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Keechoong Kim

Mar 16, 1937 - Nov 16, 2023

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University Place, WA

Kim Keechoong entered this world on March 16, 1937 in Jeonnam Do, South Korea and entered heaven on November 16, 2023 at St. Francis Community Hospital in Federal Way, WA surrounded by his family at 86 years old. He was an active member of Tacoma Central Presbyterian Church and spent his time reading the Bible, gardening, watching western movies, and watching sports - especially baseball. He is survived by his wife, Sadug Jin, his children and their spouses, Mikyung and Gyu Cheon Park, Seonghak ...Read More

Obituary Source:https://www.newtacoma.com/obituary/keechoong-kim

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Kenneth Brooks Walton

Dec 03, 1942 - Feb 12, 2024

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University Place, WA

After a valiant battle with cancer, Ken passed away on February 12, 2024. Kenneth Brooks Walton was born in Tacoma, WA, on December 3, 1942, to Marge and Brooks Walton. Joining his family were his brother, Don, and his sisters, Patti Dupen and Lori Barthe. Ken attended Clover Park High School and Western Washington State College. He met Marilyn in 1963, and they were married in 1965. They gave birth to their daughters, Dawn Marie and Tricia Lynn. They raised their family in University Place, WA. Together, they owned a wholesale grocery distribution company, retiring in 2008. Ken's most rewarding hobby was growing and exhibiting dahlias. He was also a member of the Pacific Northwest Trial Garden crew at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. His valuable work at the garden was much appreciated, and he was often the last worker to quit for the day. Ken was the treasurer for the Washington State Dahlia Society and also a member of the Federation of the NW Dahlia Growers and the American Dahlia Society. Over the years, he and Marilyn originated several award-winning dahlia varieties, naming them with the prefix Narrows, commemorating their home on the Tacoma Narrows. Ken is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn, and his daughters, Dawn (Aaron) Banks and Tricia (Stewart) Pachkofsky. He is also survived by four grandchildren, AJ Banks, Kirsten Barrett, Andy Pachkofsky, and Erica Carpenter. There are also five great-grandchildren, Jason Banks, Ryder Banks, Carter Barrett, Lilly Banks, and Brielle Barrett. Ken will be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

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Aundra Saa Meroe

Aug 20, 1967 - Feb 02, 2024

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University Place, WA

Aundra Saa Meroe, age 56, passed away in University Place, Washington on February 2, 2024. Aundra will be missed and is loved by many family and friends. Family is currently working on a more complete obituary. Please honor the life and memory of Aundra by leaving cherished memories, messages, and photos for his family on the guestbook page. Funeral arrangements have been faithfully entrusted to Oakwood Hill Funeral Chapel and Cemetery

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Vera L. Bussell

Nov 21, 1936 - Feb 19, 2024

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University Place, WA

"Vera L. Bussell, age 87, passed away in University Place, Washington on February 19, 2024. Vera will be missed and is loved by many family and friends. Family is currently working on a more complete obituary. Please honor the life and memory of Vera by leaving cherished memories, messages, and photos for her family on the guestbook page. Funeral arrangements have been faithfully entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home."

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Janet Mae Parsons Broback

Jul 03, 1932 - Feb 15, 2024

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University Place, WA

Janet Mae Parsons Broback Janet Mae Parsons Broback, beloved mother, wife, and friend, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of resilience, love, and compassion that touched the lives of all who knew her. Born in Rock Creek, Minnesota,

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Ba Huynh

Oct 02, 1934 - Feb 11, 2024

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University Place, WA

"Ba Huynh, a remarkable individual aged 89 from University Place, Washington, peacefully passed away on February 11, 2024. Born on October 2nd, 1934, in Rach Gia, Vietnam, his remarkable journey included serving as a lieutenant in the South Vietnamese Army Corps of Engineers. Following his commendable service, he contributed to the U.S. Agency for International Development until 1975, after which he embarked on a new chapter in the United States. He continued to make valuable contributions to civil engineering until he retired in 2000. Ba is survived by his loving wife, Phung Phan, of 64 years. He is survived by his sons, Tuyen Huynh and Tien Huynh, his daughter Khanh Tran, and his son-in-law Hoa Tran. He is survived by his grandchildren, Paul Huynh, Andy Huynh, Jonathan Tran, Justin Tran, Jordan Tran and his wife Xuan, and Jamie Tran. A ceremony to celebrate Ba’s life will be held at 10:00 AM at Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood, WA. Ba Huynh will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him."

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Carol Rosalind Turek

Mar 30, 1939 - Feb 18, 2024

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University Place, WA

Poulsbo resident (and former Port Angeles resident) Carol Rosalind Turek passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024 at Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, WA. She was 84.Services will be announced at a later date.Drennan & Ford Funeral Home in Port Angeles was entrusted with her arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook for her family at www.drennanford.com. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Carole Rosalind Turek, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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James A. Lee

Sep 05, 1940 - Jan 14, 2024

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UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA

James A. Lee, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 5, 1940, in Tacoma, WA, James was the eldest son of Howard and Bernadette Lee. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Angel Lee, grandson Jeremy Jones, brothers William Lee and Kenneth Lee, and sisters-in-law Gayle Lee, Patty Lee and Penny Lane. A dedicated family man, James is survived by his cherished bride of 53 years, Elizabeth Lee, and their children: Debbiann (Mike) Thompson, Pamela McClain, Candace Luchini, Daniel (Nooha) Lee, Randall Lee, Jeffrey Lindberg, Cynthia Ager, and Shari Jones. He was a loving grandfather to 22 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. James also leaves behind his brothers David Lee, Bob Lee, Larry Lee, and Thom (Mariah) Lee. Education was paramount to James, beginning with his schooling at Park Avenue Elementary and Sacred Heart, culminating in his graduation from Bellarmine Preparatory School in 1958. While initially delaying further education to raise his beloved children, James later returned to school at 50 and earned his degree in electrical engineering, embodying his lifelong curiosity and passion for learning. Throughout his life, James held various occupations, starting as a young boy setting pins at a local bowling alley and culminating later in life working as a builder and real estate broker for over two decades. He had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and once expressed a desire to be an air traffic controller or astronaut. James had a deep love for science, road trips, and nature. He delighted in exploring the trails of Mt. Rainier and witnessing storms roll into the Washington coast, where he maintained a second home. His adventurous spirit was evident in his penchant for spontaneous side trips during road trips, which always added joy and excitement to the journey. His last side trip was on his way to the cemetery as the driver took an accidental turn onto the street where his home of 53 years is located. Above all, James found his greatest joy in the company of his beloved bride, Elizabeth. Together, they nurtured their children, welcomed numerous dogs into their home, and created countless cherished memories with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of James’ life will be held on March 3 at 1:30 pm followed by a reception. Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church 7700 Skansie Avenue Gig Harbor, WA 98335 (enter door A or B, letters are above doors) In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in James’ honor to South Tacoma Chapel’s (Formerly Visitation Church) children’s library or to your favorite animal rescue organization, reflecting his passion for education and love for animals. James will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, but his legacy of love, curiosity, and adventure will continue to inspire those whose lives he touched. To to the family or in memory of James A Lee, please

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Pammie Sue Ainslie

Oct 29, 1959 - Jan 31, 2024

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University Place, WA

PAMMIE SUE AINSLIE10/29/1959 - 01/31/2024Pammie was born on October 29th, 1959, with her twin sister Tammie Jo to Clarence Dean Roberts and Geraldine Elizabeth Harding. Pammie was the Fifth child out of 11 children. Pammie was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. Pammie got married to her 1St. My husband Larry Johnson had 3 children with whom she had MISTY LYN, LARRY DEAN THE II, JESSY ALLEN. Pammie was divorced and later on remarried to CLIFFORD MERLE AINSLIE. PAMMIE is survived by her children MISTY LYN JOHNSON, LARRY DEAN JOHNSON II [VANESSA] JESSY ALLEN JOHNSON [SUEANN]. And her grandchildren ANTHONY JOHNSON, DAMION JOHNSON, ANDRE HARRIS JR., HEAVENLEE JOHNSON, ISAIAH JOHNSON, TESSA JOHNSON, ZIARA JOHNSON, ANGEL JOHNSON [CHRIS] OLSEN, JUSTIN JOHNSON, VICTORIA HANSEN and NOAH MARZANO GREAT GRANDCHILD KAYDEN AND BABY OLSEN DUE IN JULY. Pammie also survived by her BROTHERS CLARENCE DEAN ROBERTS [STACEY] JACKIE ALLEN ROBERTS And her sisters CARRIE LYN [TOM] OLSEN Twin Sister TAMMIE JO [GENE] YOCKEY SONJA NELLE [JIM] CRONK, TONJA DEAN [RODNEY] SPARKS, GERALDINE ELIZABETH [DANNY] THOMPSON, SHAWN EMALYN O’LEARY, SHANNON RENAE ROBERTS And MANY NEICES AND NEPHEWS AND AUNT'S UNCLES AND COUSINS.PAMMIE was preceded in death by her parents CLARENCE [Father] GERALDINE [Mother] her grandparents on her fathers and mothers' side her brother ROBERT [Bobbie] who was 3days old, her sister-in-Law BEVERLY JOHNSON, Brother in Laws JUSTIN MORGAN, DANNY THOMPSON, DAUGHTER IN LAW TIFFANY JOHNSON.PAMMIE SPENT HER FINAL DAY SURROUNDED BY AND CARED FOR BY HER TWIN SISTER TAMMIE JO BROTHER IN LAW GENE YOCKEY HER NEICE CRISSY REIMERS NEPHEW TIMOTHY YOCKEY SONS LARRY AND JESSY DAUGHTER IN LAW VANESSA DAUGHTER MISTY JOHNSON. PAMMIE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY AND NEVER FORGOTTEN!

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Algie "Al" M. Green

Mar 09, 1934 - Feb 02, 2024

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University Place, WA

"Algie \u0026quot;Al\u0026quot; M. Green, age 89, passed away in University Place, Washington on February 2, 2024. Algie will be missed and is loved by many family and friends. Family is currently working on a more complete obituary. Please honor the life and memory of Algie by leaving cherished memories, messages, and photos for her family on the guestbook page. Funeral arrangements have been faithfully entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home."

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Col Marvin F Willis

Aug 11, 1925 - Jan 03, 2024

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University Place, WA

Col Marvin F Willis,11 Aug 1925 - 3 January 2024Born to Edward and Blanch Willis at Tacoma General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Teresa J Willis, his Father Edward, his Mother Blanch, brother Elmer, and sister Violet. Marvin is survived by his son Gregory, DIL Donna, granddaughter Sarah, Daughter Melinda, and SIL Ken.Marvin joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 where he received his basic training at Las Vegas Field. He advanced to crew chief on B-17s, as both radial engine mechanic and gunner. He flew submarine patrols out of Biloxi MI with the 333rd Bomb Groupe until VE day. He was then transferred to Elmendorf Field, AK as crew chief on C-47s with the 555th Troop Transport Group, “Eager Beavers”, until after VJ Day. He then joined the Washington Air National Guard as a SSG and was Maverick to 2nd LT as a 40mm & 90mm Air Defense squad leader. He rose through the ranks, and was promoted to Colonel in the Army Reserves; retiring in 1978. Marvin continued his career at Boeing in the Defense and Space divisions. He was involved in the Bomarc and Minuteman missile development, as well as the Voyager, Apollo, Rover, and IUS programs.Upon retirement, Marvin became an avid golfer. He was an early member of the Oakbrook Golf Club as well as the Washington State Seniors Golf Association and enjoyed the travel associated with their tournaments throughout the state. Teresa and he traveled to Palm Springs each winter where they frequently went hiking, shopping and of course, played golf.

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