Aden Whitney Williamson
5 November 1981 - 29 November 2017
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, just days after his 36th birthday, Aden Whitney Williamson began his next great adventure.
Mortal life began when Aden decided he couldn’t wait until December 5th to join his family, so he was born a month sooner in Ogden, Utah on November 5th, 1981. Eighteen months later his family left their home in Huntsville, UT and moved to Winchester, MA, where he enjoyed living in a neighborhood of mixed ethnic groups and exploring the history-rich area with his family. As soon as he was able to ride his own bike, his Dad took him and the other children for long bike rides in the Boston area.
In his ninth year the family moved to Waynesboro, PA where he attended public elementary school and then seven years of homeschool from which he received his diploma. He was active in the youth programs of the Fairview Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and received his Eagle Scout Award while in that Boy Scout troop. At age 19 he began serving a two-year church mission in Austria and Germany.
On his return, he attended and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he met the love of his life, Jaehee Hwang of Queens, NY. They were married in the Washington DC LDS Temple on 25 April, 2008. She was with him as he later completed his graduate work in anthropology at The American University of Cairo in Egypt. Aden and Jaehee lived the last eight years on Bunker Hill in Boston and in the Northwest (Oregon and Washington). They were about 4 years in each area.
Aden was linguistically talented. He spoke several languages and traveled in many nations comfortably. He created and carried out a personal humanitarian effort in Ecuador. He was athletically talented, juggling, unicycling, climbing, running, biking 1000 miles in 8 days, etc. He always handled hard things with calmness.
He was a great communicator in spoken and written words, and his greatest desire during his last hard experience with recently diagnosed brain cancer was to be able to express his love for his individual family members. Although valiant efforts and many prayers were made in his behalf, the cancer proved to be incurable. In those last days he was watched over constantly by Jaehee with help from his brothers, Adam and Ammon, his parents, and members of Jaehee’s family.
Aden is survived by his wife, Jaehee Hwang Williamson, Vancouver WA; parents, Ronald L. and Diana H. Williamson, Waynesboro PA; sister, Amber W. Ranck, Chambersburg PA; brothers, Adam T. Williamson, Philadelphia PA; Ammon P. Williamson (Mikale) Pleasant Grove UT; Anthon H Williamson (Krystal) Raleigh NC; parents - in - Law, Chongwon Hwang, and Kyoungmee Hwang, Queens NY; brother-in-law, Joonshick Hwang, Salt Lake City UT; sisters-in-law, Jaewon Hwang, Portland OR; Jaeyoon Hwang, Queens NY. and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday December 9th at 11am at the Fairview Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the corner of Old Forge and Mentzer Gap Roads in Waynesboro, PA, with a memory sharing time to follow at 12pm. A short private family-only ceremony will be held soon after the services at the Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may made through the following website- https://www.youcaring.com/adenwilliamson-943633.
Arrangments handled by the Lochtstampfor Funeral Home, Inc.