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John Weldon "Jack" Fariss

Jack Fariss

   Jack Fariss was born Jan. 14, 1919 in Seattle and died July 5 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue from complications of an arrythmia he suffered June 5 in Fall City.
   He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane Hedberg. Their first date was on the 4th of July 60 years ago and they were looking forward to their 56th anniversary in August.
   Jack is also survived by his son Chris Fariss of Cordova, Alaska; daughter and son-in-law, Pegi and Dave Berdan of Duvall; and grandchildren Jamie Fariss and Jeff, Scott, Kevin, and Sarah Berdan.
   He served in the National Guard, Army, and Navy. He had a career in hardware and appliance sales for Fariss & Son Hardware, Sears, and Ernst.
   He was a voracious reader, romantic, philosopher, perennial student at BCC and SPU, enjoyed writing (especially poetry), was a regular at grandchildren's athletic events, and a familiar, smiling face in Duvall, Carnation, and Fall City as he delivered the local Valley View newspaper each week.
   Jack was a life member of Laurel Lodge #13 in Roseburg, Oregon; life member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry #32 in Seattle; and Past Master of Lakeside Lodge #258, Bellevue.
   He was an active member of Redmond United Methodist Church, where services will be held July 10, 11:30 a.m., 16540 NE 80th. Remembrances are suggested to Redmond United Methodist Church or Fire District #27 in Fall City.

The Duvall Book Store
by Jack Fariss

The sign outside the door is handpainted
Welcome, Used Books Bought and Sold
There's a faint odor from the back, slightly tainted
I enter and almost every book I see is so very old

The shelves of books are orderly and neat
Each selection has its own sign
To read them all would be quite a feat
Even so, greedy me, I wish them mine

Today I have very little time
Sandburg beckons, philosophy, too
Religion and poetry, it's so sublime
A book titled "Sonnets" catches my eye, it will do

With a smile, Mike takes my money
I go out the door, the day is so sunny


W. Wayne Weed

   W. Wayne Weed, 62, formerly a Woodinville resident for 18 years, died June 26.
   Born Aug. 24, 1933 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Mr. Weed was an employee of US West for 32 years before he retired in 1989.
   He was a member of the Carnation Men's Golf Club, the Telephone Pioneers, and a founder of the Hollywood Hill Saddle Club. He had also served as the announcer at the Key Classic Benefit Morgan Horse Show.
   Mr. Weed is survived by his wife Betty; son David Weed of Snohomish; daughter Carol Fletcher of Woodinville; mother Helen Weed of Federal Way; sisters Lois Cooper and Betty Warnock, both of Federal Way; and four grandchildren.
   A memorial service was held June 29 at Northshore Baptist Church. The family suggests remembrances be made to Evergreen Medic One Memorial Fund, 12040 NE 128th, Kirkland, WA 98034.


Robert C. Willenbacher

   Robert C. Willenbacher of Redmond died of cancer June 29 at the age of 79 in Kirkland.
   Born Nov. 21, 1916 in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Willenbacher worked for 41 years as the Production Manager for Atlantic Foundry, which his father and four other men founded in 1905. He married Lucille Walker in 1941, and was inducted into the Army in June of 1942 where he served in the Pacific theater for three years. He retired to Redmond in 1980 to be close to his son, and both he and his wife traveled extensively afterward.
   Mr. Willenbacher is survived by his wife Lillian of Redmond; his son John and his wife Ann of West Seattle; and his grandchildren Jillian and Kelsey.
   A memorial service took place July 2 at Redmond United Methodist Church.
   Memorial donations can be made to Redmond United Methodist Church or Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, WA 98034.