Jesus Salas Lizama

December 12, 1928December 1, 2018

Jesus Lizama, 87, born December 12, 1930, was the youngest of eight children to Juan Pangelinan Lizama and Ana Salas Lizama. Jesus passed away peacefully December 1, 2018 in his Lakewood, Washington home surrounded by his loving family.

His parents, siblings, wife, Gladys Mae and eldest daughter, Debbie, preceded him in death.

Jesus is survived by his daughters, Vanessa (John Manahane), Charissa (Farley Bass), Lorina (George Balbin) and Earlene Moody; grandchildren LoriAnn (Corey Gardner), Bernard, Jude, Jacob & Christian Lizama and Sila Manahane; and great-grandchildren Vegas Mae, Zander & Zeppelin Gardner and Bernard Lizama Jr, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Jesus was a military veteran having served during two separate conflicts; Korea and Vietnam; and retired from the US Army after 20 years of service. After his military service, he worked for 20+ years at Harmon Cabinets in Tacoma.

Our Family would like to acknowledge the Franciscan Hospice Care Team that cared for our father: Bobbie (CNA), Jenny (SW), Brandy (RN), and Jessie (MedEquip); we extend our deepest gratitude for their kindest, compassionate advice and professional support as we cared for our father at home.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. (rosary) and 11:00 a.m. (funeral Mass) at St John Bosco Church, 10508 112th St SW, Lakewood, Washington.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Mills & Mills Funeral Home, Tumwater, Washington.


  • Bernard Lizama, Sr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jude Lizama, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jacob Lizama, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Christian Lizama, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Zander Gardner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Zepplin Gardner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bernard Lizama, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer


21 December


10:15 am

St. John Bosco

10508 112th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

21 December

Memorial Mass

11:00 am

St. John Bosco Catholic Church

10508 112th St SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498

21 December

Reception to follow Church Service

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St. John Bosco

10508 112th St SW
Lakewood, Wa 98498

21 December


2:30 pm

Calvary Cemetery

5212 S 70th St
Tacoma , Washington 98467


Jesus Salas Lizama

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