Orlando “Wes” Westby Jr.
March 8, 1932 - June 15, 2018
Orlando “Wes” Westby, 86, died Friday, June 15, 2018, at Central Washington Hospital. Wes was born on March 8, 1932, to Orlando and Sigrid (Jordre) Westby in Sheyenne, North Dakota. He grew up in Sheyenne, and graduated from Sheyenne High School in 1950. In January of 1951, he enlisted in the Army and served until 1954. After the service he moved to Seattle, Washington, and lived there until 1968 when the family moved to Montana.
Wes belonged to Machinists local #79 in Seattle and work for Young Iron Works. In Montana he joined International Union of Operating Engineers and worked road construction and later was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired in 1993, married Ruth (Woolett) Sargent, and they moved to East Wenatchee, Washington.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and camping with the family and later did cross country skiing. He looked forward to and enjoyed socializing with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sherman. He is survived by his wife Ruth; two daughters, Wanda (Dave) Johnson, of Florence, Montana, Susan Joy (Bob Niep) Doney, of Evergreen, Colorado; a son, John (Linda) Westby of Missoula, Montana; two stepsons, Mark (Aimee) Sargent, of Renton, Washington, and Jeff (Jenn) Sargent of Mercer Island, Washington; two sisters, Bev Pederson, of Burien, Washington, and Sharon (Jerry) Sykes, of Chelan, Washington; and a brother, Gary (Mary) Westby, of Puyallup, Washington and 12 grandchildren.
Inurnment will be held at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30 AM. A service of commemoration will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Wenatchee, Washington, on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Memorials can be made in Wes’ honor to the Grace Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice. You are invited to view his online tribute at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com to leave a comment or share a memory. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.