4/20/2009



Judy Anne (PADUR) Bush    deceased – 29 Dec 2010

Judy Anne Bush (Padur) Age 68, born in Tacoma Washington on June 2, 1942, passed on, Dec. 29, 2010 in San Diego, California at Sharp Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She is survived by daughters Kaaren Cambio (Mark) of Kingwood, TX , Kelly Steele (Todd) of San Antonio, TX, grandson Brandon Cambio, granddaughter Megan Cambio, stepmother Jane Fry, sister Carol Maul (Clint), brothers Rick Padur (Laura), and Neal Padur (Linnea). Judy was a graduate of Washington State University and did her graduate work at San Diego State University. She spent most of her teaching years at Kearny High School in San Diego and retired in 2004 after teaching for 28 years. She loved animals and was an avid equestrian rider. At Judy's request there will be no memorial service.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on January 4, 2011





Donald S. Paiva    deceased – 8 Jul 1996

Don Paiva, a longtime resident of Tacoma, died July 8, 1996. He was born on August 28, 1941 in Kingston, MA. He was a 1960 graduate of Lincoln High School and active in the choir and the Tacoma Little Theater. Upon graduation he served in the United States Air Force from 1060-62. Occupations after the Air Force included Tacoma General Hospital and Tacoma School District. During the 70's and 80's, Don served as a soccer coach and referee for 16 years, involved in both Pierce County Youth Soccer and at secondary and collegiate level. For many years Don was also a Real Estate Broker and Appraiser. His last job was working with troubled youth at the Puget Sound Center. Don was active in a variety of organizations, including the Washington State Democratic Party, Alcoholics Anonymous, Optimist International (current Lieutenant Governor) and Harvard Covenant Church. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two children, son, Randy (Kim) Paiva; daughter, Corleen Paiva; 2 step-children, son, Shawn (Michelle) Blocker and daughter, Shanon (John) Nokes; sister, Delyne Ravida; brothers, Stanton (Ellen) Weston, Alan Paiva and Wayne Paiva; 5 grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Harvard Covenant Church, 1611-85th St. East, Tacoma, 98445, or Optimist International, 4494 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108, or the Group Health Foundation, 521 Wall St., Seattle, WA 98121 and specify Hospice. Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 12, at 3pm at Harvard Covenant Church. Arrangements by Tacoma Funeral Home and Cemeteries. #564-1311.   Pub Date: 7/10/1996


George C. Parent       deceased – 15 Apr 2006

PARENT, George C.   Of Kalamazoo   Formerly of Tacoma, WA

Passed away on April 15, 2006 due to complicated health issues. He was born August 27, 1942 in Tacoma, WA. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn (Bowman) Parent. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Barbara (John) Bowman-Hafer of Denver, CO and Dorothy (Loel) Newton of Kalamazoo; a half brother, Leland Hogle of California; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. George graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University in 1973. He then received his Masters in Education in 1978. George and his wife worked in the Kalamazoo Public School System until their retirement in 1996. For several winters they lived in Mexico, south of Cancun. George was an avid traveler who loved learning about other cultures, especially Mexican & Mayan cultures. They greatly admired his eagerness to learn and communicate in their languages. George enjoyed bringing his travel experiences back into his student classroom, with slides and artifacts from his travels. George and his wife traveled to 60 countries, always taking part in learning about their unique cultures and establishing lasting relationships. George's talents included photography, oil painting and writing among others, which he shared with many. He recently had an art exhibit at the Epic Center. Those left will continue to love and remember his many different drum beats of life. According to his wishes, no services are planned. Donations may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20037. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St.  
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 4/21/2006.

George C. Parent   8/27/1942 - 4/15/2006  George was born and raised in Tacoma; passed away in Kalamazoo, MI where he lived most of his adult life.  George received his master's in Education in 1978.  Taught in the Kalamazoo school system for 26 years, retiring in 1996.  George and his wife, Carolyn (Bowman) Parent of 42 years, traveled the world together, teaching and learning.  George was a wild and crazy guy and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Come and raise a toast to him at the Community Tav at 56th and South "M" St. on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 6:00 pm.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 5/9/2006.


Diane Inez PATRICK Kerner (deceased 29 Mar 2013)

Diane I. Kerner

June 11, 1942 - March 29, 2013

Obituary for Diane I. Kerner

Diane was born in Tacoma, WA on June 11, 1942 and passed away on March 29, 2013. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her husband Vern. She is survived by son David (Sara) Kerner, daughter Terri (Bryan) Shupe, granddaughter Stephanie Shupe, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM in the Mountain View Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.    Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.





Cecial Alexander Pearson    deceased – 1 Sep 1986


Janet Elizabeth PERRIN Eggers  deceased - 7 Jun 2010   

July 25, 1942 ~ June 7, 2010

Jan was born July 25, 1942 in Tacoma Washington. She leaves behind husband Glen and three children, Jim, Jerry and Suzy and two stepchildren Steven and Michael, six Grandchildren, and a brother Bill Perrin in Tacoma, WA. Preceded in death by brother Alexander Perrin and her parents.
She was tutored in the art of selling by her husband and worked at Eggers Food Service for many years. After they sold the business she went on to be a regional manager for a division of Kellogg and then to Blue Bell Snack Foods in Portland for many years as a Sales Manager for food service and club stores. Later she worked as a mortgage broker for Island Financial Group for nine years.
She enjoyed salmon fishing and catching bigger fish than her husband. She was a quilter.
At age 60 she could not walk up a flight of stairs and started working out and told her trainer that she wanted to do the Discovery Walk and did so the following year, then got serious and joined Women Walk the Marathon and completed that in 9 hours. She also was a team member of Glenwood Community Church and did the Portland to Coast Relay Walk. All of this while having COPD. Her last walk was the
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure as a cancer survivor and packing a oxygen bottle.
She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
She completed her last marathon and is now with her Lord
and Savior and dancing on the streets of gold.
A celebration of Jan's life will be held on Saturday June 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Glenwood Community Church, 12201 NE 72nd Ave Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the American Cancer Society.
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Linda Lou PETERSON Perdue   deceased 28 January 2014

Linda Lou Perdue (nee Peterson) 29 October 1942 to 28 January 2014 Linda, a Tacoma native, passed away surrounded by family in the early morning hours of January 28th.  She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Van Perdue, son Earl and wife Heather, son Eric and wife Erika, daughter Laura Higdon and husband Bill, her sister Jean Kellogg and husband Dennis, brother Glenn Peterson, and grandchildren Lisa and Sara Perdue, Sam and Matthew Higdon, and Dylan and Andrew Perdue, and step-grandchildren Drew, Layne and Sloane Perkins.  She fought a 38-year battle with multiple sclerosis (MS) with grace and dignity, never allowing this struggle to prevent her embrace of all life had to offer.  She was an avid reader, a formidable opponent in any sort of word game, a lover and Master of Contract Bridge, and a lover of the arts.  She was a regular attendee of author readings at the Elliot Bay Book Company, and held season tickets to the Tacoma Actors Guild, the Broadway Performing Arts Center, ACT, and the Seattle Rep among others.  She passed her love of books and theatre on to her children and grandchildren, holding Seattle Children's Theatre season tickets and attending performances with them.  The family would like to express their gratitude to her caregiver and fierce protector of 12 years, Senia Papaia, and her weekend caregiver, Linda Powell, and to the staff of Allenmore Hospital's Emergency and ICU departments for their compassion and professionalism.  A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, February 9th, from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Studio 3 at the Pantages Theatre at 901 Broadway in downtown Tacoma. Donations in her name can be made via Laura's Walk MS page (to benefit both research and local patients living with the disease) through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Northwest Chapter .
Pub Date: 2/2/2014      New Tribune




Rand D. Peterson    deceased –  14 Apr 2005

Rand Peterson

Rand D. Peterson 7-2-1942 to 4-14-2005 Survived by father Palmer Peterson; sister Pamela Pulisevich; niece Kimberly Poulter. At his request there will be no funeral service.
Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 4/23/2005.

Michael Jay Petry   deceased - 12 Aug 2009

Michael Jay Petry     Born in Tacoma, WA May 6, 1942 and passed away in Lakewood, WA August 12, 2009.  Grew up in Tacoma, graduate of Lincoln High School, served in the Army in Germany and Thailand.  Predeceased by parents Virgil J and Margaret H Petry, sister Carol Lee and wife Julie.  Survived by children Kenneth, Christina, Debra, Jeffrey and Richard; brothers Dennis (Janet) Petry and Richard (Eva) Killian; sisters Maurine Gramling and Kathleen (Vernon) Noel, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  At Michael's request there will be no funeral service; his final resting place will be with wife, Julie, at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.  There will be a gathering of family and friends at the home of Kathy and Vernon Noel on Saturday, August 22, 2009, 2-5PM, at 3217 88th St. S., Lakewood, WA 98499.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on August 18, 2009


John Gary Pietila            deceased – 1 Apr 2002

John "Gary" Pietila  Age 59, died at his home in La Jolla, CA, after a brave fight with brain cancer, on April 1st. He was born in Tacoma, WA on December 7, 1942. He was a 1960 graduate of Lincoln High School and a 1964 graduate of University of Washington, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated as a Second Lieutenant in the Army ROTC program, serving at Aberdeen Proving Grounds and Ft. Riley, Kansas. Gary was employed with Procter & Gamble for 30 years, retiring as a Director, Product Supply-North Ameri- can Customer Services/Logistics-Central. He was a member of the Torrey Pines Men’s Golf Club and served as a two-term President of the Coronado Council of the Navy League of the United States. Gary loved his wife, Patty, the game of golf, his country, his company, his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Patty; sons Dan Pietila of Phoenix, AZ, Jeff Pietila of Olympia, WA, Erik Pietila of Cincinnati, OH, and Todd Thomas of Davis, CA; grandson Hunter Pietila; sisters Pat Mansfield of Puyallup, WA, Beverly Bjerke of Billings, MT. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on April 11th at Calvary Community Church, 15116 Gary Street, Sumner, WA 98390 (253- 863-3352). Flower Arrangements: Church. Donations: Vitas Healthcare Corpora- tion (Hospice), 8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 950, San Diego, CA 92108.  Pub Date: 4/7/2002



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