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Frances Bernice Lowry Frances died peacefully on October 20, 2014, at the age of 91. She was born October 16, 1923 to Gordon and Helen Loyer. Frances grew up in Tacoma, graduated from Lincoln High School and then St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1945. She worked for many years for the old Northern Pacific Hospital and Puget Sound Hospital. Frances was very strong in her Catholic faith and had been an active member of St. John of the Woods parish. Frances loved to travel, be it a day trip to the coast or her very treasured pilgrimage to Medjugorje. She loved to crochet, knit, bake and do many others crafts that she generously shared with those she loved. However her absolute favorite activity was being Grandma to not only her grandchildren through blood but the many young people who became grandchildren of the heart. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence William Lowry; and her son, William Francis Lowry. She is survived by her children: Larry (Connie), Allen (Lucia), Tim (Catherine), Tina (Fred) Mathews and daughter in-law, Jolin Lowry. She is also survived by her brother Bill Loyer, her many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:30am at St. John of the Woods Catholic Church in Tacoma. The Rosary will be recited and viewing will be held prior to Mass at 11:00am. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Please leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares.com. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.
Pub Date: 10/22/2014

Patrick McLendon Age 77, passed away suddenly October 14th. He was born in Renton, Washington and grew up there. He attended Renton schools and graduated in 1955. He met Rita Thomas and they married in 1954. He worked at McLendon Hardware with his family his entire working life. He retired in 1997 and moved to Port Orchard to be close to his grandchildren. He loved to travel; he went to Hawaii many times and also enjoyed Lake Chelan. He also enjoyed his home at Ocean Shores. He is survived by his son Scott (Shannon) McLendon and grandchildren Brittany and Bryce, and brothers Robert, Ted, and Jan McLendon. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita, and sisters Dorothy and Wanda. He will be greatly missed, as he was a great man, father, and friend. A memorial service will be held at Rill Chapel in Port Orchard on October 25th at 2 pm. An on-line memorial can be accessed at www.rill.com.
Pub Date: 10/22/2014

Robert Randolph Sandlin Was born in Casper, Wyoming on March 11, 1925. At the age of two he moved to Puyallup, Washington where he died peacefully on October 15, 2014. Bob "Swinging Hammer" 89, is survived by wife Judy (Braden) Sandlin, three daughters, Lisa (Bradly) Havens, Liz (David) Berry and Kate (Peter) Szilard, granddaughter Stephanie and great granddaughter Isabella. Bob loved fishing, hunting and sitting by his pond in Packwood. May you rest in Peace husband, dad and papa. Services will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at 2pm, Peace Lutheran Church 214 E Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, WA 98372.
Pub Date: 10/22/2014

Stanford "Stan" William Hanson Age 47, passed away on October 8, 2014 at home surrounded by family after a hard-fought battle against stomach cancer. Stan was born in Tacoma, WA on July 14, 1967 to Stuart and Phyllis Hanson. He grew up in Gig Harbor and graduated from Gig Harbor High School. At the University of Washington, Stan received a B.S. in Building Construction, and both a B.A. and M.A. in Architecture. While at his fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi, he met his wife, Sandra, a Pi Beta Phi, on a blind date. They recently celebrated 22 years together. Stan was a loving husband and extremely devoted father to two wonderful boys, Balin (13) and Harrison (9). He was active in the community, volunteered at his kids' school and coached Little League. Stan loved to ski, golf, work on cars and play on the water, but his favorite activity was hot-tubbing with his sons under the stars. As a partner at Stillwell Hanson Architects, he thoroughly enjoyed his career as an architect; however, his ability to smooth out bumps in the road for his clients during the building process was one of his most admired talents. Stan's laid back demeanor, infectious laugh and enormous smile came with a huge heart for his family and those in need, which he always took time to help. Stan will be forever missed. Stan is survived by his parents Stuart and Phyllis, wife Sandra, two sons, and siblings Stuart (Barbara), Steve (Corey), Stephanie (Kevin) Steele, and Scott (Deshea), as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. A celebration of Stan's life will be held on Friday, October 24, at 3:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Memorial service will be followed by a reception.
Pub Date: 10/22/2014

Jody Mac Sandidge 10/22/59 - 10/18/94 2 Hearts 1 Soul! Love, Sandidge, Bogrand Family and daughter Nicki Main.
Pub Date: 10/22/2014

Sandra M. Glover 10-27-44 10-22-13 In Loving Memory We think of you in silence We often speak your name What would we give to hear your voice And see your face again
Pub Date: 10/22/2014


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