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Llewellyn Wallace Wells Jr.

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WELLS, Llewellyn Wallace, Jr. Reverend Llewellyn Wallace Wells, Jr. Born March 1, 1923 in Bens Run, W VA to Martha Jane Wells and Llewellyn Wallace Wells, Sr., Llewellyn served in the United States 3rd Army, 9th Tank Battalion, in World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and a Purple Heart. He graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia in 1948, then went on to receive his Masters in Theology from the Virginia Episcopal Seminary in 1956. Reverend Wells was the first rector of the Church of the Good Shephard, in Charleston, West Virginia. He joined the clergy of Saint John's Cathedral in Denver, Colorado in 1964, where he remained for thirteen years. After leaving St. John's, Reverend Wells served parishes in Leadville, Breckenridge, Monument and Evergreen, Colorado. He was very proud of his thirty years spent as the Chaplain and on the Board of St Anne's Episcopal Church and Convent in Denver. He also served as Dean of the Mountain Deanery in Colorado, and was as a chaplain at St. Luke's Hospital and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, both in Denver. Survived by his sister, Mary Karlson of Pocono, Pennsylvania; his beloved Marjorie Wells of Los Angeles; his children John Wells and wife Marilyn Wells of Los Angeles; Llewellyn Wallace Wells, III of Basalt, Colorado; and Anne Matlock and husband Brian of Walnut Creek, CA; grandchildren Jack and Madison Wells, Sean and wife Jamie Matlock, Kyle and Andrew Matlock; and great grandchild Camille Matlock. Reverend Wells loved to till the earth and garden, to travel, he loved the theatre and all the arts. He was a compassionate and sought after grief counselor and spiritual guide. He will always be remembered for his generous spirit, his open and loving way, his intellect and his charm. He will be deeply missed by those who loved him.

Published in Denver Post on Oct. 27, 2009
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