WYATT WAYNE CONE

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WYATT WAYNE CONE Wyatt Wayne Cone of Prosser passed away at home in the care of his family and assisted by Heartlinks Hospice on April 5th. He was born March 16, 1934 in Plains Montana to George Hall Cone and Frances Bragdon Cone. He graduated from Plains High School's class of 1952. He went to San Diego State College with friends he worked with on the Bonneville to Hungry Horse Power Line towers. He graduated from SDSC and married Vera Louise Winters on the same weekend in early June 1956. They arrived later in the week at the Irrigated Experiment Station, IES, later to become IAREC. Wyatt was an Entomology graduate student at Washington State College. His first job in Prosser began June 1961 and he received his PhD degree June 3, 1962. During his career in crop protection he worked with juice and wine grapes, hops, asparagus and other small vegetable crops. Often people came into the station with unknown beetles, bugs and termites. He loved the thrill of identifying pests. Wyatt was most proud of his graduate students. He was the major professor for nine PhD and six Master degree students. Their work was important to area crop growers. Most recently he was very proud of the work done e at the West Benton County Museum and enjoyed working with the people there. He also enjoyed The Prosser Rotary Club and being associated with such a service oriented group. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Corinne Christopher and father and mother-in-law, J.C. and Vera Winters. He is survived by his wife, daughters Beth Austin (Dan), Camille Klingele (Keith), son Wayne (Tanya) grandchildren Sierra Klingele, Zoey DeLeon (Adrian), Katy Cone and Zack Cone. Services will be Saturday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. at Prosser United Methodist Church with Rev. Bo Bryan and Rob Jetter officiating. A get-together will follow at the Horse Heaven Brewery. Anyone wishing to honor Wyatt's memory is welcome to make a contribution to Heartlinks Hospice at: www.heartlinkshospice.org or to Prosser United Methodist Church.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 19, 2017