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AMES, BEVERLY  
Beverly M. Ames Beverly M. Ames was born May 19, 1962, and passed away peacefully on December 12, 2014. She is survived by husband Daryl, daughter Meghan, parents Tom (Annie) Moe and Betty Moe, sister Julie (John) Hughes, brother Lee, and nieces Savannah and Lauren. She is loved and will be missed by all that knew her as a generous and caring person, whose life was spent doing for others. She was a skilled seamstress and excellent cook, hosting and preparing delicious meals for family and friends. Her most favorite place to be was at the ocean with friends and family clam digging, walking the beach with her beloved dog, Parker, or her annual polar bear plunge to ring in the New Year. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the nursing and hospice staff at the University Place Care Center for her excellent care. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to a favorite charity. Memorial services will be held at 11 am Saturday, December 20th, in the Mountain View Funeral Home Aspen Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Remembrances may be shared at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 17, 2014
ANDERSON, HARRIET  
Harriet Gilmore Anderson 9/23/19 - 12/3/14 Born in Tacoma, WA to Thomas Edward and Harriet Ward Gilmore, Harriet grew up in Dash Point with her two brothers, Ward and Thomas. She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers, and her husband of 63 years, William C Anderson. Harriet was an original and lifelong resident of Dash Point. She graduated Stadium High School class of 1937. She married Bill on Oct. 10, 1941. They raised 5 children in the Dash Point home they built together. Harriet and Bill never knew a stranger, and Harriet's love of people and genuine interest in them made everyone feel valued and at home. Harriet's spirit of generosity, optimism, faith and fearlessness were enviable. God broke the mold after he made her. Harriet is survived by her children Harriet Jean Anderson, Clyde Anderson (Nelie), Thomas Anderson (Janine), Mary Ellen Anderson, and Catherine Hennessey (Stuart); grandchildren Joshua Anderson (Erin), Claire Anderson, Ariel Anderson, Rose Hatfield, William Hatfield, and Elizabeth Hennessey; and great-grandchildren Alex Archambault, Edward and Emily Anderson. The family invites you to celebrate Harriet's life with a mass in her honor on Friday, Dec. 26th, 10:30 a.m., St. Martin of Tours Parish in Fife. Remembrances may be made to Franciscan Hospice or St. Martin of Tours parish. Please leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares.com . Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 14, 2014
ANDREWS, EILEEN  
Eileen Jo Andrews A beloved mother, daughter, wife, sister, and aunt, Eileen Jo (Taylor) Andrews passed away November 11, 2014 at her home in San Diego, CA. Eileen was born on December 4, 1955 to James and Dona Taylor while the family was stationed in Panama. She is survived by her mother Dona, son DJ Birnie, sister Kate Douvis (Andy) and brother Jim Taylor (Valerie), nephews James and Ryan, husband Jeffrey Andrews, and countless friends and extended family. Her family settled in Tacoma, WA in 1965. There Eileen attended Mount Tahoma High School ('74). She was an avid student and cheerleader. Eileen married Don Birnie on September 13, 1980. The happiest day of her life was October 31, 1983 when she gave birth to her son Donald (DJ) Birnie. While raising DJ, Eileen maintained a very productive sales career working for local window manufacturer Milgard and later Insulate Industries. It was at Insulate that Eileen met and later married Jeffrey. Although Eileen enjoyed sales, her real passion was Cosmetology. Eileen attended at graduated from the Academy of Cosmetology in Fremont, WA. Soon after, she began work at Salon Bella in Bellevue, WA. Eileen was adored by her clients and co-workers alike. Her keen sense of humor and never ending smile created a positive atmosphere for those lucky enough to be around her. Eileen was forced to retire due to illness in 2010. She moved to San Diego where she was able to enjoy the beach life and spend time in her garden. In spite of her illness, Eileen sought the best out of life. She loved her friends, her pets, and especially her family. She was the kindest and most generous woman anyone could ever hope to know. She will live forever in our memories and in our hearts. Eileen was very proud of her family's military service and it is fitting that she passed on Veteran's Day. Details of a public celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Please email mseileenandrews@gmail.com for details.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 21, 2014
ARMSTRONG, PATRICK  
Patrick Marshall Armstrong Age 81, of Tacoma, WA, passed away on December 10, 2014. He was born in Nevada, MO on December 30, 1932. Patrick married Dorothy (Mesplay) Armstrong in February 1953. He joined the Army in March 1953, and retired after 26 years. He was a Vietnam veteran and Bronze Star recipient. In 1973 Patrick settled in Tacoma, where he spent the remainder of his life. After retiring from the Army, he had a rock and mineral business. Patrick was always an avid rockhound. He was President of the Tacoma Agate Club, and the All Rockhound Pow Wow Club of America. When he was not cutting and polishing rocks, he was enjoying winters with Dorothy in Arizona. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents Robert Armstrong and Alice Hess, brother Robert "Bob" Armstrong, and daughter Rhonda Chapman. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Armstrong, daughter Roxanne Jordan, son Patrick Michael Armstrong, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many friends and loved ones. Dorothy was the light of Patrick's life. Patrick was a family man; he valued his time spent with loved ones above all else. He was an honorable man, who brought out the best in everyone. All who met him liked him. "And although his wings, they were never seen I thought that he walked on water." Services will be held in Missouri with full Military Honors at a later date.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 21, 2014
ATES, SYLVIA  
Sylvia I. Ates Sylvia was born August 5, 1913 in Tacoma, and passed away December 1, 2014 in Tacoma. Sylvia served as an administrative secretary with Tacoma Public Schools for 36 years. After retirement, she spent her time volunteering with children. In 1991, she received the Tacoma City of Destiny Award for outstanding contributions to the community. Sylvia is survived by her daughter Sandy, son Don, sister Natalie, and granddaughter Jo Marie. She was a Christian example to all who knew her. A private family graveside service was held. She is with Jesus. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Remembrances may be shared at www.mountainviewtacoma.com .
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 14, 2014
BUSHA, JEFFREY - Puyallup  
Jeffrey Scot Busha August 20, 1969 - December 12, 2014 Jeff, age 45, from Puyallup, died unexpectedly last Friday due to a work related accident. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Goe-Busha, and his young children Jayden, Tessa, Joshua, and "Bitty" Joelle. Jeff is also survived by his brother Jerry Busha (Crystal) of Hattiesburg, MS, sister DeDe Pilgrim (Jamie) of Hilliard, OH, father-in-law John Goe (Cathy Carter) of Puyallup, mother-in-law Janice Goe of Pacific, brother-in-law Justin Goe of Seattle, and sister-in-law Julia Goe of Puyallup. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Memorial services and reception will be at Powers Funeral Home, 320 W Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, on Sat., Dec. 20, at 2:00 p.m. See powersfuneralhome.com for complete obituary.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 18, 2014
CAP, DALE - Tacoma  
Dale L. Cap Dale Lewis Cap, born Aug. 9, 1924 in Faribault, MN, passed away Dec. 5, 2014 in Orting, WA. He lived in Puyallup and Lakewood for the past 45 years. Dale served in the U.S. Army, arriving day 6 at Omaha Beach and serving in the artillery at the Battle of the Bulge. He was in sales for the wood and hardware industries before a career in a retail and wholesale nursery. He was also a member of the Oakbrook Golf Club, the National Rifle Association, and the Elks. He is survived by his children Dale A. Cap, Paul R. Cap, Jolene Cap, Dean Cap, Carla Hall, Lee K. Cap II, and Ann Cap-Reid, his brothers Lee K. Cap, James Cap, and Richard Cap, 12 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, WA. Please sign online guest book at www.tuellmckee.com Arrangements by Tuell-McKee Funeral Home.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 14, 2014
CHANDLER, WOLFGANG  
Wolfgang Chandler Wolfgang was born on 3/23/1946 in Munich, Germany, and passed away 12/8/2014 in Tacoma, WA. Survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Wendie, sister Pamela Sanders, brother Mark Chandler, step-daughter Sheri Jones, step-son Sean Van Dommelen, and 3 grandchildren, Abby, Jack, and Pierce. Wolfgang was a proud Vietnam veteran, a loving husband, and "Papa" to his grandchildren, and will be dearly missed by all. Services will be held 2PM Tuesday, 12/30/2014, at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local VFW or to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 21, 2014
CHURCH, ROBERT  
Robert L. Church Bob was born July 30, 1923 in Forsyth, MO to Orin and Lucy Church, and passed away in his sleep December 1, 2014 at his home in Tacoma. He was a resident of Tacoma for over 40 years. After graduating from Lincoln High School he joined the Navy, serving during World War II. He joined the Tacoma Fire Dept. in 1948, eventually becoming Fire Marshal. During his time with the Fire Prevention Bureau, Bob implemented fire safety procedures that were adopted by other cities and fire educators across the nation. After retirement, Bob and his wife Wanda moved to Sequim, where they lived until the love of his life passed away in 2004. Bob was devoted to his family and dedicated to anything he undertook, especially his firefighting career. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Orin and Ben, wife of 61 years, Wanda, and son Robert Jr. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Lois, daughter Darlene Kotas, daughter and son-in-law Arlene and Gordie Klein, four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. No public service is planned.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 14, 2014
COBURN, PHYLLIS  
Phyllis N. (Henkel) Coburn Born 10/6/1927 in Howard, SD; passed away 11/1/2014 in Tacoma, WA. Survived by son Gerald (wife Janet), sister Betty, brothers Dean and Dale, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Life member of VFW 969. Memorial 1/10/2015, 1pm at VFW 969.
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Dec. 14, 2014
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