Jean Eleanore Uhlman Jean
Eleanore Uhlman was born February 15, 1925 in Los Angeles,
CA, passed away September 22, 2004 in Tacoma, WA at the
age of 79. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law
Roger Gardner. Jean was the loving wife of William
Frederick Uhlman III of Lacey, WA; mother of Christine
(Ed) Robinson-Orsini of Denver, CO, William F. Uhlman IV
of Hood River, OR and Carol K. Gardner of Federal Way, WA;
grandmother of Jennifer, Graham, Brette, Rudy, Erich and
Carl; great-grandmother of Solomon. Memorials may be made
to the Eatonville United Methodist Church, Eatonville, WA.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 2, 2004
at 1:00 p.m. at the Eatonville United Methodist Church.
Faris Gollehon George F. Gollehon went to be with the Lord
September 18, 2004. He was born to George and Lonnie
Gollehon on May 20, 1927 in Brady, MT. He passed away
suddenly at the home of his oldest son in Medical Lake,
WA, after having been on vacation in Montana. He was
preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Hilary and
Leon Gollehon, and his sister, Margaret Stuart. He was the
loving husband of Beverly; brother of Kenneth Gollehon of
Daly City, CA; father of George (Judy) Gollehon, Nancy
(Kirk) Woodward, Donna (Rob) Mettler, Denny Gollehon;
grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of six.
Memorials may be made to Eatonville Youth Sports
Association (EYSA) or Dollars for Scholars at the
Eatonville School District. Viewing will be Friday,
September 24, 2004 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at
Weeks' Dryer Mortuary; followed by a memorial service
Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Bethany Lutheran Church,
26418 Mountain Highway, Spanaway, WA, at 1:00 p.m.
Terry Eugene Rohr
Terry Eugene Rohr, 49, of Eatonville, passed away Wednesday,
July 21, 2004, at his home. He was born March 16, 1955 in
Tacoma to Charles and Jackie Rohr. He worked as a General
Contractor. He was a student at Eatonville High school. He is
survived by his children: Heather, Brooke, Caleb, Josh; his
mother and stepfather, Jackie and Ed Jacobsen; 1 sister Debbie;
7 brothers, Bill, Edward, Robin, Charlie, Chris, Matthew, Jason,
and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father
Charles and brother Marty. Graveside services were held at Fir
Lane Memorial Park Saturday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m.. Fir Lane
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He will be dearly
missed by his family and friends. Your mother loves your dearly.
George (Mike) Elston, 80, of Eatonville, passed away Thursday,
June 17, 2004 in Puyallup. He was born March 10, 1924 in
Alberta, Canada. He was a retired driver for Flett Dairy and
active in his church. He is survived by his wife Lola; two children, Michael
Elston of Kent, Debra Elston of Eatonville; 3 sisters, Ila and
LaVonne of Canada, Joyce of CA; 2 grandchildren and 3 great
grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June
26, 2004 at 11:00 AM at Tanwax Country Chapel, 36417 Mountain
Hwy., Eatonville, WA.
Ricky Brian Logston
Ricky Brian Logston Ricky
Brian Logston, born November 16, 1959 in Morton, WA, passed away June
15, 2004 in Eatonville, WA, at the age of 44. Ricky was preceded in
death by his mother, Bonnie J. Logston. He was the loving father of
Dena, son of Jess (Cathy) Logston, brother of Lyle (Andrea) Logston,
stepbrother of Heather, Brady, Angie and Jennifer; uncle of Kendra,
Brock and Tristin. He leaves behind many other family members and
friends. Viewing will be Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at Weeks' Dryer Mortuary; followed by a graveside service Thursday,
June 24, 2004, 1:00 p.m. at the Mineral Cemetery, Mineral, WA.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 728 134th St. SW
#101, Everett, WA 98204.
John (Jack) M. Wicks 1908
M. Wicks - Born January 17, 1908; Died November 14, 2003 at the age of 95.
Longtime Eatonville Resident. John and his wife, June, moved from Williston
North Dakota in 1937 to settle in Eatonville and raise their family. Mr.
Wicks is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, June. Sisters Sylvia and
Gladys, and grandson, John Michael Wicks. He was the loving father of Janice
(Larry) DeChant, Sheila Wicks, William (Mary Ann) Wicks, and Ronald (Janet)
Wicks; grandfather of Shari (Mike) Schaub, Adrienne and Brendan Wicks;
great-grandfather of Joshua and Kristen Schaub; and was uncle to many nieces
and nephews. Jack was a skilled carpenter, electrician, handyman and
gardener; able to build or repair any item necessary. He worked for the
Eatonville Lumber Co. for years; the Haynes Shake Mill, Todd Ship Yard,
Madigan Army Hospital, Wilcox Farms, and Haynes Building Supply. Viewing
will be Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weeks' - Dryer
Mortuary. Graveside Services will be Thursday, November 20, 2003, 1 p.m. at
Eatonville Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service 1:30 p.m. at the
Eatonville Community Center.
Lawrence "Babe" Simpson
Born July 26,
1923, Babe was a long time resident of Eatonville. He passed away September
23, 2003, in Puyallup. He was preceded in death by his son Larry Simpson
(Gloria), and survived by his daughters, Patsy Burkhart of Spanaway and
Dixie Benson, and his sons, Loren (Jeannie), Jim (Carol), Don (Tina), of
Eatonville and Bob. Babe had 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
He lived in Eatonville for nearly 70 years.
Before retiring he was employed by the Town of
Eatonville, Department of Natural Resources, the Haynes cedar shake
mill, and the Eatonville Lumber Company. He was a supporter of the
Eatonville Eagles youth activities, the NRA and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Babe was a proud Navy veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and an
active member of American Legion Post #148, VFW Post #11028 and a
charter member of Eatonville Eagles Aerie # 3158. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to one of the above listed organizations. There was a
gathering of friends and family at the Eatonville Eagles Saturday, October 4
from 1 to 3 p.m. Arrangements were by Powers Funeral home in Puyallup.
Donald G. McRae
U.S. Army Don was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 16, 1922, to Donald
and Hazel McRae. He graduated from West Technical High School, the Cleveland
Art Institute, and Case Western Reserve University. Don enlisted in the Army
in 1942 and retired in 1972. He was a decorated combat veteran of WWII,
Korea and Vietnam. Near the end of his Army career he worked at the Pentagon
and N.S.A. translating Russian documents. After retirement he began to write
novels and was published three times. In 1989 he created the Eatonville
Writer’s Workshop which continues to meet every Tuesday evening at his
home. Don is survived by his wife of sixty years, Betty; his sister, Gratian;
his daughter, Cathay; and his two sons, Don and John. He leaves three
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many friends. A memorial
service were held at the Eatonville Methodist Church on Saturday, October
4th, at 2:00 p.m.
Elizabeth J. "Liz" Krones
Elizabeth was born in Arthur, IL
to Rome and Sally Davenport on Aug. 13, 1914. She passed away at
her home in Eatonville Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003. She is survived by
her husband Earl. They had 58 years together. She is also survived
by her sister Fern (Troy) Dowdell and brother Elzie Davenport.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
at the Eatonville Methodist Church. Fir Lane Funeral Chapel in
Spanaway is in charge of arrangements.
Alvin "Al" Smith Miller
Alvin Smith Miller, born October 24, 1919 in Ephrata, WA, passed
away August 16, 2003 in Puyallup, WA at the age of 83. He was
preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Frances Miller,
and his grandson, Terry Miller. He was the loving father of
Frederick A. (Susan) Miller of Eatonville, WA, Robert A. Miller of
Eatonville, Thomas A. Miller of Eatonville, Marlene D. Miller of
Tacoma, WA; brother of John (Eileen) Miller of Spokane, WA;
grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 5. Alvin was a lifelong
resident of Eatonville, a retired logger, loved his cattle ranch,
working with heavy equipment, and his family. Graveside service will
be Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethany Cemetery.
July 13, 2003
Howard Braden, longtime resident of
Eatonville, WA, passed away July 9, 2003. He was born in
Houston, TX to John and Grace Braden on November 1, 1927. He is
survived by wife Ruth, brother Charles Young, daughter Pam Barnard,
stepdaughters Pat Mowlavi, Penny Houtz and Susan Bochat; numerous
grand- and great-grandchildren. Howard was very civic minded and
extremely involved in the community, especially with the Lions Club.
He was also an avid sportsman. He was well liked by everyone and
will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor. Memorial
services will be held Friday, July 18th at 11:00 AM at the
Eatonville United Methodist Church.
April 27, 2003
November 4, 1926 in Boise, Idaho to John Welch and Katharine Brown.
While still an infant her parents moved to the Yakima Valley, where she grew
up. She attended the Parker Heights grade school, then finished high school
at Wapato, Washington, where she met her future husband, Harold Burlingame,
while in the 9th grade. They became sweethearts, and married on March 16th,
1946, one year after graduation and remained married for fifty-seven years,
until her death. She and her husband resided in Yakima, Washington until
June of 1951, when Harold was assigned to the United Airlines domicile in
Chicago, Illinois. In 1952 she and Harold moved to Los Angeles, California,
where they resided for three years, then moved back to their home state of
Washington in 1955, finally residing in Eatonville, Washington for the last
thirty-two years. She loved her gardens of flowers, spending many hours
tending them, and was active in the Dogwood Garden Club, as well as the
Christian Women’s Club. She also became quite an expert on songbirds as
well, and developed a wild bird sanctuary, which could be viewed from the
front window of her home. Rosalie and Harold had seven children, five girls
and two boys. Since she was an only child, the family often jokingly accused
her of overcompensating on the size of her family. They are in order of
their birth as follows: Deanna, Michael, Nanette (AKA Astara), Vivian, John,
Angela and Madeline. She has three grandsons, a granddaughter, a
great-grandson and a great-grand-daughter. She was preceded in death by her
son Michael in 1975. After spending many years of service in raising her
seven children, helping them develop their talents, she undertook the
discipline to develop her natural gift of singing and blessed many over the
years with her beautiful soprano voice. She also had wonderful empathy with
animals of all types. Rosalie was a member of Tanwax Country Chapel where
she loved to attend. She passed away on April 25th. She loved the Lord, and
is now with Him for eternity. Visitation will be Thursday, May 1, from 1 to
7 PM at Fir Lane Funeral Home in Spanaway. Services will be held at Tanwax
Country Chapel on Friday, May 2 at 2:00 PM. Graveside services will follow
at Eatonville Cemetery.
Cece Williams Son of Pioneers Passes
Cecil C. Williams, 92, of Eatonville, passed away Tuesday, March 18,
2003, at his home on Clear Lake near Eatonville. Cecil was born in
Eatonville, May 28, 1910 to Clyde and Hettie Williams. He graduated
from Eatonville High School in 1928. In 1937 he married Ruth
Anderson. After working several years at Eatonville Lumber company
as an electrician, Cecil joined the Navy in 1941. During World War
II he was part of the 38th CB Battalion. Early in the war his unit
was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. There, they built
anti-aircraft gun mounts and other fortifications. Later, his unit
was reassigned to Timan Island in the Marianas. While stationed
there, the 38th CB’s were instrumental in building a base and
airfield that would enable the B-29 Superfortress to fly missions to
Japan as well as other islands in the Pacific theatre. After the
war, Cecil continued to work in the electrical trade until he
retired in 1972. He enjoyed over thirty years of retirement,
spending much of his later years at his beloved home on Clear Lake.
Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Williams, and sisters
Hettie Lou Meddaugh and Joy Pratt. He leaves behind two sons, Jon
Williams (Nancy) of Elma and Rich Williams (Ruthie) of Olympia, and
a sister, Fay Duke of Underwood, Washington. At his request, no
service will be held. Private inurnment to be held in Eatonville,
Washington. Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Bridge
Children’s Hospital, 315 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma,
Washington 98405. Arrangements by Fir Lane Funeral Home.
Robert Van Eaton Passes
Another page in the
history of Eatonville was turned when Robert Appleby Van Eaton, 89, passed
away in his sleep on March 9, 2003. Robert was a member of the
"Greatest Generation." Robert was a life-long resident of
Eatonville, except for the 26 years he served on active duty in the U.S.
Navy, including service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Robert
was the youngest son of Eatonville’s founder, Thomas Cobb Van Eaton, and
Nellie Appleby Van Eaton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, and
his stepdaughter, Caroline. He left his family of six beloved cats. His only
surviving sibling, his sister Nell, lives in Port Orford, Oregon.. He also
leaves numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great grand
nieces and nephews. His dog Batina passed away just a few days before his
Bob had a deep interest in politics, was a great
supporter of the National Rifle Association, and advocated the preservation
of wildlife habitat. He always had a heart for the less fortunate.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 26, at
2 p.m., at the Eatonville United Methodist Church, 185 Mashell Ave. N.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Humane Society for
Tacoma and Pierce County.
Bob Van Eaton was the last son of T. C. Van
Eaton. Only Nell remains. T. C. Van Eaton have Mack, Susie, Bessie and
Frank with his second wife and John, Robert (Bob), Nell and Anne Crowe
(adopted) with Nellie Appleby.
Donald Lofquist of Edmonton,
Alberta passed away on December 30, 2002 at the age of 81 years.
Although Donald was born in Seattle, he called Canada home, where he had
many friends and associates. Donald is survived by his brother, Warren of
Eatonville, two nieces, Grendl Moseley of San Francisco and Sally
Lofquist of Eatonville, and two nephews, Fred Lofquist of Graham and Max
Moseley of Seattle. He was preceded in
death by parents Lars and Hulda Lofquist and sister Aileen Moseley.
Graduated from Eatonville High School (1940) and attended college at the
University of Washington and in London, England. Served in the U.S.
Navy during WWII. A celebration of Donald's life will be held on January 18,
2003 in Edmonton.
Keith was born April 9, 1930 in Rochester, MN. He peacefully passed away at
his home in Tacoma, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and
surrounded by family, on Saturday, October 26, 2002. Until 1942 he lived in
Eyota, MN; then moved with his family to Washington to settle in Eatonville.
He graduated from Eatonville HS and attended both CPS and PLC in
A natural athlete, he excelled in several sports. He
was a veteran of the Korean War, he retired from US West after 37 years,
served as a deacon at Immanuel Presbyterian Church and until his death,
served as a member of the Board of Directors for Sound Credit Union.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and
Mildred Predmore. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn, of 47 years;
son Brian (Laura) of Kent and son Stephen (Jeanne) of Port Orchard. His
grandchildren are Aaron, Caleb, Clayton, Rebekah, Madison and Daniel. His
sister is Maryln (Don) Farquhar of W. Richland, WA; and his brothers are
Richard (Norita) of Eatonville, David (La Norma) of Eatonville and Kirbie of
Services will be held at Mt. View Funeral Home on
Friday, November 1st at 1:00PM in the Valley Chapel. Graveside services and
a reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations
to Hospice of Multicare, Immanuel Presbyterian Memorial Fund, or your
favorite charity. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 584-0252.
Jean Kathleen Johnson
(Hamilton) Johnson was born June 6, 1930 on the block family Homestead,
Donnybrook, North Dakota. She
passed away Saturday, September 21, 2002 at the Good Samaritan Hospital,
Puyallup Washington, surrounded by her family.
She was a resident of Eatonville for 66 years, and her family all
reside in Eatonville.
went through school in Eatonville, graduating with honors in 1947, at age 16
years. She won state honors
playing the clarinet and was a cheerleader all four years of High school,
earning the nickname “Star." She
was a bookkeeper for years for several businesses, including the Eatonville
Lumber Company, and was bookkeeper and auditor for the local Eagles Lodge
for 40 years. She also had a
long career as a cook at Pack Forest.
1952, she married Mr. Joseph F. Johnson, a marriage that lasted 15 years and
resulted in the birth of 4 children:
James Joseph Johnson, Steven Mark Johnson, Charles Grant Johnson and
Kimberly Sue (Johnson) Abicht, all of Eatonville.
was preceded in death by son Charles Grant Johnson in 1992, but is survived
by 3 children, 10 grandchildren (her pride and joy), as well as 4 great
family will have a gathering of friends and relatives on Saturday, September
28 at 3 .pm. at the Eatonville Eagles Lodge.
June M. Wicks
Age 89, of Eatonville, passed away Sept. 17,
2002. Survived by husband of 66 years, John; children, Janice (Larry)
DeChant, William (MaryAnn), Ronald (Janet) and Sheila Wicks; grandchildren,
Shari (Mike) Schaub, Adrienne and Brendan Wicks; great-grand- children,
Joshua and Kristin Schaub; sister, Hazel Wilcox; numerous nieces and
nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, John Michael Wicks and sisters,
Callie, Bonnie and Laura. Graveside Service, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 at
1:30 pm at the Eatonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Eatonville
Fire Dept. Aid Unit, P.O. Box 291, Eatonville, WA 98328. Arrangements by
Ray Arnold Jameson
Went to be with the Lord on September 5, 2002, after a battle with cancer.
He was born February 1, 1936 in Mount Vernon, WA. Ray was a member of the
Eatonville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for three years. Ray
will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Virginia, daughter and son-in-law
Jenny and Greg Hamilton of Sumner, son Frank of Colorado, brothers and
sisters-in-law Larry and Carla of New Mexico, Bill and Dorothy Douglas of
Oregon, sister Gayle Dralle of Everett, three grandchildren, Sarah and Naomi
Hamilton, and Jason Jameson, nephew Leslie Jines and wife Angie and his many
loving relatives and friends. Ray will be laid to rest at Tahoma National
Cemetery. Memorial services will be at the Puyallup Church of the Nazarene
on Wednesday, September 11, at 1:30 PM. Fellowship to follow. The Family
requests that donations be made to Franciscan Hospice services. Pastor
Daniel Hoffman officiating. Arrangements by Powers Funeral Home.
(ENN special note:) Ray taught for many years in
the Eatonville School District. He was affectionately referred
to as "Ray Jay" by many of his students. Ray will be remembered and
missed by many.
Madge Van Cleve
Madge Van Cleave of
Eatonville, WA was born February 5, 1906 in St. Thomas, ND; passed away
August 14, 2002 in Tacoma, WA at the age of 96. Madge was co-owner of
Van Cleve Motors in Eatonville for 43 years. She was a registered
nurse and belonged to the Eatonville Methodist Church. Madge was
preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, George (Pappy) Van Cleve, Sr.;
brothers Andrew, Tom, Carl and John; sister Jean (Miller) Worcester; and
granddaughter Lola Van Cleve. She was the loving mother of Jean Ann
(Jim) Miller of Eatonville; Ruth (Rich) Williams of Olympia, WA; George
(Rosemarie) Van Cleve, Jr. of Eatonville; and James L. (Joan) Van Cleve of
Morton; Grandmother of James, Steve and Christy; Great-grandmother of James,
Derek, David and Jon. A memorial service will be held Monday, August
26, 2002, 2 p.m. at the Eatonville United Methodist Church. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may go to the Unrestricted Research Fund, C/O Virginia
Mason Research Center, P.O. Box 1930 D-1 MF, Seattle, WA 98111-1930.
Mildred Suzanne Garrison
Mildred Suzanne Garrison was born May 5, 1946, in Seattle, WA; passed away July 26, 2002, in Puyallup, WA, at the age of 56. She was the loving wife of Bill Garrison of Puyallup; mother of Gwen (Tony) Judd of Eatonville, WA and Brian (Debbie) Garrison of University Place, WA; grandmother of Desiree, Josie, Grayson, Mikaela and Wyatt; sister of Tom (Karen) Smallwood of Anchorage, AK and Bonnie (Reini) Vanderheyd of University Place; sister-in-law of Sandra Ehrhard of Puyallup; best friend of Kris and Ted Koch of New Castle, WA. A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at Dryer Mortuary. Memorials may go to the American Diabetes Assn. or American Leukemia Assn.
Died July 22, 2002. Born Margaret Hale, January 15, 1915, in Hindman, Kentucky. Graduated from Carr Creek High School. Attended Caney Creek College, now Alice Lloyd College, Kentucky. Married Ivan Swanson in Tacoma, Washington June 1, 1937. After living in National, they bought the Triangle in Eatonville in 1938. They moved from it in 1945 and returned to spend their remaining days there in 1959. Margaret was a founding member of Eatonville Baptist Church. Survived by: husband: Ivan “Casey” Swanson; sister: Lola Elston; 3 children: Ruth Swanson Ferris, Rodney Oliver Swanson, Stanley D. Swanson; 6 grandchildren: Paul Swanson, Kent Swanson, Jeffrey Swanson, Joshua Swanson, Cynthia Ferris Burt, Christopher Ferris; 8 great-grandchildren: Tiffany Bock, Alexander, Madeleine, Andrew, and Grace Burt, Stephanie and Amanda Swanson, Bayley Swanson. Services were held Monday, July 29, at Fir Lane Memorial Park. Memorials to Eatonville Baptist Church.
Terry Alvin Miller
1969 ~ 2002
Terry Alvin Miller was born June 9, 1969 in Puyallup, WA; passed away July
6, 2002, at his home in Eatonville, WA, at the age of 33. Terry was preceded
in death by his grandfather, Stanley R. Sjoblom, and grandmother, Frances A.
Miller. He was the loving husband of Shelley C. Miller of Eatonville; father
of Ashley and Tanner; son of Fred and Susan Miller of Eatonville; brother of
Shelly (Mike) Henricksen of Eatonville; grandson of Alvin S. Miller and
Bernice L. Sjoblom of Eatonville; uncle of Jacob and Jared Henricksen, Jesse
and Bo Zukus and Caden, Molly, Luke, Zachary, Amanda and Destiny Saterdal;
godfather of Sarah Painter and Sara Holbrook. Terry was a well known
resident of Eatonville, having attended and graduated from Eatonville High
School. After graduation he joined his father in the family business, Miller
and Son Logging. Later, he took over his father’s business with his
brother-in-law, Mike, which became Miller and Henricksen Logging. From
there, went on to the employ of Lloyd Enterprises, starting as an equipment
operator and working his way to project
"Life is a great
sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.?
"I shall not die
of a cold. I shall die of having lived."