10/26/00

Thomas John Athanasion

Thomas John "Papou" Athanasion, a Golden Valley resident, died Thursday Oct.

19, 2000, in Kingman.

He was 78.

Mr.

Athanasion was born May 26, 1922 in Lawrence, Mass.

He moved to Golden Valley 13 years ago from La Puente, Calif.

Mr.

Athanasion attended schools in Nashua, N.H.

where he graduated in 1941.

He attended The Theological School in Connecticut.

In the course of his career he owned a dry cleaning business in Washington D.C.

and a landscape garden business in Southern California.

He was a truckdriver for Yellow Freight for many years until his retirement in 1988.

After retiring he worked part-time delivering The Prospector shopper in Golden Valley.

Mr.

Athanasion is survived by: his wife, Ida Bosley Athanasion; two daughters, Paula Athanasion of Winchester, Mass., and Ritajean Goodrich of Kingman; four sons, John Athanasion of Ontario, Calif., Robert W.

Athanasion of Redding, Calif., Thomas J.

Athanasion Jr.

of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Randy Ruble of Kingman; two step-daughters, Marie Snyder of Jackman, Maine and Cynthia McCharty of Manchester, N.H.; step-son Alfred A.

Lambert of Maplewood, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.

on Nov.

4, 2000, at Kingman First Assembly of God.

Pastor Dan Briles and Pastor Frank Goodrich will officiate.

Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.

Burial will be in Rose Hill, Calif., at a later date.