Stanley Colson

Obituary of Stanley R. Colson

Stanley R. Colson, went to his Eternal Life on August 5, 2009. He was born on September 15, 1923, in Denver, CO. During World War II, Stan served in the Navy and is a member of the American Legion. After graduating as an aeronautical engineer from the University of Colorado in Bolder, Stan began his career for Boeing Seattle, WA. He was associated with Boeing for 37 years. His challenging and rewarding career included being Quality Assurance Manager for Mariner 10-MVM, Quality Assurance Manager of Saturn V and Chief of the Quality Control Laboratories for Saturn V. Stan published numerous articles and made presentations in the United States and in Germany and Switzerland. He and his wife, Antoinette (Toni) moved to Brevard County in 1985 after spending five years in the United Kingdom where Stan was dimensional control manager for the Hutton Project, a drilling platform in the North Sea. He is survived by his wife, Antoinette of 34 years and his four sons, Stan, Jr.(Mayumi), John Sherman (Debbie), Edwin Whitney (and Maria) and Walter Keith. Stan is also survived by four grandchildren, Joseph, Danielle, David and Baylee; and his sister, Ruth Johnston. He was predeceased by his brother, Bill, and sister, Bertha, also by Mary Ann, his wife and mother of his four sons. Stan will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him for the truly great man he was. To know him was to love him. The family would like to thank the members of the Indian River Center and Vitas Hospice for all they're loving care and devotion. A visitation will be held at Beach Funeral Home, Indian Harbour Beach, from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 10th, 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009. Stan will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stan's memory to the Holy Name of Jesus School Endowment Fund.
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Service Information

When Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 11:00am Officiating Father Tony Welle Co-Celebrant Deacon John Farrell Location Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Address 3050 N. Highway A1A Indialantic, FL 32903 Service Extra Info Military Honors following Mass
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