In honor of our brother – Albert “Lance” Soterion.
Lance was born October 6, 1961 to Mary Louise and Albert LeRoy Soterion. He grew up in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Prior to Lance driving long haul he was a Fire Fighter for the US Forrest service.
Lance shared his love of firearms with his friend Dick, who was more of a father figure and his Uncle Earl, both passed away many years ago, but he still spoke of them fondly. When Lance had the time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing in Oregon.
Lance leaves behind 4 sisters: Tina, Amber, Dawn, and Amanda, 7 nieces: Athena, Jordan, Megan, Morgan, Jacquelyn, Hannah, Lola, and his favorite nephew Layne. He had a close relationship with his cousin Bethann who, like many offered words of comfort to Lance during difficult times. Lance had many friends and co-workers who considered him family. There are too many to list but we want to thank all of you for sharing your lives with him.
The years apart don’t matter, it’s those memories and special moments in time that matter the most. Early on there was were four siblings Tina, Lance, Amber, and Dawn. It’s those moments of the 4 of us playing Softball in the horse pasture, hide-and-go seek in the back yard underneath the night sky (I don’t think we ever found Lance), or going to the river for a swim on a hot summer day. Those are the sweet memories that his sisters will cherish the most. Then along came Baby Amanda, she was Lance’s favorite, he wanted to protect her. Although Amanda may not want to admit it, when her son Layne was born (Lance’s only nephew) Layne became his favorite.
Our brother, your uncle, your cousin, and your friend slipped away on November 29, 2021. May we all remember the good times we shared with Lance, speak of him fondly, and speak of him often.
A celebration of life will take place in the Spring of 2022.