Merle "Jack" Wescoatt


Merle Wescoatt

Merle "Jack" Wescoatt passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Chico, surrounded by family. He was born in 1927, in Globe, AZ.

Merle loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and golf. In his later years, he could be seen walking the neighborhood with his companion Harley, his boxer. He also enjoyed dancing to swing music, attending jazz festivals and a good pinochle game. Merle enjoyed being around people and had many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dolores.

Merle is survived by his son, Brad and daughter-in-law. Dottye of Chico; daughter, Christy and son-in-law, Bruce of Galt; three granddaughters, Sarah of Chico, Andrea of Galt and Michelle of Costa Mesa; one great-grandson, Rocco of Chico and two great-granddaughters, Savanna and Brooklyn, both of Galt.

There will be no public service as per Merle's request.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brusie Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Published in The Salinas Californian on Oct. 17, 2012