In Memoriam

Jonathon David Hanson, 21, of Elkview passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Morgantown.

He graduated from Capital High School in 2003 with highest honors and straight A’s. He attended WVU as an honor student in the chemical engineering department with a 4.0 GPA. He made the dean’s list every semester while at WVU. He was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key National Honor Society, and the Chemical Engineering Honorary. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering and a member of the National Youth Science Foundation. He was a science fiction enthusiast with a love for Star Trek and was an amateur astronomer and photographer.

Surviving are his parents, David A. and Carolyn R. Hanson; sister, Jennifer L. Hansen; grandparents, Albert and Eleanor Westerhof of Auburn, Wash., and Ruth Caswell of Des Moines, Wash.; aunts and uncles, Diane and Paul Blough of Woodinville, Wash., and Barbara Roewe of Silver Creek, Wash.; cousins, Garrett, Alex, Chris, Matthew, and Shawn.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Youth Science Foundation, P.O. Box 3387, Charleston, WV 25333-3387.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, at the Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean Meadows and Cherrie Sizemore officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, is in charge of the arrangements.