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Grace V. Roth Grace Viola Roth was born October 12th, 1923 in Tacoma, WA, to Erik and Angelica Becklund, and passed away October 20th, 2014 at home surrounded by family. Grace was the youngest of 5 children and the only daughter. She spent her early years in the town of Ruston until at the age of 21, she met and married a young Army Lieutenant James L. Roth. Through their years together, they raised 5 children of their own, 4 boys and 1 girl. Grace is preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers and husband, She leaves behind her 5 children James (Sandra), Michael (Cindy), Timothy, and Patrick (Audrey), and Sandra (William) Bridges. Through them she had 20 grandchildren, 25 great grand- children and 2 great-great grandchildren, Services will be held November 1st, 1 P.M., at Haven of Rest in Gig Harbor. Please visit and sign the online guestbook at
Pub Date: 10/25/2014

Richard Rolfe Adamson Dick, 94, passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2014. He was born on his grandparents' farm near Chehalis on Sept. 6, 1920. He graduated from the College of Puget Sound before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944. In Jan. 1948, Dick married the love of his life, Verna. They spent the next 63 years together. Dick worked for the Washington State Patrol from 1948 to 1965 and then the Dept. of Licenses until retirement. He was a member of UPPC since 1960. He is survived by his brother Jim (Carol), children Judy (Mike), Don, and Peggy (Butch), 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and friends at UPPC and the UP Senior Center. A memorial service will be held at University Place Presbyterian Church (UPPC), 8101 27th St. W, at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Please view full obituary at
Pub Date: 10/25/2014

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