|Wesley David Pedersen|
|Written by Valley View Staff|
|Monday, 09 January 2012 13:50|
Surrounded by his family and loved ones, Wesley David Pedersen passed away suddenly on December 13, 2011 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash.
He was born on September 11th, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to William and Eline Pedersen. He served in the Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. After the war, he met and married Carolyn Faye Lorentzen on April 2nd, 1955, in Illinois. He became a carpenter apprentice leading to superintendent in California, until retiring at the age of 55 and shortly thereafter moving to Kirkland, Washington.
Wesley and Carolyn had four children, Mark, Daniel, David and daughter-in-law Susan, Ruth “Pedersen” Webb and son-in-law Brian Webb and 10 grandchildren; Briauna, Sarah, Brennan, Megan, Analicia, Kole, Dalton, Tanner, Noah and Abigail.
He was very involved in the church, youth ministries and the community. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Compass Housing and international mission work.
He was passionate about helping and serving the poor and under-privileged. He had a passion for books and conversation as he discussed faith, religion, politics and family.
He was an accomplished wood carver and artist, often painting his own wood pieces. He left his mark on any and all he came in contact with. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend leaving behind him a legacy of love and a family who will miss him dearly!