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Ramon Twine Carroll

Ramon Twine Carroll
Ramon Twine Carroll , aka Mone, aka Coach was called home 3/11/18 after a long battle with Sarcoidosis.

He was born in Vallejo California, June 10, 1961 to Teresa and Lloyd Carroll. His youth was spent in San Francisco where he attended Balboa High School and then the College of San Mateo. He then went on to “lose luggage” for United airlines until he had to retire due to disability.

Ramon was a kind and gentle soul. He had a great love of music, and had a beautiful singing voice if you were lucky enough to hear him. He loved traveling with his wife as often as possible. Especially Hawaii. His favorite spot was “the shrimp shack” on the North Shore of Oahu.

Ramon loved Football, NFL, College, High School. He was an extreme Seahawks fan. His love and knowledge of the game carried into Coaching where he was a wonderful mentor and great coach with both the SeaTac Sharks and Blackhills Junior Football. He was a Charter Season Ticket holder for the Seahawks. When his illness no longer permitted him to go to the games, he loved surrounding himself with friends to watch his Hawks. “Fire in the hole”.

Then there was his never-ending love of his beloved SF Giants. I think they could hear him in California all the way from Washington the last time they won the World Series.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Teresa and Lloyd Carroll, his sister Cynthia Butler, grandparents and his father-in-law William Matheson.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Susan Carroll, of Kent; his son, Anthony Carlson of Federal Way; His brother Charles Jones (Dee Dee) of Allen, Texas; Arthur Butler (Denise) of Patterson California; sister Loretta Carroll-Street of Antioch, California; his beloved fur babies, Kirby, Finnigan and Fergie FooFoo and enough nieces, nephews and extended family and friends to fill a stadium.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Ramons life:
Sunday May 6th 2018 at 1pm
Fraternal Order of Eagles
404 Young Street
Elma, Washington
As the tattoo on his arm said.... “See You In The Funny Papers”

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Mary Lorraine Jarvis

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Mary Lorraine Jarvis, aged 62, died peacefully in her sleep February 27, 2018 at her home in Federal Way, WA after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Mary was born June 13, 1955 in Seattle, WA, the youngest daughter of her parents, Victor Scott Williamson and Eliza Pearl Fields.

Mary is survived by her brothers and sisters, Vicki, Don, John, Janet, Roger, and Clark; her husband Rod Jarvis; her sons, Benjamin, Barrett, and Brandon; her grandchildren Evan, Thomas, Teagan, and Upton; and many other relatives and close friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Scott and Pearl, and sister, Jeanie.

In 1979, Mary married her soulmate, Rodney Earl Jarvis, and started a new family with her son, Benjamin John Olson. They had two sons, Barrett Vinton and Brandon Scott Jarvis. They created a loving home wherever life took them, whether it was in the greater Seattle area; Seoul, South Korea; Yokohama, Japan; Sterling, Virginia; Rome, Italy; or Houston, Texas.

Mary found great friendship and joy as a board member of the American Women's Club in South Korea and as President of the Yokohama International Women's Club in Japan. Her philanthropic work in Japan granted her an audience before the Empress of Japan. If you were to ask her of her greatest achievement, however, Mary would proclaim her grandchildren with unflinching certainty and pride.

Her love for cross stitch and crafting was not only a cherished and fulfilling past time, but a driving force later in life. She created hand-stitched family trees for each of her grandchildren to keep, add to, and pass down as family heirloom.

An avid sports fan, she rooted for the Seahawks, UW Huskies, ECU Pirates, and the Mariners with her favorite ballplayer being the ruggedly handsome Jay Buhner. She was at her happiest when camping at the Taneum, listening to the game on the radio surrounded by family and friends.

Mary was an active member and found comfort and peace at Brooklake Church in Federal Way, WA.

A memorial date and location are to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to Bleeding Disorders Foundation of Washington (

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Clarence L. "Mike" Redmond

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Clarence L. Redmond (Mike) 93, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA on February 7, 2018 and was surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born in Seattle, WA to Louis and Mamie Redmond and was the youngest of two boys, predeceased by his older brother John. Mike graduated from O'Dea High School. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War ll (Pacific Theatre) and the Korean War. He attended Gonzaga University and University of Washington. In 1950, Mike met the love of his life, Connie Bassett and in 1952 they began a happy marriage of over of 65 years, and raised 3 kids.

Mike spent the majority of his career in the insurance industry and was widely respected, ending in his dream job, as a deputy insurance commissioner in Olympia. Mike was a proud veteran and for many years attended veteran's events throughout the country with Connie. Mike was very proud of his Irish and Norwegian heritage and at one point traveled to Ireland to visit his cousins. He maintained a long distance relationship with his Irish relatives. Mike was also an avid UW Husky and Seahawk fan.

Mike was always involved in charities, and is a past president of the Lions Club. Mike loved being around people, and made friends easily. His desire to help others often put him in leadership roles. Mike loved and was very proud of his three children.

Mike is survived by his wife Connie, daughter Janine, and two sons, Jim (Penny) and Don (LeeAnne). Mike is also survived by sisters-in-law Jean, Vi, and Antoinette, and many other nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will occur on March 9th at 3PM. Village Green Retirement Community, Fairfield Bldg - Federal Way.

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Thomas A. Powell

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6/20/1937 to 2/12/2018

Tom was born in 1937 in Ellensburg, WA to mother, Alice Lindberg, and father, Thomas Warnock. When Tom was 10, his half-brother, Dirk, was born. In 1955, they moved to a farm on Kent’s East Hill, which unfortunately included 500 chickens. Tom did not remember this with fondness. So, he enrolled in college and started work for the Forest Service, which seemed easier than the chickens. Later, he enlisted in the Navy Reserves and worked on submarines out of San Diego.

In 1960, Tom married Ann Kehr and in 1961 their first daughter, Debby, was born, followed by their first son, Bill, in 1963. The young family was renting a house in Kent when they first had contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses. They met Grace and Chuck Straley at the laundromat and became friends. However, both couples moved out of the area and they lost touch with each other.

Later, they moved to Renton and in 1968, their second daughter, Rebecca, was born followed closely by the adoption of their second son, Sean. Tom and Ann were looking into various religions, but they felt that something was lacking. Then, one day there was a knock on their door, and it was Charley Straley. He was different from the other ministers, he didn’t offer to pray for them, instead he offered a Bible study. Tom and Ann accepted his offer and soon were studying; Ann with Louis and Alice Arzate, who lived just up the street and Tom with Paula Culver’s mother, Shirley Culver.

In 1970, Tom and his brother Dirk participated in building this Kingdom Hall. In 1973, Tom and Ann were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Tom served the congregation faithfully as both a ministerial servant and as an elder for many years. In 1990, Tom’s youngest child, Sean, developed cancer and died in 1991. This devastated the family.

In 1991, Tom started work at King County Metro as a bus driver, where he stayed until he retired in 2002.

Tom always had a love of travel and adventure, which can be easily seen in his choice of hobbies: rock climbing, cave exploring, kayaking, marathon running, skiing, snowshoeing, and learning to fly small aircraft. At age 78, he even went skydiving for the first time.

In 1987, he took a mountain survival course with his daughter, Rebecca, where he learned how to survive being stranded in the mountains overnight. It was quite an experience to go to sleep in your igloo and have to dig your way out of a 5-foot snowfall the next morning! In later years, he loved creating stained glass artwork and even restored the windows in a historic train in Snoqualmie. He also loved to teach. He showed several people in the congregation how to work stained glass. He was a sponsor for AA. He conducted Bible studies with neighbors.

Tom looked forward to the Bible’s promise of a resurrection to an earth free from pain and suffering (Rev. 21:3, 4). He spent many hours teaching people that this life is not all there is. “The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever upon it (Ps 37:10, 11).” For more information, please visit the website

Many will remember Tom as a giving person. He willingly gave of himself and his time to help others through difficult times.

He will be missed.

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Penny Earlene (Jones) Curfman

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In Loving Memory of Penny Earlene (Jones) Curfman, who passed away on February 7, 2018.

Penny was born March 15, 1946 in Muncie Indiana and died on Feb. 7, 2018 in Seattle WA. Penny is survived by her husband, Roger Curfman, 3 adult children Jim Curfman (Sheila), Robin Curfman Post (Tracey), Becky (Curfman) Harris. 10 Grandchildren: Katrina Curfman, Jaime Harris, Jeremie Curfman, Olivia Post, Austin Harris, Tristan Curfman, Brendon Curfman, Kris Curfman, Sophia Curfman, and 1 great grandchild: Ronin Latimer. Penny was greeted in heaven by her 19 yr. old grandson Jamie Curfman (deceased 02/21/2014).

Next to Penny’s love for the Lord, was her love for family. Penny was the glue to the family and she dedicated each day loving and helping them. Penny held a strong connection to her church family, holding many duties within her church Grace Fellowship of Kent, counting tithes, church flowers, planning many events, Sandwich Sunday, Men’s Breakfast, and in past years ran Kid’s club each Friday, and especially playing Bunco each month with her church friends.

In addition, serving the community was another love of Penny’s. For over 30 years Penny dedicated her time to the Tukwila School District in classrooms and hosting PTA programs, Talent shows, Dances, back to school picnics (her favorite), the Holiday Store, endless nights of counting PTA money from fundraisers. The hours Penny contributed was endless. Penny also volunteered at North Hill Elementary and CHOICE Academy in the Highline School District. She was a giver of all things, especially her heart. Mother and Grandma to all, an unwavering dedication to making others feel loved.

Penny was a rare gem and will be deeply mourned and missed by many communities, family and friends.

A celebration of Life for Penny Earlene Curfman will be held: . Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Grace Fellowship of Kent 11135 SE 232nd St, Kent, WA 98031.

Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation basket will be at service.

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Jerilyn Radonski

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Jerilyn Radonski, longtime resident of Montesano, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Feb. 4, 2018. She was born Jan. 17, 1953, with a congenital heart defect and a feisty soul which defied all odds, giving her life for a full 65 years.

Having been a patient of the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, she went on to become a member of the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital Guild and president of the Montesano Chapter. She volunteered at Beacon Elementary School for 20 years, was an active member of the Montesano Church of God and Montesano Moose Lodge.

Jerilyn also enjoyed bowling at Monte Lanes where she also served as the secretary of her bowling league. Jerilyn was a caretaker at heart and her cats were the love of her life.

Jerilyn is survived by her three older sisters, Cheryl Parker (John), Arlene Holmes (Denny) and Cathy Nixon (Doug), Aunt Dottie Radonski, six nieces and nephews, along with nine great-nieces and nephews. She was loved by all, including long-time friend Glen Vance, brother-in-law Bill Brown, and her close group of local friends ‘The Friday Girls’, who all added immense joy to her life.

Jerilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Rosemary Radonski. Jerilyn’s family would like to thank all of those who gave her care and companionship over the years. She was always thankful for those in her life.

Services will be held on July 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Montesano Church of God.

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Patricia Pomeroy Tanner

Patricia Pomeroy Tanner died in Kent, Washington on January 19, 2018 in at the age of 82.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Tanner and her three children and three step-children and many cousins, nieces and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her siblings Jim and Wanda.

Patricia was born in 1935 on a homestead near Trego, Montana to Jennie and Elmer Pomeroy. She graduated from Walla Walla Community College with a degree in Nursing. Pat and Bob traveled extensively through the years, spending several years in Louisiana and later in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Her last few years were spent at Radcliffe Place in Kent. Her children remember her as a fun loving and driven mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Pat was accomplished at writing and published a number of books in the romance genre. She was a talented individual who loved writing poetry and painting and who was passionate about sharing her gifts. Pat was an active and dedicated Christian and often helped those around her, driving those who could not to events and working as a volunteer until her health prevented it.

A celebration of her life is scheduled for 11:00 Saturday Feb. 3 at Radcliffe Place. All are welcome to attend.

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Fred Bowens Jr

At his birth on May 19, 1952 in Paris, Texas, Fred Bowens was welcomed by his loving father and mother, Fred and Maggie Bowens; grandparents, Grady and Janie McCuin; great-grandparents, Nathan McCuin, Fred and Lula Persley; and his sister Kay. As he grew, Fred was nurtured with loving kindness. He would learn many things from his new family. He learned how to raise cattle, mostly cows from his grandfather Grady and carpentry skills from his great-grand father Fred. Three of the most important lessons he
learned was a strong commitment to working hard, helping others and a love of learning. As a result, his life was characterized by hard work, service to others and a devotion to learning.

Fred received his primary and secondary school education in Oklahoma City. When he finished school, he felt a call and responsibility to serve his country in the United States Marines. He served dutifully and faithfully until he experienced an eye injury.

In 1985, Fred joined his father, Fred, in Seattle. Because of his industrious and entrepreneurial spirit, Fred formed his own apartment maintenance company. His ethic of hard work served him well as his business acquired long-term relationships with his customers. In 1994, at the age of 42, Fred expressed a desire to help others on a deeper level. He decided to go to college. With a passion for learning, Fred received an Associate of Arts and Science Degree from Edmonds Community College, a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Law and Justice from Central Washington University, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Applied Behavioral Science with emphasis on Systems Counseling and Clinical Internship from the Leadership Institute of Seattle.

In spite of working full-time and many hours, Fred excelled in his studies and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, an International Honor Society.
After his graduation, Fred held positions as a behavioral health clinician and counselor at Affiliated Mental Health, Red Point Seattle, Whitmore & Associates, and, lastly Evergreen Behavioral Health. Fred demonstrated a genuine and sincere willingness to help improve the lives of the clients he served. Fred felt their pain and suffering.

Fred’s spiritual journey began 1965, he was baptized into the Christian faith at the East Side Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. Throughout his life, he read his bible and attended several churches. In 2004, Fred shared his desire to be connected to a congregation that was actively engaged in service to the
poor. His search led him to St. James Cathedral. In 2004, the Christian Community of St. James Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Seattle welcomed Fred into the Roman Catholic Church. He served as an usher until his family moved to Renton. In Renton, his family united with the St. Anthony Parish.

In 2002, Fred married Deloris Miranda, affectionately called Dolly. His life with Dolly was the happiest and most joyful years of his adult life. Dolly brought a spirit of gentleness and caring to his lifelong struggle. With Dolly, he felt free to tell jokes and enjoy life with the same intensity of his work.

On January 26, 2018, Fred transitioned back to his Creator. He is survived by Dolly, his faithful and loving wife; Maggie and Janie, his beloved mother and grandmother; daughters Felicia and Nicole; sons Dylan, Bryan, Jeremy and Phillip; brothers David, Jackie, Danny, and Donald; Sisters, Mary, Febra and Karethy (Kay); grandchildren Amaya, Jada, Darnell Jr, Aniyah, and Jalen; nieces Shayla, Maya, Danielle, and Shanequa.

Fred joins his father, Fred, his brother Kenneth, grandfather Grady, great-grand parents Nathan, Fred and Lula; and niece Pricilla, who preceded him in departing from this life.

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Eric Mahl

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Eric Mahl, age 55, died on January 24th, 2018, at his home in Burien, Washington. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Mahl, and his mother, Margaret Mahl. Eric is survived by a sister, Valerie, and brother-in-law, Brian Spannbauer.

After graduating from Highline High School in Burien, Washington, Eric served four years in the U.S. Air Force and from there, worked at the Boeing Company until he took an early retirement.

He was known for having a great sense of humor; he loved life and spending time with his family and friends. He was talented in so many ways and enjoyed working on aircraft, writing and drawing. Eric loved skiing, scuba diving, hiking and fishing. He had a great love of music as well, especially classic rock such as Led Zeppelin, The Scorpions, Pink Floyd and Robin Trower. Anything 80's made him smile. He was a gentle soul and is greatly missed.

A celebration of Eric's life, according to his wishes, will be in Burien at Elmer's Pub on Friday, February 9th, between 6 & 9 p.m.

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Robert John Mosier

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11/10/1969 - 1/23/2018

Bob's impact on this world was felt by anyone lucky enough to have met him. Chances are, if you met him only once, you would consider him a friend. Bob leaves behind many friends. Too many to name, but several have become family. (You know who you are!) He will be missed terribly.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Marlene Mosier.

He is survived by his wife Leslie Mosier, children Alexander Keane (and wife Laura Canale), Alyssa Keane, and his grandchildren Kiernan and Olivia Ryan. He will never meet his granddaughter Ann Keane, who is expected to make her world debut in March, but she will hear stories, and Bob already loved her.

Bob wouldn't want us to be sad. Take your family bowling, spend an afternoon at the ball park, listen to some 80s music, grab a beer with your buddies. These are the things Bob enjoyed. Life is short. Cherish every moment.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bob's name to the ASPCA. He would never admit it, but that commercial made him cry every single time.

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