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Wayne Charles Welmon


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Wayne Charles Welmon Obituary
October 4, 1932 - March 18, 2017
Wayne Charles Welmon died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Prescott, AZ on March 18, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, MD to William and Cecile (Brubaker) in October 1932. The Welmon family then relocated to Glendale, CA when Wayne was twelve. He graduated from Hoover High School where he ran track and played tennis. In 1953, Wayne married Nancy Straw and enrolled at USC, but his education was interrupted by the Korean War draft. He spent the next few years in the Army as a Military Policeman stationed in Washington D.C. While in D.C., Wayne and Nancy started their family and welcomed a daughter, Deborah. Soon after he was honorably discharged and the family returned to CA. Wayne began a sales career and the family continued to grow, adding another daughter, Denise, and son, William. Wayne spent more than thirty years with the Los Angeles Times in the classified advertising division. He truly loved the newspaper business along with the many friends and great memories he made at The Times. In 1986 Wayne married Barbara Fausone and gained a beautiful stepdaughter Erin. Wayne & Barbara retired to Prescott, AZ in 1994 where he was active in the local Rotary, Score, Big Brothers Big Sisters along with many hobbies. Wayne was a gifted storyteller, a great listener, dedicated father, and a true friend. He could convey every emotion with the twitch of an eyebrow or a quick wiggle of his ears; a unique skill that amused children (and adults). His love for his family, the ocean, Big Bear, and Prescott were always evident. He will be greatly missed by his children, Dee (Ben) Luera, Denise Brundage, Bill (Nancy) Welmon, and Erin (Mike) Belzer. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara. He is survived by his sisters Jo Ann Minnig, and Pam (Mike) Boehret; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. A private celebration of life will be held this summer.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 30 to Apr. 2, 2017
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