Saturday, January 30, 2010
"My mother was in horrible pain from the pressure sore. ... It could have been prevented. ... Then she died with my dad by her side," said Marcella Sides of her mother, Alice Clayton, whose ashes lie at Tahoma National Cemetery. Above, Sides' father, George Hugh Clayton, a retired Navy commander, visits the columbarium at the cemetery. Alice Clayton died of complications from an infected sore she developed while the Claytons were living at an adult family home.
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