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Lisa Bakewell This past Valentine's Day, Lisa Jane Bakewell joined her husband, Nigel, in Heaven. She is survived by her mother, Kay Alsbury, her brother John Alsbury, her sons, Aaron and Kolbe, her granddaughter, Sammy and numerous extended family and friends. Jane was born and raised in Washington. She graduated from Curtis High and attended WWU. She was a world traveler without fear. Living in New Zealand, San Juan's and more locally in Bellingham and Lakewood. Her love of the outdoors kept her hiking, exploring, gardening and fishing. Jane loved her large family and enjoyed gatherings with them and numerous friends young and old. Her outgoing personality connected with everyone so her friends included people from all walks of life. Her huge heart brought so much love into so many lives. She truly will be missed. Friends and family will be notified of the upcoming gathering. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made to A Step Ahead Pierce County in Lisa's name.
Pub Date: 2/23/2019
Lois Margaret Girtz Halley 1/25/1929 2/4/2019 Lois left us ten days after a wonderful 90th birthday celebration attended by 130 friends and family. She was an avid supporter of her family, her faith, politics, travel, shopping, and bridge. A good Danish woman, there was always room at the table and food enough for all. People admired Lois for her energy and loved her for her kindness. The daughter of a Lutheran Missionary, she was born in Calcutta, India. Lois then moved to the Midwest with her family and graduated from Dana College. She met her husband, John, on the way to teach in Germany in the 1950s. They settled in San Jose, CA, and raised three daughters. She retired from teaching Special Education in the San Jose Unified School District. After John's death, she moved to Tacoma, WA. Lois will be missed by all who knew her and is survived by her daughters, Anne (Sarkis), Joan (Tom), and Sara (Jeff); her brother Al (Barbara); sister, Sharon and ten grandchildren. Memorial will be held at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Tacoma, WA, on March 2, 2019 at 3:30 PM. Donations to honor her life may be made to Lutheran World Relief.
Pub Date: 2/23/2019
Michelle Curran Michelle Anne Curran, 69, passed into the arms of our creator on 2/16 at 10:05 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA. At her side were her husband Don and son Ben. Michelle, born 10/15/49 in Vallejo, CA the only child of William and Jeanne McClelland. She is survived by her husband, Don, son's Donovan and Ben Read, step children Kristopher and Michelle Curran, 3 grand and 5 step grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Michelle was employed by the US Navy at PSNS and NUWES in Kitsap County. She was the founder and president of Vitalady, Inc. providing support, infor-mation and encouragement to those having and seeking bariatric (weight loss) surgery. In lieu of flowers, it is requested you donate to Cascade Animal Protection Shelter, Sumner, WA or other not for profit animal shelter in her name. A memorial service will be held at Hill Funeral Home 217 E Pioneer Puyallup, WA 98372 (253) 845-1172 on Monday 2/25 at 2:00.
Pub Date: 2/23/2019
Muriel Joyce (Weber) Hill 1933 - 2019 Muriel Hill passed away at her home on January 24th, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E Hill, parents Ada Clerice and Walter Herman Weber, and brothers, Walter and Victor Weber. Muriel is survived by two sisters, Iris Martin and Loraine Burdick and four children, Tresa (Mark) Latham, Leslie (Mike) Emmons, Tim (Drina) Hill and Steve (Sandi) Hill. She leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Muriel was active for over 50 years in the Puyallup community as a teacher, musician, and farmer. Read more at https://www.forevermissed.com/muriel-joyce-weber-hill/. Her service will be held 1 PM on Friday, March 1, at Elim Church, located at 9421 128th St. E, Puyallup, WA 98373.
Pub Date: 2/23/2019
Richard Gene Korver Richard G. Korver "Dick", age 84, of Lacey, WA died Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, at home from a recent illness. He was born Aug 12, 1934 at Fort Lewis, the son of James and Gladys Anderson Korver and is a 1952 graduate of Lincoln High School. He served his country on the USS Yorktown during the Korean War from 53-56. After leaving the Navy, he moved to Long Beach to attend Cal State, majoring in Management. He began his long career in Data Processing/IT in 1957 while attending college. Dick will be missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda; his mother, Gladys Kepner of Puyallup; sister, Jeanette Imrie of Bonney Lake; half-sister, Paula (Jeff) Pielak of Puyallup, sons: Rick (Jeanne) of Olympia, Jeff of Sequim; daughter, Julie of Rochester; step-children, Lance (Jacqui) Ramsay of Bellevue and Nikoll (Kirk) Noe of Rocklin CA, 2 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchild-ren, 7 nieces, and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, James, brother, Bob, and daughter, Susan. An Interment Service is scheduled for March 1st at 9:30 am at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent WA.
Pub Date: 2/23/2019


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