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Ronald Ben Pincock     deceased 6 Dec 2005

Ronald Ben Pincock Born April 7, 1942 in Toppenish, Washington, passed away December 6, 2005 at the age of 63 after a year long battle with cancer. Ron is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jennifer; his children, Stephen (Cecy), Dawn (Mitch) and Toni (Quinn), his grandchildren Caleb, Marisa, Spencer, Banner and Skylar; and his sister, Jerilyn White of Pocatello, Idaho. He moved to Tacoma as an infant where he spent his life. After graduating from Lincoln High School in 1960, he attended college at BYU before joining the Army and serving in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. After serving his country for 4 years he returned to Tacoma where he spent the rest of his career as a General Contractor as the owner of Roberts Construction Company. He enjoyed doing extensive remodeling on his home and lake cabin. He enjoyed boating and spent many patient hours teaching kids to water ski. He liked camping with his family, as well as hunting and fishing. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and spent most of his life teaching Sunday School to children. He also served as the Scout Master at his church. His services will be on Saturday, December 10, 2005 12:00PM at the Mt View LDS Chapel, 7520 25th Ave E. Tacoma WA. Viewing Friday, December 9th at New Tacoma Cemetery from 4-8 PM. Donations can be made to Franciscan Hospice or LDS Humanitarian Services.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 12/9/2005.


Milton C. Placy   deceased - 18 Mar 1988 



Eulis A. Presley            deceased - 9 Dec 2010  (Eulis was a classmate at Whitman Elementary)

Eulis A. Presley Age 69, passed away peacefully on 12/9/2010 after a battle with lung cancer. He had 39 wonderful years with his wife, Ok Kyung, who was at his side. Eulis was born 4/20/1941 in Laudon, TN, the son of late James and Lillian Presley. He joined the military in 1967 and served as a member of the 1st Special Forces in Vietnam, where he led numerous special operations. After he retired from the military in 1981, he continued his relentless commitment on behalf of his fellow war veterans and the Mountagnards who had been allies to the American soldiers during Vietnam War. He worked for the U.S. Postal service and retired in 2007. On 8/8/2010 our hero was recognized as a Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment (DMOR) of the United States Army for his outstanding performance and contributions. He is survived by his loving wife, Ok Kyung Presley, many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews who respected and admired his modesty and quiet courage. In his memory, make donations to Bethesda Baptist Church. Funeral services to be held at New Tacoma Cemetery on 12/15/2010; 11AM.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on December 12, 2010




Alan Neil Rasmussen  deceased 21 June 2014

Alan Neil Rasmussen was born in Tacoma, Washington on November 5, 1942, and passed away in Lakewood, Washington on June 21, 2014.  Alan was a lifelong and proud resident of the Tacoma and Lakewood area.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and then attended the University of Washington, where he studied Political Science and graduated in 1964.  Alan then attended the University of Washington School of Law, graduated in 1967, and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in September of that year.  In 1968 Alan began serving in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division, and honorably served one tour of duty in Vietnam.  While serving in Vietnam, Alan was highly regarded by his fellow soldiers and officers and was awarded several medals and honors, including a Bronze Star for meritorious service in connection with ground operations.  Upon returning home from Vietnam in 1969, Alan began working as an attorney in a law firm in Fife, Washington, and shortly thereafter he started his own solo law practice in Spanaway, Washington and maintained his own law practice for 43 years.  Alan met the love of his life, Twila, in 1969 and they married in 1970.  Alan and Twila celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2014, and they were constant companions, as Twila was the only person Alan trusted to assist him at his law practice.  Alan and Twila worked together every day for 41 years.  Alan had two great loves, his family and practicing law.  He was very compassionate and generous with his time, often assisting those who were in need of his legal services for very little, or no money at all.  He strongly believed that legal services should be available and affordable to all.  When not spending time with his family, Alan was happiest being at work and helping those in need of his legal services.  Alan was above all a thoughtful and modest person, who never asked for much in return as he took great pleasure in helping people in any way possible.  Alan is survived by his wife, Twila, his children, who gave him great joy and pride, Genevieve Davis (Kirk) and Jordan Rasmussen (Jess), and grandchildren Grant and Colette Davis and Skylar and Colton Rasmussen.  At Alan's request, no service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Pub Date: 7/1/2014      News Tribune



Janice Eileen READEL (deceased 21 Jul 2013)

Janice Eileen Readel
(August 26, 1942 - July 21, 2013)

Jan passed away in Puyallup, WA after a short battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents Marian and Sylvester Readel and her brother Alan Readel. She leaves behind her dog Murry. She is also survived by siblings Jackie Barrett (Gary), Jeannie Reopelle, Kathy Pogue (Larry), Russ Readel (Ede) , Wayne Readel and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.


Jan Graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. She worked at Les Davis Fishing Tackle Co. for several years. She then trained to become a pharmacy technician and worked at St. Joseph Hospital pharmacy for a few years. Her health started to decline and she had to give up her pharmacy technician job. , Jan started a small home daycare when her health improved. She was able to do that for about eight years until her health failed again. Jan struggled with her health most of her life but she always tried to provide for herself.

She loved animals and was always taking in stray animals and trying to mend them. She especially loved dogs and always had a dog in her life. She was very involved in animal welfare and active in SPCA. She liked nothing better than having a cup of coffee while sitting in her porch swing on a sunny afternoon.


Memorial donations may be given in Jan’s name to Pierce County Animal Welfare, 8504 Chambers Creek Road, University Place, WA 98467.


A rosary and graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery on Friday, July 26 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by




Ronald Robert Robinson            deceased – 5 Oct 1990

Born June 30, 1942 in Centralia, passed away October 5, 1990.  He grew up in South Tacoma and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960.  He served 2 years in the Navy after graduation.  He was then assistant manager of the Value Variety Center for many years before becoming self employed.  He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Ron McFall; niece and nephew, Michele and Sean; plus many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.  He was a loving, gentle, giant of a man.



Jerry Mills Rogers            deceased - 9 Apr 2004

Jerry Mills Rogers passed away April 9, 2004, in Libby, Montana. Born in Tacoma, August 4, 1942. Jerry graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. He was a master furniture upholsterer, but his greatest loves were bowling (in his younger days), fishing and watching the Dodgers on TV. He was born to Melvia Mills Gurall and George Gurall in Tacoma. The marriage dissolved and Mel married W. Glenn Rogers. He is survived by Mel and Glenn Rogers of Tacoma; 3 stepbrothers Ron, Gerald and Dennis of Seattle; sister Jeanne McClain, Phoenix, AZ and three children Lisa Wines of Tacoma, Ron and Darren of Gig Harbor. Also, aunt Norma Long of Tacoma, numerous cousins, nephews, grandchildren and best friend Joyce Larson of Libby, Montana. Memorial services will be held in Libby at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Jerry will be missed and loved by all forever.  Pub Date: 4/25/2004



Gloria Jean RORTVEDT Freed     deceased –  26 Apr 1998

Gloria J. (Rortvedt) Freed
Gloria Freed 56, passed away at her home in Tacoma on April 26, 1998 after a long battle with cancer. Gloria was born in Tacoma, Wa. on Dec. 24, 1941 to Thorvald and Sigrid Rortvedt. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. Gloria is survived by Gordon Freed, her loving husband of 36 years; two daughters, Colleen (Jay) Clark and Jennifer Freed; granddaughter, Kourtney Clark; brother, Gary Rortvedt; sister, Cheryl Matthews; niece, Candice Hentges; two nephews, Dustin Hentges and Patrick Matthews; mother, Sigrid Rortvedt; and mother-in-law, Violet Loehrke; and numerous relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Thorvald Rortvedt, grandmother, Mary Evanson, and granddaughter, Shelby Clark. She will be greatly missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held in the Northwest Church at 34800 21st Ave. S.W., Federal Way 98023 Sat. May 2nd, at 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northwest Church for missions in Gloria's name. Viewing Tues. 1:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wed. 9:00 to 4:30. Arrangements by Fir Lane Funeral Home.   Pub Date: 4/28/1998



Bill Runyan (Doran)    deceased


Kathleen MaryAnn “Kaye” SABOL Cross         deceased – 17 dec 1984


Ronald B. Schafer     deceased – 26 Aug 1990



Carol M. SCHLOSSER Nichols    deceased - 5 Oct 2003

Noel Gary Schuler      deceased - 5 Jan 2013

Noel Gary Schuler Our amazing husband and father, Noel, died peacefully on January 5, 2013 surrounded by loved ones following a brief illness of pneumonia.  A lifelong Tacoma resident, Noel was born January 20, 1942 to Emil and Nora (Grande) Schuler.  Noel graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 at which time he earned the Boy Scout Pro Deo Gloria Patra Award for God and Country.  He went on to study art and education at Pacific Lutheran University.  In 1964 Noel married his wife of 48 years, Janice Malm.  Together they made their home in Lakewood and were blessed with three children, Kimberly, Mark, and B.J. Noel enjoyed life to the fullest with family and friends camping at the ocean, road trips to California, cheering for the Seahawks and Cougars, attending school and church activities, monthly Pinochle games, pheasant hunting in Eastern Washington, fiestas and siestas in Mexico, and exploring history in Europe and Japan.  Noel retired after 38 years with West Coast Grocery (Supervalu).  In his retirement Noel devoted himself to his church, Christ Lutheran, and the Elbe Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served as President and was recognized for his service.  Above all, Noel's greatest joy was time spent with his granddaughters.  Noel is preceded in death by his parents.  Noel is survived by his wife, Janice Schuler; his children, Kimberly Smith, Mark Schuler, and B.J. Schuler; his granddaughters, Allysha, Emily, Kaylee, and Nataley Smith, Amy and Brynn Schuler; sister, Carol Karwoski (Frank); and many loving extended family members.  Noel will be greatly missed for his gentle spirit, his kindness, his faith, and his compassion.  A celebration of Noel's life will be held on Friday, January 11 at 1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran, 8211 112th ST SW, Lakewood.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Christ Lutheran or the Elbe Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 8, Elbe, Washington 98330.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on January 9, 2013




David Allen Shriner   deceased – 17 Feb 1981



Dorothy A. SIMONS Kenning   deceased – 13 Oct 2002


Captola Marie Skelton    deceased - 9 Aug 2005

Carolyn Lee SOKOLOWSKI Grismore     deceased - 28 Jun 2008   

Carolyn "obit" based on comments by her on-line friends at


Carolyn Grismore, also known on these forums as Leandra, lost her battle with cancer and passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, June 28. She is survived by her daughter Susan, her son David and granddaughter Rachel, her sister Maryann and her brother Roy, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
In lieu of any memorials, the family asks that assistance be given to your local Hospice - or to the American Cancer Society.
A class act through and through.  Rest in peace, Carolyn.

In 1997 I spent a week with her in Seattle and we traveled all over the peninsula area west of Puget Sound. Damn, but that's pretty country! We hit Mt. Ranier, Pike Street and all the big touristy places. I met her sister at that time ... her daughter was living elsewhere so I missed meeting her.
I met Carolyn more than 10 years ago when we were playing in Kymer/WorldsAway. She was Aisha back then. When we had a gathering in Seattle, she invited me to stay with her for the few days that the gathering went on. I was going through a really hard time then and she was a great listener.
I didn't stay in touch with Carolyn or most of the others from that era. I had real life situations that forced me to move on and make changes in my life. I wish I had kept in touch better. She was a genuine person with a huge heart. I was really sorry to hear that she had cancer and from what I have read here, she went quickly, which is a blessing.
Dream well, Carolyn. You left your memory in the hearts of many.

There haven't been any services. She will be cremated by the Neptune Society and her ashes scattered in Puget Sound, which she loved so much. In august there will possibly be a family/friends memorial get-together.

June 2008, Everett, WA


James Lynn Sorenson       deceased – 22 Apr 1980

39, a lifelong resident of the Tacoma-Roy area, died Tuesday.  He was a back tender on the first paper machine for the St. Regis Paper Co.  He was a Lance-Corporal in the Marine Corps Reserve during the Vietnam War.  Survivors include his wife, Vicki R.: a daughter, Stephanie L. and a son, Timothy M., both of the home; and a sister, Grace L. Daniels of Phoenix, Arizona.


Barney E. Stallone        deceased – 15 Aug 2010

Barney E. Stallone A lifelong Tacoma resident, he was born March 1, 1940 and passed away August 15, 2010 at the age of 70. Barney never married. He was preceded in death by two brothers, and he is survived by one sister and two brothers. Barney had numerous nieces and nephews and some good friends who all loved him and will miss him greatly. Please join us for a memorial service at 11 a.m. on 8/28/2010 at Roy Community Church, 104 S. Lyle St., Roy, WA 98580, 253.843.1398. Barney is interred at Old Tacoma Cemetery.  Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on August 26, 2010


Georgia Charlene STOUMBAUGH Twaites     deceased - 27 Dec 2012

Georgia Charlene Twaites (Stoumbaugh) Georgia was born on October 15, 1942 to George and Helen Stoumbaugh, in Denver, Colorado, the second of seven children.  Surrounded by her family and friends, she passed away on December 27, 2012 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's, beginning her long-awaited journey home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ.  Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, George and Helen Stoumbaugh, her beloved brother Marlin Stoumbaugh, and sister-in-law Beverly Stoumbaugh.  Georgia was blessed with three children who survive her, John R. Twaites III, Daniel R. Twaites, and Christina L. Chamberlin (Bob), two biological grandchildren, Adam Chamberlin and Maxi Anna Soulier, and many adopted grandchildren.  She leaves behind a brother, Robert (Bob) Stoumbaugh, and 4 sisters, Bonnie Lu Holland, Ellie Carosa, and the twins Donna Kay (Roy) Tracy and Lonna May (Al) Holmquist, sister-in-law Judy McInnes, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and her Pierce Transit family and friends.  Georgia was a longtime resident of Tacoma, moving here from Colorado in 1953.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960, and was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church.  She loved to garden and maintained an immaculate home.  She spent many years working with children in the Tacoma School System, with the City of Tacoma seniors, Goodwill Industries in placement of handicapped individuals, and most recently retired from Pierce Transit after a long and happy career.  She was a well-respected, integral part of her community and will be missed by many.  A celebration of Georgia's life will be held at 11:00 am on January 12, 2013 at Fircrest Presbyterian Church, 1250 Emerson St., Fircrest, WA, luncheon to follow.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to 360-515-8910  Pub Date: 1/6/2013    News Tribune





Harold Eugene Strauss        deceased – 11 Nov 1993


Shirley Marie SUMMERS Greer   deceased 17 March 2014 


Shirley M. Greer Of Bellingham, WA passed away March 17, 2014 surrounded by her family.   She leaves behind her loving husband of 52 years Les, daughter Lanette Seaholm (Mike Seaholm), son Les Jr (Kelly Mojarro), sister Kathy Summers, and her 5 grandchildren, Megan Greer, Emily Greer, Aubrey Greer, Trevor Seaholm and Natalie Seaholm.  Shirley was born October 7, 1942 in Tacoma, WA.  She was deeply involved in her church and also volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital for the last several years.  Her greatest love was being involved in the lives of her grandchildren, especially when it came to watching them in their many sports activities.  She was truly their greatest fan.  A memorial service to honor Shirley will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014, 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bellingham, WA.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Whatcom County Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church in memory of Shirley Greer.   Pub Date: 3/19/2014   News Tribune



Jimmy George Sundahl      deceased –  22 Dec 2012

Social Security Death Index       about Jimmy G Sundahl


Jimmy G Sundahl


13 Jul 1942


22 Dec 2012

State (Year) SSN issued:

Washington (1955-1956)



Patrick Edward Swanson    deceased - 26 Sep 2011
Patrick Edward Swanson   Pat passed away on September 26, 2011 at his cabin in Dayton, Washington, preparing for his favorite time of year.  Born on St. Patrick's Day 1942 to Vera and Archie Swanson, Pat graduated from Lincoln High School and served two years in the US Marine Corps.  Pat was a true "Jack of all Trades" having spent time working as a logger, boilermaker, truck driver, truck driver instructor, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Teamsters.  As a young man, he was an accomplished pianist and baritone player and earned a music scholarship to Western Washington University.  Pat was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved to hunt and fish and was always happiest to be away with family and friends at hunting camp or on his boat.  He also spent a great deal of his time on the golf course and playing cards, but mostly he enjoyed social time with his friends.  Pat is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sally, his two sons and their wives, Christopher (Christine) and Mark (Macki), four grandchildren, Tomara, James, Shawn, and Collin, sisters-in law Judy Scott and Marlene Swanson, nephews Brian and Brent, and niece Julie.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Vera and Archie, and his brother Roger Swanson.  A memorial service will be held at the Puyallup Eagles on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at noon.  Pub Date: 10/2/2011    News Tribune



Remembering Our Departed Teamster Brothers and Sisters

Pat Swanson Service October 6, 2011
Posted: September 30, 2011
Former Local 313 Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Swanson passed away Monday, September 26th at his recreation cabin near Dayton, Washington.  Patrick Swanson became a Business Representative in 1991 and was the Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local Union No. 313 from 1992 to 1999.  After leaving Teamsters Local 313, Pat went to work at Northwest Cascade, Inc. and retired from there last year.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at noon at the Puyallup Eagles located at 202 Fifth St NW, Puyallup, WA 98371.



Stanley M. Swettenam     deceased – 28 Mar 2005

Stanley Swettenam  Stanley M. Swettenam October 31, 1941 – March 28, 2005 Stanley Swettenam, born in Burlington, WA passed away peacefully at the age of 63. Stan was an outdoorsman and had a passion for fishing. He retired after 27 years of service as a detective with the Tacoma Police Department. Stanley is survived by his loving wife Carol; daughter Connie (Brad) Wallum; step-children Scott (Sonia) Billingsley, Kelly (Doug) Rettko, Lance Billingsley; grandchildren Kyle, Sarah, Mitchell, Addison and Delaney: Sisters Carol Murfitt and Patricia Stice; and 3 Nephews. Stan will be dearly missed by all. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 1st at 2:30pm Chambers Creek Chapel at New Tacoma Cemetery. Family requests donation be made to Shop With A Cop, 930 Tacoma Ave. #340, Tacoma, WA 98402 in Stanley's name.
Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 3/30/2005





Janice L. TAKAHARA Wells    deceased – 15 Feb 1993



Gary L. Taylor     deceased – 12 Jan 1987

James Terry    deceased - 23 Sep 1981   


Terry D. Thaden       deceased - 30 Sep 2010

Terry D. Thaden
Age 67, was born in Tacoma, WA on 2/9/1942 and died of a stroke in Hillsboro, OR on 9/30/2010. He was preceded in death by parents John and Kathryn Thaden. Terry is survived by sisters Kathy Jenkins (Allan) and Laura Thaden-Haugen, and brother Mitch Thaden. He is also survived by a large extended family, including many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many close friends. Terry attended school and worked in Washington, Arizona, and Oregon, and spent many happy vacations at the family beach property in Gig Harbor. He enjoyed spending time with his pets, especially his dog Zar. A memorial get-together to celebrate Terry's life will be held in Gig Harbor in the summer of 2011.  Pub Date: 10/3/2010  New Tribune

Thaden, Terry 68 02/09/1942 09/30/2010 Terry was born in Tacoma He was a mechanic for TriMet Terry is survived by his sisters, Kathy Jenkins and Laura Thaden-Haugen; and brother, Mitch. A memorial will be held in the summer of 2011. Arrangements by Springer and Son Aloha Funeral Home & Crematory.   Published in The Oregonian on October 4, 2010 


Billie THOMAS Takawa     deceased - 31 Mar 2006

Billie Thomas Tawaka    Billie Thomas Tawaka, 65, died March 31, 2006.
He was born March 2, 1941, in Wenatchee.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Okanogan Valley Church of the Nazarene, Okanogan.
Precht-Harrison Nearents Chapel, Okanogan, is in charge of arrangements.

(Omak Chronicle, 4/5/06)

Thomas S. Tipton      deceased - 15 Aug 2010
Thomas S. Tipton Age 68, of Grants Pass, OR, died Aug. 15, 2010 in Grants Pass. He was born Dec. 9, 1941 in Tacoma, WA. He was an educator and coach at Stadium High School until his retirement in 1996. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors with his family. He is survived by his wife Eileen Tipton of Grants Pass, OR, sons Jeffrey Tipton of Puyallup, WA and Mark Tipton of Half Moon Bay, CA, and a grandson. Private cremation services have been held at Chapel of the Valley - LB Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass, OR.   Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on August 21, 2010
Thomas Samuel Tipton, 68, of Grants Pass died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Three Rivers Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home.

Frank W. Tisdale   deceased - 16 Feb 2007      


Donald George Topping    deceased - 11 May 2007

Donald Topping

Donald G. Topping "Top" passed away May 11, 2007 after a brief struggle with the dreaded "C". He was born Nov. 7, 1942 in Tacoma to George "SWISH" and Monica Topping, who have preceded him in death. He is survived by aunts Pauline Erhart of Bismarck, N.D. and Gloria Hagen of Lakewood, WA, also cousins Irene Elter of Mandan, N.D. and Pamela Shaw of Lakewood. Don also leaves behind a Brotherhood of friends, some dating back to his days at Whitman Elementary School. Don knew no enemies and never forgot people he met. Raised in Tacoma, Don attended Whitman, Stewart and Lincoln High School, graduating in 1960. Don's first job was with United Airlines, working at SeaTac and Honolulu. He left UAL and returned to school and graduated from PLU. After graduation he worked for Lewis and Kitsap Counties before joining Washington Natural Gas, retiring in 1997. Don was an avid sports fan. He was a "natural athlete" and excelled in any sport he played...unlike a lot of the Brotherhood! An avid golfer with a "sweet swing", Don enjoyed his many trips to Scottsdale and Myrtle Beach. Special thanks go out to "Big Lew", Herbie and his neighbor and friend, Don Wilson for getting Don to his treatments and nearly daily appointments, giving Don security and strength while he endured his battle. Also, to those members of the Brotherhood who sat with Don for 24 hours a day while he was in the Franciscan Hospice House during his final days; DCline, Jerry, Frank, Fred, Bish, Marshall, Moe and Chuck. Don was not going to pass away alone. To the staff at Hospice House, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the tender care you gave our friend and for the kindness you showed to all of us and the understanding of the constant parade of his many friends who visited him to show their love. All of us will miss him very much. Funeral services for Don will be Friday, May 18, at 11:00AM at the New Tacoma Cemetery. Reception to follow at Canyon Creek at Meadow Park Golf Course. He was a member of the founding family of the Tacoma Cemetery and will be buried in the family plot on Topping Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to South End Boys and Girls Club, 4910 S. Pine St., Tacoma, WA 98408.
Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) from 5/14/2007 - 5/15/2007.


Barry Tradewell    deceased –  27 Apr 1987



Delores Irene TREAKLE Winnie       deceased – 1 Apr 1981




Judy Ann TWAITES McInnes (deceased 22 Jun 2013)



Judy McInnes Passed away after a short battle with cancer June 22, 2013, with her daughters Mary and Becky and son-in-law Scott at her side.  Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Gene McInnes, as well as her parents, John and Carrie Twaites.  Judy is survived by her brother John Twaites II (Becky), daughters Mary Franks and Becky Fueston (Scott), two grandchildren, Wyatt and Samantha Fueston, stepchildren Martha Stennent (Harold) and Colin McInnes, a niece and three nephews, very special friends Joe and Judy Walsh, and many friends from the FOE.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 28th, at 10am in the Mountain View Valley Chapel, with a reception to follow at South Tacoma Eagles Club.  In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Franciscan Hospice House.   Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on June 26, 2013



James Allen Van Horne    deceased - 24 May 2007

James Allen Van Horne  James Allen Van Horne, born April 15, 1941, died May 24, 2007 at home. He was a lifetime Tacoma resident, army veteran and retired from the Milwaukee Railroad. Jim’s real passion was cars and he loved building street rods, he was a member of the Old Timers Car Club.  Jim is survived by his brother and sister in law, Jerry and Shirley Van Horne, and two daughters, Debbie and Lisa.  Graveside services will be held Friday, June 1, 2007 11:00 am at Tahoma National Cemetery. Viewing at the funeral home Thursday, May 31, 2007, 2:00 – 7:00 pm. Please leave online condolences at Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home 253-572-6003.  Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 5/27/2007


Julia Vargo     deceased – 17 Nov 1989


Janice Marguerite WARNER Vogel   deceased - 17 Mar 1984



Gary Stephen Weinreich   deceased - 15 Oct 1962

Roy Gene Welch, Sr.    deceased – 24 Jul 2009

ROY GENE WELCH Sr.  Roy Gene Welch Sr. Age 67, passed away from a brain aneurysm Friday July 24, 2009. Roy was born August 18, 1941 in Tacoma, WA to James and Ida Welch. Roy was the "Good Ole Boy" on the Long Haul Road from Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay for 30 years. He considered himself a true Alaskan Sourdough. Roy graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA. Roy started truck driving for Tam Engineering and drove for 16 years with them and ended his career with Sourdough Freight Lines of Fairbanks AK. Married to Barbara Jean Packard of Tacoma. They decided to move to Fairbanks, AK for the opportunity to be part of the new Alaska Pipeline. Roy earned the Alaskan Outstanding Trucker of the Year in 1997. Roy was a loving and devoted husband, dad and grandpa. He loved fishing (when in WA) at Lake Ohop, his second home. Roy Sr. is survived by his wife Barbara Jean Welch, his brother Jim Welch (Joanne), his children Roy Welch Jr., Dianna Fritz (Fred), Debbie Nelson (Russ), Cindy Hamlin, Catherine Shively (Terry), Darrell Hamlin, and Dennis Hamlin, his grandchildren Elizabeth, Tasha, Alex, Lilly, Mandy, Erin, Duncan, Genna, Crystal, Joel, and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral/memorial in Roy's honor is planned for Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 2:00 in the Mountain View Aspen Chapel. His family invites all who enjoyed the pleasure of being part of Roy's life.   Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on 8/2/2009



John “Bud” Douglas White       deceased - 30 Apr 1996

John Douglas "Bud" White   Gone to Fish with the Big Fisherman Sunrise Aug. 29, 1942 Sunset April 30, 1976 Bud was born to Kirby and Helen White in Sherman, TX. Upon leaving his earth he joins his mother, father and two brothers Kirby and Paul in heaven. Bud married Christine M. Haywood and together they had two sons Kirby and Christopher. Always considered a big part of the White family is Michael Sonnier and wife Laura, and Mark Barns. Recently Bud was received into Calvery Chapel in Port Orchard (Keven Lea Pastor) as a Christian. Left to praise God for Bud's birth and rebirth is Christine M. White, Kirby and Traci, Christopher and Tracie, Mike and Laura Sonnier and Mark Barns, a brother Bob (Ray) White, wife Marlene, of Roy; Sisters Helen (Rich) Crezensa, OH, Mary Wilson, PA; Sisters-in-Law Marilyn, Port Angeles, WA and Nancy, Lynwood, WA; five grandchildren, Stacy, Michelle, Crystalina, Brady and Chandler; many nieces and nephews and life-long friend Gary Wells. By request no services will occur. Many thanks to Group Health Drs. Oh and Dabe and loving and caring nurses K.O. Oake, Lina, Ann and Hiddi. Donations to Hospice or your favorite charity. No tears for me as I cross the bar.   Pub Date: 5/2/1996
John Douglas "Bud" White
CORRECTION: John White passed away Tues., April 30, 1996.  Pub Date: 5/3/1996
John D. "Bud" White
Aug. 29, 1942 - April 30, 1996 Across the years I walked with you, in deep green forrest on shores of sand; and when my time on Earth is through; in Heaven too you will have my hand Happy birthday, Chris   Pub Date: 8/29/1996
John Bud White




Ray E. (Clement) Williams       deceased – 11 Feb 1990



Dennis Clement Wood             deceased - 6 Jun 2003


JoAnn ZATKOVICH Harold          deceased - 5 Oct 2006

JoAnn Harold  JoAnn Harold, born May 13, 1942, died October 5, 2006. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was a lifetime Tacoma resident and retired from the Tacoma School District #10 after more than 30 years. JoAnn is survived by her husband of 45 years, Wayne L. Harold, daughter Beth (Howie) Zelefsky, grandchildren Corrie, Jonathan and Julie, daughter Lisa (Tod) Burres, and grandchildren Nathan, Natalie, Nicole and Nelise. She is also survived by her father Albert J. Zatkovich and sister Judy (Gene) Schwarz as well as a large extended family. Private family services will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorials to Franciscan Hospice House, 2901 Bridgeport Way University Place, WA 98466. Please leave online condolences at . Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.   Pub Date: 10/10/2006



John Orrin Zatkovich          deceased - 2 Jul 2005

ZATKOVICH, JOHN Feb. 21, 1942 to July 2, 2005 John Zatkovich, 63, of Sacramento was born in Tecoma, WA., and was retired from Pacific Telephone. Survivors include his daughter,... 

Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on July 31, 2005         

(only partial obit available)



Terry Joseph Zatkovich            deceased – Jul 1976


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