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BATES, SIDNEY  
Sidney Albert Bates Sidney was born December 27, 1912 in Tampico, Washington. In his youth he spent his time in the apple orchards, hops fields, cornfields, and cattle herds of his uncle and aunt, Kenneth and Bertha Bates, in Yakima. While going to school in Yakima he became fascinated with wood and woodworking. During World War II he served in the US Coast Guard in the South Pacific arena. Following his military experience he came to Tacoma. He was able to use his talent of marine carpentry skills at the Tacoma Boat Building Company for the next twenty-five years. Upon his retirement, he and his wife, Helen, of forty-four years bought a 25-acre chicken ranch and remodeled the house into a beautiful home. Sid also used his talent to create beautiful fine furniture there. He also built a boat one summer with his grandson, Peter. Sidney was an active member of the Fircrest United Methodist Church for nearly 50 years. He loved the church and its family as well as helped its members often. Sidney was a humble man of a giving and caring character. He leaves behind his loving wife, Helen, a daughter, Roberta, a son, Gerald Blakeney and wife Jacqueline, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many friends. Sidney passed on April 16, 2015. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.
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BOYSEN, HANS  
Hans Jurgen Boysen October 29, 1940 - April 21, 2015 Hans passed away surrounded by his family at the age of 74. He was born in Kiel, Germany to Regina Sophia Boysen on October 29, 1940. In 1951, the family moved to Tucson, Arizona and then settled in Lacey, Washington. Hans graduated from St. Martin's University in 1963 and that summer married the love of his life, Darlene Colombini. They moved to Santa Clara, California, where Hans attended Santa Clara Law. In 1965 Hans was hired by the Boeing Company, and worked in the personnel department until 1970 when he opened his State Farm Insurance Agency. In the mid-Eighties Hans and Darlene built their dream home together on Raft Island, where Hans enjoyed digging clams and shucking oysters on his beach for his friends and family. Hans retired in 2007 after being in business for 38 years. Above all else, Hans cherished the time he spent with his family. Hans and Darlene enjoyed traveling together in their retirement, and celebrated 50 years of marriage with a trip to Italy in 2013. He was an avid outdoorsman and has passed the tradition of hunting and fishing on to his son. Hans was fond of taking long walks on the ocean beaches looking for treasures with his daughter. He loved to read, garden, travel, and more than anything else, eat a good meal. Hans is survived by his wife, Darlene Boysen, two children, Aaron (Christi) and Mindy Boysen, and two granddaughters, Alysha (Aaron) Hulst and Emily Boysen. Hans is also survived by his siblings, Ronald (Pam) Roberson, Richard (Shirley) Roberson, Shirley (Randy) Helland, and Giesla (Klaus) Morrosch. A memorial service to celebrate Hans' life will be held on April 29, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club. Donations may be made in Hans' honor to the Tacoma North Rotary Club.
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BRANDES, BARBARA  
Barbara Jean (Taylor) Brandes Age 80, resigned her mortal life on April 19, 2015 in the presence of her youngest daughter and son. Born November 10, 1934, Barbara was the second of four generations of nurses, and always ready to help someone in need. She led her church's humanitarian efforts, which included knitting caps for newborns, making dresses for Nicaraguan children, and faithfully relaying emergency radio messages. Defined by her creativity, Barbara drew and painted in oils, sewed her daughters' special clothes, made personalized quilts, decorated cakes, crocheted afghans, carved woodworking plaques, and sculpted pottery anything that she could make with her hands, she did. With Barbara's vitality, her diagnosis with mesothelioma was shocking, and her death came too brutally quick. She regrettably passed away the day before a jury granted her the largest award in Washington history for take-home asbestos exposure. Barbara is survived by her 3 sisters, Faye Osburn, Dee Ford, and Anne Vaughn, and 8 children, Gabrielle, Benjamin, David, Timothy, Rebecca, Rachel, Ramona, and Seadon (Tor), as well as 22 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, her brothers Don and Robert, and her granddaughter Cami. Graveside services will held April 30, 2015 at 11:15AM at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA, followed by a memorial service at 1:30 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, located at 7520 25th Ave East, Tacoma, WA.
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CIOLEK, JUANITA  
Juanita Annette Ciolek Juanita Ciolek, age 87, went to heaven on April 11, 2015. Residing in Tacoma/Puyallup, she married Clarence Ciolek in 1946. She is survived by children Cathy Enlow, Carolyn Lohmeyer, and Clay Ciolek, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. A private memorial service is planned.
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CLAUS, GAIL  
Gail Wentworth Claus Age 59, died April 7, 2015. Gail looked at life like a child in a candy store - she wanted to try everything. With an early retirement, she was able to do so: business manager for three orchestras, teaching at a Waldorf school, attending an institute about Dvorak, becoming a Certified Lay Minister for the United Methodist Church; the list goes on. An accomplished musician, Gail played violin, viola and piano in many chamber groups and local symphonies. She also enjoyed playing in the pit orchestras for operas and musicals. Gail held a B.S. in Physics from the University of Puget Sound and a Master in Business Administration from the Notre Dame de Namur University. She also completed two years of part time Seminary work at Fuller University. Her primary work was in high-tech companies in Silicon Valley as an engineer, project manager and member of the technical staff. Gail is survived by her husband, Norman Claus; parents Jack and Irene Wentworth; brothers John (Kathy) Wentworth and Richard Wentworth, and sister Kathy Flynn; numerous nieces and nephews; and close step-family. Her stepfamily includes Brad and Sarah Claus and grandchildren Tyler and Conner; and Kelley and Dean Fletcher and grandchildren Abigail and Caden. A memorial service with reception following will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Dr. in Santa Rosa on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00PM.
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CLEMENT, FRANK  
Frank Renal Clement 1926 - 2015 Frank R. Clement passed away on April 17th, 2015 at the age of 88. He was born December 9th, 1926 in Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School. He joined the Navy and served in WWII in the Pacific. He returned home and attended Washington State College, now WSU, where he graduated with a degree in Mathematics in 1951. During his time at Washington State College he met and married Mary Dana Chute in 1949, his wife of 29 years. While raising their family in Raymond and Des Moines, Frank taught mathematics for 32 years in both the Raymond and Highline School Districts. He served as the Head of the Math Department at Mount Rainier High School for 15 years. He was member of the St. Philomena Catholic Church, Charter Member and past-President of the Des Moines Jaycees, member of the Des Moines Library Board, tenure member of the Des Moines City Council, and past-President of the Hoot and Hollers Square Dance Club. Frank was predeceased by his wife in 1978. He is survived by his nine children: Andrea Clement, Monica Clement (Kip Smith), Rebecca Clement (Lawrence Huff), Richard Clement (Laura), Brian Clement, John Clement (Kathi), Neal Clement (Cindy), Paul Clement (Connie) and Kate Carcelen (Roberto); twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his friend and companion Regina Hannan. A religious memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Friday, May 1st, at 1pm at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1171 NE Sand Hill Road, Belfair, WA. Frank's family is hosting a celebration of life (Danish Wake) on Sunday, May 3rd, from 12pm to 4pm at the Tin Room Bar & Theater, 932 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA. Please join the Clement Family to share your stories of time well-spent with Frank.
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DARLING, LESLIE  
Leslie Albert Darling Born January 31, 1927 in Vancouver, WA to Roy Darling and Thelma Burch Marshall, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2015 at the age of 88. He served in both the Navy and the Air Force from 1943 to 1951 in WWII and the Korean War. He met and married his loving wife Phyllis Abels of Tacoma in 1950, and the couple moved to Gig Harbor in 1955. Les worked at the Puget Sound Navel Shipyard until 1983, when he retired. He and Phyllis spent much of their time traveling the U.S., square dancing, and playing with their grandchildren. Les was a boat enthusiast, a traveler, and a licensed ham radio operator. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, and siblings Arthur, Flora, Nancy, Karen, and Bernice. He is survived by his children Michael Darling of Casper, WY, Jeanne Gulbraa of Gig Harbor, WA, and Juanita Bainbridge of Onalaska, WA, as well as his siblings Kathy Jones of Florida, Roger Marshall of Oregon, and Virginia McInroe of California. His legacy and laughter will be remembered by his grandchildren Jenny, Jake, Melissa, Katy, LeAnna, and Bryan, and his 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on May 2 at 11 am in Olympia.
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DRAVIS, BOBBY  
Bobby R. Dravis Was born July 20, 1946 and passed away March 25, 2015. He was a life long resident of Tacoma and graduated from Lincoln High School. He joined the Marines after graduation and served his country in the Vietnam War. He was awarded a purple heart for his action in Vietnam. Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Penny and his parents, Bernard and Helen Dravis. Services will be held Sat., May 2 at 11 AM at Piper-Morley, 5436 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma.
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EIDE, LYLA  
Lyla Anne Gallear Eide Born October 9, 1922 to George H. Gallear and Hennie Christine Nensen Gallear in Eatonville, Washington, Lyla graduated Valedictorian of Yelm High School, Class of 1940. On December 8, 1945 Lyla married Russell David Eide, also of Yelm, after he returned from service with the Air Force in World War II. She is survived by their three daughters, Jane Fish and her husband Paul Fish, Chicago, Audrey B. Eide, Olympia and Suzanne Eide, Michigan; granddaughters Stina Fish and husband Reed Singer, Chicago, and Gabrielle Hansen, Oregon; and great-grandchildren Zeke Singer, Felix Singer, and Annika Singer. She was predeceased by her husband Russell Eide, and grandson Jordan David John Fish. A career woman ahead of her time, Lyla retired as City Clerk from the City of Yelm, Washington. After her retirement Lyla and Russell enjoyed golfing, dancing, and traveling. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Yelm Prairie Historical Society. A lifelong member of the Yelm Methodist Church, she held various positions including Treasurer. The Mariners, Seahawks, and Sounders would consider her one of their biggest and most knowledgeable fans. Lyla was an avid reader, and delighted in exchanging books and views with friends and family on a wide spectrum of literature. Her devotion to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends enriched her life and theirs. The family is thankful to Connie Anderson, Char Hayes, and Kathy McCarthy for their friendship, assistance, and care, which allowed Lyla to live in her own home in Yelm independently until she peacefully passed away April 19, 2015 at 92 years of age. A memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. with reception to follow at the Yelm Methodist Church on Saturday, May 2, 2015, Pastor Karen Davison officiating. The family requests donations are made in her name to the Yelm Methodist Church Building Fund, 408 2nd Street SE, Yelm, Washington 98597, or The Yelm Prairie Historical Society Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 314, Yelm, Washington 98597.
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FLEMING, WILLIAM  
William (Bill) H. Fleming Born December 20, 1927 to William and Catherine Fleming in Tacoma, WA, passed away on April 21, 2015 in Gig Harbor where he lived the majority of his life. He attended Stadium HS, where he met the love of his life, Beverly Hanssen. They were married on May 30, 1948 after he served in the US Army in occupied Japan. They would have celebrated 67 years of marriage in May. Bill loved the outdoors. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, water skiing, and creating wonderful memories with his family. Bill leaves behind his wife Beverly and three daughters, Brenda (Michael) Murray, Beckie Kauppila and Brooke Fleming. He also leaves grandchildren Wil, Megan, Bethany, Catherine, Jillian and 7 great-grandchildren. There will be no service at his request but an open house will be held at a later date.
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