LONG BEACH - Pauline L. Eatton, 55, passed from this life peacefully on Feb. 5, 2009, at her Long Beach residence.
She was born in Vallejo, Calif., on Sept. 23, 1953. She lived there for three years with her father, James L. Hampton and mother, Pearl Jewell Denton. The family moved to Denver, Colo., where she was joined by sisters, Micaela Gray and Roberta Richey. After moving to Portland, she attended St. Peters Catholic School and graduated from David Douglas High School.
She met her husband and gave birth to a son, Scott Alonzo. In 1992 she moved to the Peninsula where she met her partner, Dominique. They met about a year after her arrival locally and have been in love ever since.
From a young age she was able to relate to animals. Most anyplace she went, animals, wild or tame, came up to her. She would laugh with them and pet them and feed them. If anyone else attempted to join her in the activity, the animal would leave. The story is told that her first real pet was a tarantula spider named "Spicy." She was seldom without an animal in her life and her cat was with her at the end. Her favorite color was purple and she always loved watching "Looney Tunes" cartoons on TV.
Family was very important to her. She always stayed in contact with her siblings and enjoyed sharing pictures of family with them and displaying family pictures at her residence. She loved her son very much, did the best a mother could do for him and did her best to stay close to her parents whom she loved deeply.
Survivors include her son, Scott Alonzo of Montana; father, James L. Hampton of Seaview; partner Dominique Mathevet; brothers, Kevin Hampton and Jamie Hampton both of Long Beach and Larry Hampton of Ocean Park; sisters, Micaela Gray of Seaview and Roberta Richey of Georgia; a granddaughter, Micaela Alonzo; four nieces; three nephews and a great nephew.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at New Life Church, 405 1st Avenue in Ilwaco. The guest book is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.