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Charles J. McQueen Charles, 90, passed away July 25, 2014. Charles was born June 17, 1924 in Aberdeen, WA. Charles graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School in 1942. He served in the US Army in Europe during World War II. Upon returning to Tacoma, Charles worked for the Heidleberg Brewery for a while, and later with the US Postal Service, where he worked until his retirement in 1980. Family members include his wife, a son, two daughters, one grandchild, and two sisters. No memorial services at his request.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Chuck E. Hartloff March 31, 1953 - July 24, 2014 On July 24, 2014, Chuck passed away unexpectedly. He was a beloved brother, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Phyllis and Jack Hartloff. He leaves behind his sister Nancy Brown from Kirkland, his brother Russell Hartloff from Toppenish, his brother-in-law Jeff Brown, and his nieces and nephews Todd Nelson, Amanda Siburg and her husband Scott, Scott Brown and his wife Marilou, Sarah Chambers, and Ashley Oteng, as well as six great-nieces and nephews. Chuck was a national champion level roller skater, an avid golfer, tennis player, and animal lover. He was known for his amazing sharp wit and great sense of humor, as well his generosity. He was employed for 37 years by the BNSF. Chuck will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. Safe journey, Chuck. We love you!! A Life Celebration will be held for Chuck at his home on Sunday, August 3, 2014 beginning at 2:00 PM. For address and info please call 425-443-0608.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Elmer Vincent Boyd Elmer Vincent Boyd, 92, of Tacoma, went to be with his Savior on July 23, 2014. Born July 25, 1921 in Narberth, PA, Elmer was a retired US postal worker, WWII Navy veteran, and served as the custodian for his church with his wife for over 20 years. Elmer is survived by his wife of over 67 years, Pauline Boyd. He is also survived by his sons David and Jonathan Boyd, daughters Suzanne Cox and Nannette Johnson, grandchildren Seth and Ian Boyd, Jacalyn Archer, and Joshua and Hannah Johnson, and three great-grandchildren. Elmer was a hardworking man who enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, spending time with his family, church related activities, fixing things around the house, and his involvement in church dramas and painting scenery. A celebration of Elmer's life will be held on Saturday, August 2, at 11:00AM at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 5236 East B Street, Tacoma, WA 98404. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Remembrances may be shared at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Faye Martin January 5, 1933 - July 27, 2014 Faye Ardith (Seick) Martin passed away peacefully at home, her husband Jerry by her side, Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was 81. Faye was born January 5, 1933, in Craig, Colorado, the 8th of nine children to Anna Gertrude (Zion) and Marion Arthur Seick. The Seick family, including 9-year-old Faye, moved to Tacoma in 1942. Faye married the love of her life, Jerald (Jerry) G. Martin, Jr., son of Dora Belle (Lynch) and Jerald G. Martin, Sr., September 22, 1956. Together they raised three sons, Jerry (Julie), Tim (Kim), and Mark (Jana). Faye is survived by her husband, sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren Jerry IV (Emma), Christopher (Jocelyn), Nicholas, Catherine, Max, Gust, Stella, and Jacob, great-grandchildren Chelsea, Leighton, William, and Melody, sister Bessie, brothers Raymond (Evelyn) and Ferd (Mary), and sisters-in-law Naomi Wilson and Lorraine Martin. Faye attended Lincoln High in Tacoma and San Jose Bible College. She worked as a critical care nurse at Tacoma General Hospital and later in life operated an in-home daycare. Faye and Jerry were members of McKinley Park Christian Church and later First Christian Church in Tacoma. From an early age, Faye loved and memorized poetry and scripture. When asked her favorite bible verse, Faye was quick to reply Philippians 4:8: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." A Celebration of Life in Faye's honor will be held Saturday, August 2, 11:00-1:00 PM, at the home of Tim and Kim Martin, 3140 Maringo Road SE, Olympia, WA 98501.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Haley Ann Rue March 6, 1995 - July 18, 2014 Haley was and will always be my heartbeat. She brought so much joy, love, and laughter to our home. With her, life was so easy, everything just clicked. She loved fiercely her grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was exceptionally close to her cousins Annelise and Emma who were like sisters to her. Haley lived her life with so much passion, brilliance and gratitude; she made everyone around her just that much better. She often wished there were more hours in the day. There was so much more she wanted to accomplish. Her greatest gift was her ability to communicate and connect with others. She was thoughtful, insightful, and wise beyond her years. She treasured her friends and family and we are forever touched by her. Haley graduated from the loving embrace of Concordia and Mt. Rainier Lutheran High School. She spread her wings at Harvard where she loved, she laughed, she cried, she grew, she travelled, she learned. She cherished her adventurous life and lived every moment fully. Haley leaves behind her loving family; her mother, Janet Rue; grandmother, Dorothy Rue; aunts and uncles, Sharon Rue, Kate Rue, Paul Johns, Steve Devoir, Skip Bullock; and her cousins, Tom, Ryan, Annelise, Emma, Russell, Ben, Jessica, and Erin. Haley also leaves behind her father, Warren Starks; her grandmother, Margaret Ford; aunt and uncle, Tonia and Chris Jackson; cousin, Symone; sister, Lakeisha Leonard-Sanders; and brother, Joshua Starks. Haley was preceded in death by her grandfather, Roland Rue; and her aunt, Sandra Devoir. We invite you to a celebration of Haley's life on August 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Haley Rue Scholarship Fund at Mt. Rainier Lutheran High School. (Please make checks payable to Mt. Rainier Lutheran High School.) Please leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares.com. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Jeanette Lambert Griffith Easter Passed away peacefully at her grandson's home July 22, 2014 at the age of 88. Born April 7, 1926 to Elijah and Maggie Lambert of Seattle, WA. She was the 11th child of 13. Her last address was Belfair, WA. Jeanette has one daughter and 3 grandchildren, Jeffery Dacus, Tanya Ganley, and Jimmie Martin and 9 great grandchildren. Jeanette worked as Rosy the Rivitter during the war and later at Pearl's by the Sea. She loved her animals and of course her motorcycle riding. Services will be held at Haven of Rest Aug 1, 2014, viewing at 9am, services at 11am in Gig Harbor, WA.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

John Gerard Rich Born November 22, 1956 to Ernest and Martha Rich in Tacoma, Washington, John passed away due to a heart attack on July 18, 2014 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington at the age of 57. He loved putting together model airplanes, and he could identify an airplane by the sound of its motor. He was an avid collector of eagles. He enjoyed putting together puzzles, bowling, playing darts, fishing, and camping. John was a proud member of the Loyal Order of Moose for over 25 years, and was very proud to be an American. John is survived by his wife Debbie J. Rich of Tumwater, sister Kimberly (Ken) Manley of Tacoma, brothers Tim (Shannon) Rich of Tacoma, Bud (Sandra) Rich of Stevensville, Montana, and Roy Rich of Stevensville, and many nieces and nephews in Washington and Montana. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Please leave memories at www.FuneralAlternatives.org.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

John S. Beighley John S. Beighley, resident of Gig Harbor, died July 18, 2014. He was born in Tacoma to Wayne and Jean Beighley (deceased) on August 14, 1971. John was a Gig Harbor High School graduate and worked for Simpson Tacoma Kraft for 20 years. He was a loving, caring person and was always there to help others. He will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include his wife Pam, daughters Alexandrya Beighley and Casey Reese, granddaughter Charly Rose, brother Richard Beighley, sister Janet Buehs (Guenther), aunts Virginia Simes and Nancy Beighley, uncle, Pastor Norman Beighley of Rowland, PA, niece Jessica and nephews Kevin, Garrett and Benjamin. Services were held at Haven of Rest in Gig Harbor on Saturday, July 26th. Please sign online guestbook at www.havenrest.com
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Linell Antrim Linell Denise Antrim, born March 6, 1961, passed away in her home on July 23rd. She was 53. Born in Seattle, WA, Linell was raised in Renton. She met her former husband and spent her time raising 3 boys. She enjoyed spending the majority of her free time at the beach, some in the mountains. She loved visiting family and friends, hanging out, with good times and great laughs. In 2012 her granddaughter Chloe Warnes was born that she adored tremendously. She loved to buy her many different purses, knickknacks and gifts. She loved playing with her and reading her stories. Linell is survived by her sons Bradley, Jeremy, and Gregory Warnes, former husband Johnny Warnes, mother Reidun Antrim, father Larry Antrim, brother Martin Antrim, sister Janine Antrim, and granddaughter Chloe Warnes. A celebration of her life party is set for August 2, 2014 at 2010 E Phillips Lake Loop Road, Shelton, WA 98584.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Neil J. Sullivan Neil James Sullivan born March 16, 1930 in Salina, KS, passed away July 19, 2014 in Puyallup. He was preceded in death by parents David and Mabel Sullivan. Neil is survived by his wife of 63, years, Phyllis; 2 adult children; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. No services will be held at this time. Please sign online guestbook www.tuellmckeeofpuyallup.com. Arrangements by Tuell-McKee of Puyallup, 253-845-5090.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Norm Strom Died July 25, 2014 in Gig Harbor, Washington, from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Born in Tacoma July 21, 1945 he was the eldest son of Norman and Irma (Mullen) Strom. He graduated from Wilson High School then attended The University of Puget Sound on a football scholarship, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. He was in the family construction business for many years in Tacoma. Throughout his life Norm enjoyed adventures on Horsehead Bay, in the San Juans, and on Anderson Island. Always interested in, and supportive of his children and grandchildren, he will be missed. He is survived by two children, his daughter, Amie Smith (Ed) and grandchildren Ben and Sam and his son Luke Strom (Emily) and grandchildren John, Anna, Sonja and Sara. Norm is also survived by step-son Tim Thoreen (Erin), two siblings Suzanne Simchuck and Mark Strom (Kathy) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a family gathering in his memory at a later date. Remembrances in his honor can be made to the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation 400 Mercer St. Suite 502 Seattle, WA, 98109.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Patricia Ann (Schisler) Lee "Patty" "Patsy" Lee, 68, passed away July 18th amongst the peaceful surroundings of her Rocky Bay home on Key Peninsula where she lived the last 25 years. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Larry-Paul Lee, son PatRick Neil Searles (Rayann), brother Delbert Ray Schisler (Barbara), and a sister, Michelle Schisler, who Patty never found after 30 years of searching. She also leaves behind many cousins, especially Kathy Landree, who like a sister, grew up doing everything with her. Her extended family by marriage is huge, over 125 at last count, which includes a boat load of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and friends that truly embraced Patty throughout her life with their love and affection. Patty was born September 3, 1945 in Abington, PA to Florence and Grandon Schisler. She was raised in Tacoma, attending Manitou Elementary, Gray Middle, and graduating from Mt. Tahoma High School in 1963, then went on to graduate from Bates Technical College in 1964, becoming a dental assistant. In 1971 she changed careers and became a union retail clerk, working 12 years at the Food King Hill Top store before she retired to be a housewife. Patty volunteered forty years giving of her time and energy to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital through the Maude S. Piper Guild along with her many Guild Sisters. Patty had a radiant soul that shone through her smile; she made friends easily, being a selfless person who put the needs of others ahead of her own. She was a gem.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Paul R. Vinson Paul was born 2-20-1922 and passed away 7-25-2014. He is survived by his sons William R. Vinson and David L. Vinson and was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth and daughter Doris Vinson. A graveside service will be held Thursday, 1:00 PM, July 31st at the New Tacoma Cemetery, 9212 Chambers Creek Rd. W. University Place, WA 98467.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Stephanie R. Budinich Stephanie Rose Budinich passed away on July 23, 2014 in Tacoma, WA. She was born to George and Mildred Dragich on July 12, 1920 in Bear Creek, MT. Stephanie married William Paul Budinich on June 26, 1946. Her husband, Bill, preceded her in death in 1955. She is survived by daughter Karen Otis (Roland) of Gig Harbor; son Bill (Sharon) Budinich of Gig Harbor; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Katy Swanson, Helen Jakubik and Vera Piencinsky all of Longview, WA; several cousins, nieces, nephews and her best friend, Winnie Bartlett. Stephanie, also known as Staffie to close friends and family, worked several years at Boeing and retired from Buffelin Woodworking. All who knew her admired her for her strong work ethic, bountiful vegetable garden, manicured lawn and unique ability of making the "best ever" dishes from scratch. She faithfully attended Holy Cross in Tacoma. We take comfort knowing she is with all her loved ones who preceded her. Memorial services will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, 5510 N. 44th St., Tacoma, WA 98407. She will be put to rest alongside her husband at Calvary Cemetery. Donations can be sent to the Holy Cross Altar Society. Please sign online guest book www.tuellmckee.com. Arrangements by Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, 253-272-1414.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Suzanne Lynn Cammel With family members at her side, Suzanne Lynn Cammel passed away July 25th, 2014. She lost her battle with cancer. Susan was born June 21st, 1962 and grew up in Spanaway, WA. She loved camping with her hubby Michael Morris, with friends, and with her dog Snowy. Susan and Michael had just finished traveling across the country it was an experience of her lifetime! She was the best wife, mother, daughter, aunt, grandma and friend. She will be missed in our hearts forever. Susan was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Jay Cammel. She is survived by her mother Carol Cammel, father William Cammel, and three children, Chad Conway, Travis Rawlings, and Julia Cammel; also nephew William Cammel, a step-mother, three step-sisters, a step-brother, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Sumner Cemetery Friday, August 1st, at 2:00 PM. Family and friends are welcome.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

Thomas A. Branch, Jr. Thomas A. Branch, Jr., 88, was born on June 6, 1926 in Petersburg, VA. He died July 25, 2014 at his home in Tacoma. Thomas was a Navy veteran of WWII and retired from the Air Force in 1967. Thomas is survived by his granddaughter Rosemarie Copenhaver; his grandson Alexander Ward; step-daughter Thomme Caffey Ebbe; five great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, brother, Bruce, and his grandson, Guy. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Inurnment at Union Cemetery in Sedro-Wooley, WA. Please sign guestbook at www.PiperMorleyMellingerFH.com.
Pub Date: 7/30/2014

John R. Peterson 12/26/60 - 7/30/98 The chains are gone...you have been set free. Continue to rest in peace and ultimate love. We still miss you tremendously and look forward to the day we meet again. Your family
Pub Date: 7/30/2014


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