Lance T. Aikins Age 69, died on Friday, September 29th, 2017, from injuries sustained in an aviation accident, outside of Brinnon, WA. Lance was born June 1st, 1948, in Tacoma, WA. He was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Puyallup High School Class of '67. He first worked as a pilot in the U.S. Navy and then as a Captain with United Airlines for 34 years, before recently retiring in 2013. He is survived by his wife, Debi Aikins; his four children, Luke Aikins and wife Monica, Joshua Aikins and wife Angela; Nicholas Aikins and wife Michaela, and Abigail Aikins; grandsons, Logan, Ender and Revel; granddaughters Julia and Madeline; sister Jessie Farrington and brother Max Aikins; nephews Andy, Todd and Kelly Farrington, Travis, Kirk and Loren Aikins; nieces Keri Bell and Paris Brereton.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Oct. 7, 2017.