March 9, 1930-August 16, 2014 Wesley was born in Iron River, Michigan on March 9, 1930, and went to be with Jesus on August 16, 2014. After attending local schools through his junior year, the family moved to Edmonds, Wash. where he completed his senior year. He also worked after school on the Edmonds-Kingston-Port Ludlow ferry run, working in the galley. In 1951 Wes was drafted into the Army and was stationed for two years in Manheim, Germany. With his tour of duty completed, he returned to Edmonds, where he met his soon-to-be wife, Norma Betts. Their wedding took place 60 years, plus 10 days at the day of his passing. Soon after marriage, Wes began his sheet metal apprenticeship training. His four years of training prepared him for a successful career in this field, until his retirement in 1988. Hunting season was Wes' most favorite time of year. Getting all the gear together, and Norma packing the trailer with food and bedding, then, over the pass they would go. We usually had part of the family camping nearby, which made the trip even more fun. 4th of July at our Camano Island cabin was an annual family event for the past 50 years. We enjoyed motor home travel, which included trips with family to Canada for fishing, visiting family and friends in several states, even discovering a relative in New Brunswick! She and Wes are descendants of Norway's famous composer, Edvard Grieg. Wes' brothers, Lawrence Greig and Ellis "Bud" Greig are both deceased; as are his sisters, Joyce Greig and Laura Dowell. Wes' gentle spirit is now in the presence of Jesus. Surviving is his wife, Norma; daughters, Patti Bunkelman (Jack) and Diane Murdock (Tim); grandchildren, Joshua Lambert, Corina Hunter (Corey), Chad Murdock and Anna Murdock; great-grandchildren, Luke Hunter and Anastasia Lambert. Family will gather for viewing and interment at 9 a.m. August 25, 2014 at Floral Hills cemetery. Following at 11:30 will be a memorial for friends and family, to be held at Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington, Wash. Luncheon will be served. In lieu of flowers you may donate in Wes' name, to the building fund or the missionary fund of Atonement Free Lutheran Church.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2014