Scott C Aton On January 19, 2009, Scott Cornelius Aton left this earth for another place; a matter of faith for many, skepticism for some: unknown, unprovable. He leaves behind a few close friends, a number of acquaintances whom he respected and loved, and innumerable persons whose lives he touched and whose lives in turn touched his. We, all of us, will grieve for our loss, but we shall not forget his long held admonition: “Everything is a beginning.” Scott Aton was born in Piqua, Ohio, on June 7, 1947. He moved with his family to California and graduated from high school in Sacramento. In the army from 1976-1979, he was stationed at Madigan Army Medical Center in the psychiatric unit. After leaving the army, he worked at Puget Sound Hospital for three years as a psychiatric social worker. He founded PSI Therapy Associates in 1981 and worked as a psychotherapist for many years. He leaves behind his loving wife, Kathy Cregan, many close friends, his four children: Mark, Amy, Aaron, and Sarah, and many grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home in the Garden Chapel at 10 am Friday January 23rd.
Melissa Anne Dawkins April 23, 1970 B January 9, 2009 She is survived by her husband, Mark J. Dawkins, her daughter and granddaughter, Joyce and Tatyanah; stepson; Jovan Dawkins; parents, Maxie and Joyce Fields; brothers, Philip, Maxie Jr. and Michael Fields; sisters, Sharon Gilmore, Barbara Fields, Patti Fields; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Service will be held on Saturday, January 24th at Roosevelt Heights COGIC, 4819 South 12th, Tacoma, 98405. Viewing at 12:00 p.m. and service begins at 1:00 p.m.
Jennifer Elizabeth Ussery Born in Tacoma, WA Nov. 24, 1972. Beloved daughter, sister and friend passed away Dec. 25, 2008. She graced many lives with a heart so pure that it filled our lives with love. She is preceded in death by her mother Gail and is survived by her father Samuel D. Ussery; her grandmother Arcie Ussery of Roy, WA; her sisters Robin Tenney of Olympia, WA, Marcie Norman of Sandpoint, ID; and her brother Samuel T. Ussery of Athol, ID; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; her extended family Dawn Hastings and residents of the Amazing Grace Adult Family Home, of Lakewood; her stepmother Dorothy, who followed her in death 17 days later. Jennifer was a member of New Hope Community Church in Lakewood, Special Olympics, softball, basketball, track and field, bowling, and was involved in the P.C.F.A. She volunteered at the public library in Lakewood and also was involved in the Enrich and Metro Parks special programs. A celebration of her life will be held on Jan. 30th at 11:00 am at New Hope Community Church, 9310 Meadow Rd. SW, in Lakewood. Reception following.
Ernest Otto Werner Born Oct. 1929 to Herman and Aurelia Werner of Darwin, MN. Dad joined the USAF in 1949 and spent 26 years on active duty, retiring in Jan. 1976. After college he spent six years serving the USAF as a civilian employee, for a total of 32 years of dedicated Federal Service. On the way, he married Artheline LaBreck and spent 56 years as his loving partner. Six children were born to their union: Perley, Carolyn, Vickie, Dennis, Madeline, and Greg. Perley died at a young age; the other children went on to raise beautiful families of their own. All live in Pierce County and were frequent visitors to the family home in Lakewood. Ernie was predeceased by son Perley, brothers Frank and Harry. Survived by his wife Artie, children Carolyn (MacLeod) (Mark) of Gig Harbor; Vickie (Glastetter) (Kurt) of Puyallup; Dennis Werner (Sheila) of Spanaway; Madeline Werner (Sharon Hollen) of Roy; and Greg Werner (Dawn) of Puyallup; grandchildren Colleen, Kelli, Nicholas, Mia, John, and Scott; and sister Ruth Abrahamson of Cokato, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11:30AM on Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church, 14601 A St S., Tacoma, WA 98444.
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