- About Us
Jon Michael Spencer was born on July 16, 1960 late in the Washington summer. A warm Tacoma breeze ushered him into the world and a cold winter wind blew him out of it on February 25, 2019. He was 58 years old. Jon, a member of the Muckleshoot and one of the Coastal Salish peoples, was part of the Pacific Northwest from start to finish. Born in Washington but raised in Oregon, Jon spent his time outdoors, creating, and loving his family. He drew inspiration from nature, his family, and life for each oil painting, poem, or story he created. Full of laughter and quick to share his gifts, Jon spent his life fiercely loving and being fiercely loved. Music, loud, pulsing, and nearly a living thing that ran along his skin, was a favorite experience and something Jon sought out eagerly. He loved experiences that affected all senses and set his spirit alight. Among the many hearts still full of love for Jon are his beautiful children Lee Declusin (Tara) of Everett, Craig Spencer of Oregon, Marina Spencer of Oregon, Jared Spencer of Oregon, Coral Scott (Takoda) of Oregon, and Katelyn Prater of Auburn; his brother Bob Spencer of Auburn; and his amazing grandchildren Kaydence Sickles, Carter Jackson, Brooklyn Declusin, Sophia Declusin, and Grayson Declusin. Jon leaves with them a love for the open air, creating with paint or paper what your heart holds, and the skills for holding onto joy for as long as possible. A viewing will be held at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley, Washington on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1-3pm. Jon’s Funeral service will follow on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10am at the Muckleshoot Shaker Church in Auburn, Washington. A time for sharing stories, Jon’s favorite foods, and love for him will follow the memorial service. His ashes will be scattered so he will forever be part of the land that sustained him.