Bonney Lake resident John R. Fields, 65, died Nov. 14,

Bonney Lake resident John R. Fields, 65, died Nov. 14, 2008, in Tacoma.

JOHN FIELDS

Bonney Lake resident John R. Fields, 65, died Nov. 14, 2008, in Tacoma.

He was born April 5, 1943, in Bremerton, Wash., and was married in 1963 in Seattle. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education/economics from Whitworth College and a master’s degree in education from Pacific Lutheran University. He was a DECA teacher at Lakes High School in the Clover Park School District.

He enjoyed boating, playing tennis, riding motorcycles, traveling, flying airplanes, working crossword puzzles and coaching sports. He was a missionary in Mexico, an elder at Praise the Lord Fellowship and was a member of Tacoma Rotary, Tacoma Elks, Roof Coasting Manufacturing Association and the Tacoma Yacht Club. He also was founder and president of Fields Company.

He is survived by his wife Polly Fields of Bonney Lake; sons Matt Fields and wife Chere of Graham, Wash., Jack Fields and wife Angela of Olympia, Wash., Mike Fields and wife Kim of Tacoma, Joshua Fields and wife Michelle of Lacey, Wash., and Titus Fields of Tacoma; daughter Jodi Fields of Orting, Wash.; sister Shirley Benett and husband Terry; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Larry Fields in March 1965 and sisters Patricia Collins and Linda Smolarek.

A memorial service took place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Rainier Hills Christian Fellowship, 23711 Enrtwhistle Rd. in Buckley, preceded by a 5 p.m. social. Officiating will be the Rev. Mike Majack.

Memorials may be made to the Jesus Chima Hurricane Fund, c/o RHCF, 23711 Entwhistle Rd., Buckley, 98321.

All are invited to sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

PHILIP HARTFORD

Philip H. Hartford, 59, died Nov. 17, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

He was born April 17, 1949, graduated from Admiral Farragut High School in New Jersey and earned a bachelor’s from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He served with the Merchant Marines for many years and relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 1987. He married Colleen Marie Johnson on Sept. 10, 1994, in Bonney Lake. They have owned and operated Incontinent Solutions in Sumner for the past 10 years. His enjoyments included sailing, flying, spending time outdoors, hiking, snowshoeing, driving his tractor on his farm and, above all, spending time with his children.

Survivors include his wife Colleen Johnson of Buckley; daughter Carol, 9, and son Chase, 3, of the home; and sisters Penny (his twin), Berta, Helen and Wendy.

A funeral service took place at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. Burial followed at Buckley City Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Lance Armstrong “Live Strong” Foundation, 15801 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue, Wash. 98008.

All are invited to sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

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