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Pub Date: 9/23/2017
Andrew Dick May Passed away August 31st, 2017 at the age of 83. He is survived by his 2 sons, Jubal and Dean. Memorial services will be held on September 23 at 2:00 at Lakeview Church of Christ in Parkland, WA. All are welcome.
Pub Date: 9/23/2017
Gene Martin Olson "Spud" July 22, 1949 September 3, 2017 Was born in Seattle, Washington to Lucille Florence Whittles Olson and Donald L. Olson. Passed away at Franciscan Hospice in University Place, Washington with his family at his side. He was a proud employee of the City of Tacoma Water and Hydrant Department for 17 years. He loved to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks and the University of Washington Huskies. Football was his favorite sport. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Marcey Welfringer-Olson, his children Donald C.P. Olson, Shelly Clement (Clay), Cori A. Olson and Dane L. Olson, three grandchildren, 1 great grandson, several nieces, nephews and relatives. Celebration of Life will be held at Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway, Rainier Room, September 30, Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 Potluck. In lieu of flowers a donation to American Lung Cancer Assoc. or donation of your choice.
Pub Date: 9/23/2017
Maren Carol Stavig Was born on New Year's Eve, 1949 and died August 22, 2017. Maren was loved and cherished by all who knew her. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life, Sunday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pagoda at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA. Donations in her memory can be made to: Harmony Hill Cancer Retreat Center, Union, WA 98592.
Pub Date: 9/23/2017
Maria Theresia Paras Maria was born in Mainz, Germany on March 21, 1922 and passed away in University Place, Washington on September 18, 2017. She met, fell in love, and married Jose Cadiz Paras while he was serving in the Armed Forces in Germany. In 1955 she came to the United States with Jose, and from the moment she saw the Statue of Liberty, she considered herself an American and proudly became a citizen on July 25, 1961. When Jose retired from the service, they settled in Lakewood to be with family. Jose preceded Maria in death in 2008. She is survived by daughter Helga (Gary) Thomas, son Mark Anthony (Cheryl) Paras, grandchildren Michelle Thomas, Kari (Quinn) Murk, Dena (Mark) Snow and Derrick Anthony Paras (fianc‚ Aleigh Jensen), as well as great-grandchildren Khamoan (Kelley) Wesson, Trevor and Kevin Snow. Our mother and Oma had a long and full life. May she rest in peace. The family extends our heartfelt thanks to Ruby and Larry Sant of Soundview Care Center for the compassionate loving care they gave Maria for the past two and a half years. A private family service will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Pub Date: 9/23/2017

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