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Lonnie Scales

Lonnie Dean Scales

Saturday, December 25th, 1948 - Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Obituary

Lonnie Scales passed away peacefully after a stroke and battle with kidney disease. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Betty Jean Roe; Step-Father Terry Hill; Father, Lyndon R. Scales; Brother, Michael Scales; Brother, Michael Hill
He is survived by his Step-Mother, Rebecca J. Scales; Brother, William F. Hill (Carol); Brother, Daniel L. Scales (Dora); daughter, Melissa A. Wai (Robert); Nieces, Katie Patton (Stephen), Jennifer Prior (Seth); Nephew, William Hill (Jessica) and Grandson, Kameron Dean Wai.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado he made a name for himself as an Executive Chef in Denver, Las Vegas, California, Florida, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tn. He was a compassionate leader both in and out of the kitchen, gaining the respect of colleagues and employees alike. He was an active member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and utilized his time, knowledge, and resources to minister to people through food service.
After retirement he spent most of his time with his daughter and her husband, and his grandson while living in San Diego, Ca.
He was adored by many and will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be held on October 22, 2020 @ 11:30 am. at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California with full military honors.
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Service Details

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Miramar National Cemetery
    Address
    5795 Nobel Dr.
    San Diego, Ca 92122
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  • Interment

    Location
    Miramar National Cemetery
    Address
    5795 Nobel Dr.
    San Diego, Ca 92122
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Posted at 09:29am
Remembering you and "Lonnie Scales" in our minds and in our hearts. Mike, Jimmy, Ralph, Resa, Stacy, Vickie & the entire Mountain City Club family.
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Posted at 09:44pm
With love and fond memories, may you rest in peace.
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Gary Weiss

Posted at 08:16pm
Lonnie was both a friend and a mentor. I will always remember when he showed me to make quiche for a party of 400. First I went to the main kitchen and ground the cheese. I came back and put it in the refrigerator. I cut and blanched all the fillings. I wade the egg mixture. I started to put it together. Right before I put it in the oven he called a break. We stepped out and Lonnie asked me: So whatvdid you forget? I didn't think anything. He said think about it, nothing. One more time he asked and the light bulb went off. I forgot to add the cheese that I had shredded. Luckily, he didn't let me put it in the oven.
Another time we needed 500 twice baked potatoes. He showed me how he wanted me to pipe it and I piped all 500. He looked at them and said they are good, but he would prefer a different design that he showed me. I took the filling out and repiped them. As they got colder they were harder to pipe and my arms started to ache. I finished ad and yet again he would prefer a different design and off I went all over again. I finished the last one and he says; you know what, I like the first one the best! Before I opened my mouth (which I was about to) he said let's take a break. He asked me what else for the meal had to be done? I thought about it and said nothing. He had done it all. He said what was I doing? I said learning to pipe. He said that was right. He told me had I complained earlier he wouldn't have kept teaching me anything. I never forgot that lesson. I can still pipe potatoes as well!
 
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Melissa Wai Posted at 08:37pm

I absolutely love both stories. That’s the first time I heard the potato story. He absolutely cherished you and your friendship, as have I. You’ve always been an amazing friend who grew into family. Thank you for sharing these stories ❤️
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Posted at 07:48pm
Our deepest sympathies. Love you all!
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Gary and Gail Weiss

Posted at 07:19pm
For Lonnie my great friend and mentor. May this tree continue your memory for many lifetimes to come. May it help heal the world in your name.
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Melissa Wai Posted at 08:38pm

What a wonderful gift. Thank you both so much. I love you ❤️
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