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About Us

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

As it moves into the future, Mountain View draws on a rich heritage. The Memorial Park was incorporated in 1915 by James Richard Thompson. In 1942 his son J. Arthur Thompson added the funeral home on the cemetery grounds. At the time a revolutionary idea, it was only the second funeral home/cemetery combination started in the United States. In 1956, Arthur’s son, Brewer B. Thompson, came to Mountain View. Under his leadership, Mountain View continued to grow. A second funeral chapel was built on the grounds, the operation was computerized, the staff grew in size to 68 full time employees, 80 more acres were acquired for the memorial park and the company became debt free.

Brewer’s daughter, Cindy Thompson, started as manager at Mountain View in 1987 after a career in healthcare. While working at Mountain View, Cindy received an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University . She became President of Mountain View in 1996 after her father’s retirement. In 2000, Cindy built the Celebration of Life Center which includes the Aspen Chapel and two reception rooms. Seeing the need for Mountain View to grow beyond the family heritage from which it began, Cindy arranged for North Star Memorial Group to acquire the park and she continues to serve as a consultant for Mountain View. For nearly 100 years, Mountain View Memorial Park has been part of life for the people of Tacoma.

Mountain View has 160 acres of property, 110 of which have been fully developed for cemetery use. The first burial took place in 1915 and since then more than 100,000 interments have occurred in the cemetery. The cemetery has about 1000 burials a year, and helps about 1400 families a year with funeral services. The cemetery continues to grow and is committed to preserving the beauty and peacefulness of the park. In the past few years we have developed an additional urn garden with over 3,000 inurnment spaces and another mausoleum structure, bringing the total of such structures to ten with over 5,000 casket spaces and over 10,000 niches for cremated remains. The cemetery also includes five veterans' sections and 53 other separate gardens for burial. Mountain View Memorial Park has an array of flora and fauna, including 181 different varieties of trees, 575 rhododendrons, and a prize winning rose garden and many varieties of birds and wildlife.



Our Valued Staff

Clarke Thomson

Clarke Thomson, General Manager


David Sweet

David Sweet, Sales Manager


Paul Friden

Paul Friden, Mortuary Location Manager / Certified Funeral Celebrant


Dave Montgomery

Dave Montgomery, VP of Cemetery Development and Memorialization


Kim Josue

Kim Josue, Office Manager


Dan  Lasham

Dan Lasham, Service Manager


Elayne  Best

Elayne Best, Accounting Manager


Cheryl Teifke

Cheryl Teifke, Sales Assistant


Lance  Morris

Lance Morris, Superintendent


Bob  Johnston

Bob Johnston, Funeral Director / Embalmer


Greg  Morley

Greg Morley, Funeral Director / Embalmer


Kirk  Oberg

Kirk Oberg, Funeral Director / Embalmer


Caitlin Baranko

Caitlin Baranko, Funeral Director / Embalmer


Brenda Perez

Brenda Perez, Funeral Director / Intern

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Megan Campbell

Megan Campbell, Embalmer/Funeral Director Intern


Rico Diaz

Rico Diaz, Funeral Director / Intern


Katrina Jacobson

Katrina Jacobson, Funeral Director / Intern


Brad Lasham

Brad Lasham, Funeral Director / Intern


Neil Beck

Neil Beck, Family Service Counselor


Carl  Chodowski

Carl Chodowski, Family Service Counselor


Mary Monroe

Mary Monroe, Family Service Counselor


Carl  Cariaga

Carl Cariaga, Family Service Counselor


Mark Delmarter

Mark Delmarter, Family Service Counselor


Chelsia Berry

Chelsia Berry, Family Service Counselor


Phuong

Phuong "Kitty" Le, Family Service Counselor


Nicole M Smith

Nicole M Smith, Family Service Counselor


William A Connor

William A Connor, Family Service Counselor


Timothy Aberegg

Timothy Aberegg, Family Service Counselor


Michael Real

Michael Real, Family Service Counselor


Savannah Luna

Savannah Luna, Family Service Counselor


Robert  Green

Robert Green, Family Service Counselor


Gary Eyring

Gary Eyring, Family Service Counselor


Michael W. Merker

Michael W. Merker, Family Service Supervisor


Anamaria Manu

Anamaria Manu, Family Service Counselor


Michael Lee Yi

Michael Lee Yi, Community Service Counselor


Ben Tran

Ben Tran, Community Service Counselor


Donald Olsen

Donald Olsen, Community Service Counselor


James Bass

James Bass, Seminar Coordinator


Elizabeth Small

Elizabeth Small, Clerical and Administrative Specialist


Mary Lou Colorossi

Mary Lou Colorossi, Clerical/Administrative Specialist


Alyssa Fortin

Alyssa Fortin, Clerical/Administrative Specialist


Denise Sutherland

Denise Sutherland, Clerical/Administrative Specialist


Aubrea Wallace

Aubrea Wallace, Clerical/Administrative Specialist


Ty Criteser

Ty Criteser, Clerical/Administrative Specialist


Terri  Dahm

Terri Dahm, Clerical Administrative Specialist


LeAnn Morrow

LeAnn Morrow, Clerical Administrative Specialist


Jenifer Spencer

Jenifer Spencer, Clerical / Administrative Specialist


Sue Boggs

Sue Boggs, Clerical / Administrative Specialist


Christine Moore

Christine Moore, Clerical & Admin Specialist


Vicki  Reed

Vicki Reed, Receptionist


Kristina Osborn

Kristina Osborn, Lead Media Associate


Aleks Bulkhak

Aleks Bulkhak, Media Associate


Larrie Fletcher

Larrie Fletcher, Staff Associate


Kai Vik

Kai Vik, Staff Associate


Sherri  Nugent-Loehr

Sherri Nugent-Loehr, Staff Associate


Loretta  Mangum

Loretta Mangum, Staff Associate


Marissa Ramirez-Nino

Marissa Ramirez-Nino, Staff Associate


Kalynda Stearnes

Kalynda Stearnes, Staff Assciate


Tristan Carlson-Walker

Tristan Carlson-Walker, Staff Associate


Chace Ward

Chace Ward, Assistant Superintendent


Mark  Braverman

Mark Braverman, Cemetery Caretaker


Christine Rose Walker

Christine Rose Walker, Cemetery Caretaker


Bobby McGee

Bobby McGee, Cemetery Caretaker


Frank McDaniel

Frank McDaniel, Cemetery Caretaker


Christopher Hale

Christopher Hale, Cemetery Caretaker


Elisha Parks

Elisha Parks, Cemetery Caretaker


Brian Peters

Brian Peters, Cemetery Caretaker


Jeremiah Sandstrom

Jeremiah Sandstrom, Cemetery Caretaker


James Wade Erickson

James Wade Erickson, Cemetery Caretaker