There is so much that can be said about Wes, there are memories to share and stories to tell. For me Wes was the man that gave my mom the love and happiness she had been waiting a lifetime to find. As I watch him shower his unconditional love on my mom and her entire family, I couldn’t help to be grateful for his love. He had married into Muriel’s clan and we were to be a challenge of a lifetime. Wes embraced us and never faltered, he never failed to lend a hand, provide a joke or say a word or two that was just what was needed at that moment. He brought balance with his gentle and kind ways, provided a place for my family to feel safe. He taught me what unconditional love was, not in his words but in every action he took. I will never forget what Wes gave me. I only hope I can pass along his kindness to others in my life.
I will always think of Grandpa when I watch Tom and Jerry or any of the old western movies. I'll always remember cartoons on Saturday mornings with Grandpa and playing cards around the kitchen table. He was a good man who cared about me and my brothers. I love you Grandpa.
Wes was one of my "Uncies". Him and his brothers got the nickname when they came to visit my dad, Ray, in Alaska when I was only 1 or 2. Even though I dont remember that trip dad assured me that I loved all my Uncies. I only saw Wes a few times as I was growing up but the one thing I will remember him for was his last visit to Spokane. He and Aunt Muriel came to dad's memorial service which was kind enough but he let me "see" my dad one last time and I'll always be grateful for that. Even though they had spent most of their lives apart Uncle Wes was so much like my dad in his mannerisms and voice inflections that I felt dad was there too. Even the way he told his stories reminded me of dad and we all know how the Johnson brothers LOVED to tell a story :) Uncle Wes will be missed and my heart goes out to Muriel and the rest of his family.
Tracy (Johnson) Totey, Ray's #3
Debbie, It's Traci Manwaring---your mom babysat me for years. I am sorry to hear about Dad. Please contact me, I would love to hear from you! email@example.com 209.607.8349
Traci Manwaring Rehn(Facebook)
Sorry to hear about your Dad! He was a great person! Hope you're doing well!