The News Tribune : 2020-07-12

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Sports & Obituaries

Sports & Obituaries 6B JULY 12 SUNDAY 2020 THENEWSTRI­BUNE.COM Obituaries 253.597.8605 Phone Exclusive Online Content Moving Tribute • View and create a personaliz­ed • Read and sign the online • Revisit and share your memories • Send or ™ Guest Book anytime flowers gifts Paid Notices Rentals Obituaries Ronald Nerem Peterson 1949-2020 Ronald Peterson, age 71, passed away June 28, 2020 at his home. Ron was born in Tacoma, WA to Solly and Ernest Peterson. He graduated from Lincoln High School and earned his undergradu­ate and masters degrees from Western Washington University. After graduation, Ron worked as a Correction Officer for the State of Washington until his retirement 2003. Ron was always interested in motorcycle­s. He was a talented custom motorcycle builder and painter. His bikes won many awards. When Ron wasn’t showing his bikes, he was often asked to judge the competitio­ns at the motorcycle shows. Ron met Jeanette Burgeson through mutual friends. They were married in 2001. Together they enjoyed riding motorcycle­s, attending motorcycle events, and traveling. They visited Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Thailand. Ron leaves behind his beloved wife, Jeanette; children, Reann (Larry) ParkerSmit­h and Phillip (Becky) Parker; grandchild­ren, Rosalee, James, Nash, Emily, Josephine, and Annalise. He is also survived by his brother, Marvin (Carol) Peterson; aunt, Ardis Budbill; numerous cousins and family friend, Nararat Nonklang of Thailand. Ron will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Stefanie Henshaw Stefanie Henshaw, mother, grandmothe­r, great-grandmothe­r, passed away June 21, 2020 at 95 years old. She was born May 3, 1925 in Sevastopol, Crimea (Russia). During world war II, Stefanie was attending a USO dance club in Attersee, Austria, when she met her future husband, Norman Henshaw, who was the Officer of the Day host. He asked Stefanie to dance the Vienna waltz, and the courtship began. Norman and Stefanie were married in 1945, in Salzburg, Austria. They came to North Attleboro, MA, where Norm’s family lived, and then to Tacoma, WA, in July 1946. Stefanie devoted her early married life to her family, while attending night school studying English and Citizenshi­p. She became a naturalize­d citizen in 1950’s. She served as a den mother to cub scouts and brownies. She was active in her children’s school PTA and was awarded the Golden Acorn in 1962. Norm and Stefanie were charter members of the West End Athletic Boys’ Club. After her children entered high school, Stefanie went to work at Pacific Lutheran University, then went to work at Tacoma Community College when it opened in 1967. She was the Audiovisua­l Tech, then Language Lab Specialist at the library. She was fluent in several languages and enjoyed helping the local and foreign students and was a mentor to many. In retirement, Norm and Stefanie traveled to many beautiful places, returning to their place of marriage of Salzburg in 1990. Stefanie also had a group of longtime girlfriend­s from Old Town Tacoma - the "Slavs" - who would take extensive foreign trips every 18 months. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, pinochle, and a dice game she called "Nothing". She and Norm loved their beach place on Case Inlet - walking, clam digging, watching beautiful sunsets and having family picnics. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years in 2003, by her very special "foster" parents Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Haley, their children, and her girlfriend­s ’the Slavs". She is survived by her sons; Stephen (Susan), Douglas (Linda) and daughter Barbara; grandchild­ren, Stacy Henshaw, Kimberly Ellis (Roy), Stefanie Mallory (Chris), Alea Marshall (Brandon), Alex Henshaw (Sharleen); stepgrandc­hildren, Erica Griswold (Erick), Sara Hren (Andrew), Abbey Doyel; greatgrand­children, Nathan and Emily Ellis; Colby, Lila, and Layne Marshall; James, Madeline, William and Henry Mallory; Keaton Henshaw; step-great-grandchild­ren, Luke and Olivia Griswold; Emmett and Raelyn Hren; and the descendant­s of Mom and Pop Haley’s children. Private graveside services will be held. If desired, memorial contributi­ons can be made to Hospice or your favorite charity. Stefanie lived a long and full life. Her greatest joys in life were her family and friends. Steven Young Steven Wayne Young, 73, of Tacoma, WA, died of natural causes on 6/9/2020. He was born in Evansville, IN on 9/5/46. In 1968 Steve joined the Tacoma Police Department, starting his career as patrolman. He soon earned the rank of detective and served in that role for the remainder of his 35-year career. After retirement, he loved to tell people that he was, ‘now paid to stay home!’ Steve’s hobbies included trains, obscure trivia, computers, numbers, and being as stubborn as hell. Steve leaves behind his loving wife, Patricia; two children from his first marriage, Judith Clarambeau (Judd) and Steven Young (Jennifer); two stepsons, Bill Evans (Tiffany) and Tom Evans (Karie); grandchild­ren Garrett and Colin Hayes, Conor and Ema Young; and Raymond Evans; siblings Keith Young and Hollie Copeland; Bruce and Jeanne Bender; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Stacey. Memorial to take place next year. View Obituary and In Memoriam listings at 1x2_5_ViewObit PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . 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