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Enid Blake Webber Enid Elizabeth Webber, 96, of Belfair, died September 17th, 2014. Survivors include her children, Liz Webber and George Webber; grand-children, David Webber and Kate Campbell; four great-grandsons; and a sister, Marian Frye. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 25th at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Tahuya. An online memorial for Enid can be accessed at
Pub Date: 9/23/2014

Evan Laurence Cornforth Retired Auto Dealer October 5, 1925 - September 20, 2014 Evan passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the age of 88. He recently said "I have had a great life, for which I am very thankful. All of my family have been loving and loyal, especially Diane, my wonderful wife." He was born and raised in Tacoma and spent most of his life there. He was the eldest of two boys, born to Laurence and Pearl Cornforth. He graduated from Stadium High School, followed by three years of service during World War II with the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater. After discharge from military service in 1946, Evan sought employment in the automotive industry. He was employed by Mueller-Harkins, the Tacoma-based Buick distributorship at that time. For six years he traveled Western Washington as Buick's outside parts representative. This led to his eventual employment by the well-known Puyallup Buick/Pontiac/GMC dealer Harold Wilen. Evan held positions in every department of the dealership and became Mr. Wilen's business partner in 1961. They remained business partners and close friends until Mr. Wilen's death in 1989. During that time, Evan proposed the formation of the "Puyallup New Car Dealers Association," which still exists today, binding together the competing businesses to promote the "Cars Cost Less In Puyallup" message in their joint advertising and promotions. Evan retired as the dealer and owner of Cornforth-Campbell Motors in 1992. During Evan's business career, he served his fellow dealers on the Regional and Zone Dealer Councils for ten years. He also served his community as a 25-year Rotarian, a two-year leader of the United Way Drive, a leader of the Heart Drive, President of the Off Street Parking Association, and a 9-year member of the Good Samaritan Hospital Board. Evan also enjoyed the friendship of many in the Puyallup business community. Evan and his wife of 64 years, Diane, traveled the world, enjoying cruises particularly. They also enjoyed skiing, dancing, and entertaining family and friends at their beach home on Henderson Bay. After retirement, they enjoyed many years wintering in their Arizona home in Tucson, and later in Phoenix. They cherished their lifelong friends who wintered there also, as well as the new friends and neighbors they found in Arizona. Likewise, there are still lifelong friends here who have been a big part of Evan's retirement. Those friends who were a part of his life need to know how important their friendships were to him. Evan was a close and loving husband, father, son, and friend. He always taught his children his values and impressed upon them the qualities of integrity and respect. Evan was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Wendell. He is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Barbara (Dave) Requa, son David, and granddaughters Kylene Requa and Danae Requa, as well as many nieces and nephews. All are saddened by their loss, but also strengthened by his legacy and wisdom. A funeral service will be held 1:00PM Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Aspen Chapel, Mountain View Celebration of Life Center. A visitation will be held on Wednesday September 24, 2014 from 3pm-8pm at Mountain View Funeral Home. Remembrances may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, 3875 S. 66th St., Suite 101, Tacoma, WA 98409-2471. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the guest book at
Pub Date: 9/23/2014

Linda Katherine (Kauzlarich) Tillett Born June 13, 1944, set sail to heaven on September 2, 2014. She is survived by 3 brothers, Mel, Gino, and Al, sister Diane, 5 children, Paul, John, Brian, Amy, and Holly, and 10 grandchildren. Linda was an avid gardener, Republican volunteer, choir member, volunteer at the Federal Way Symphony, and self-made nutritionist. Once she found something she truly believed in she would try and sell the idea to all. Services with a reception following will be held September 24, 2014, 11am, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 3939 SW 331st St., Federal Way, WA 98023
Pub Date: 9/23/2014

Mary Ann Darley Mary Ann Darley, 71, of Puyallup, passed away on September 11, 2014 in her home. Mary was born in Tacoma and was able to retire at an early age and spent many winters in Arizona. She enjoyed camping, crocheting, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her father Hurley Haga, her sister Linda Palk, and her children Debbie Rozzano-Gord (Ted), Rodney Rozzano (Tina), and Cary Darley (Stephanie). Also by her six grandchildren, her four great-granddaughters, and by her lifelong friend of 55 years, Judy Rosalez. Mary was preceded in death by her mother Ann, and her siblings Joanne, Junior, and Etta, along with her beloved husband Ralph "Red" Darley. Mary was loved by all and will truly be missed. A celebration of life will be held at in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Lakewood on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The viewing will start at 11:00 am and the service will begin at 1:00 pm, with reception to follow. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Remembrances may be shared at
Pub Date: 9/23/2014

Bob Richey 1/18/44 - 9/23/07 We're still missing you. Love, Your Family
Pub Date: 9/23/2014

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