Rhett Mattson

Rhett Mattson was a source of great joy to his family during his too-brief time with them.

ILWACO — Our little Rhett fought for his life after falling into our fish pond on Tuesday, July 16.

We had wonderful compassionate help from Medix, Gary Forner and Tom Williams of the Ilwaco Fire Department; Brian Knutson of the Chinook Fire Department; Ocean Beach Hospital nurses, Erika Karnofski, doctors and staff in their quest to stabilize Rhett. Your love and support for us and a loving send off for Rhett and his mama by Life Flight to Doernbecher is much appreciated. Thank you, O.H.S.U. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, for your continuing care, concern, efficiency and continuing to supply compassion and care for our little one and the family.

There is nothing like the tremendous love coming from you, our extended community family, to give us the strength to endure the pain and loss of our sunshine. Thank you seems not enough to say to all of you for sending us your prayers, support and encouragement. Thank you for all the love you have sent our way and to our baby boy. Your thoughtfulness is truly amazing. We are blessed to have all of you in our lives.

A celebration of life for Rhett Bennett Mattson will be held at Ron and Sharron’s home at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25.

Sharron, Ron and Anne Mattson

Ilwaco

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