John L. Ware, 76, at longtime resident of Stanwood, Washington, passed away Friday, November 11, 2005, at Providence Hospital, in Everett. He was born November 17, 1928, in Mount Vernon, Washington, to Lawrence and Ingrid Ware. John was a commercial fisherman, logger, truck driver, and heavy equipment operator. An outdoor person he loved cutting wood, keeping his home, his yard and all of his possessions in excellent condition. Through his example of a good work ethic, honesty and dependability, he taught many lifelong skills to those who touched his life. John was a member of the Stanwood Eagles #3041. All of those who knew John will miss his sense of humor, his generosity and his kind smile. He will be remembered by his daughter, sister, nephews, grandchildren, and extended family members, as a caregiver to family and as one to give them advice. He was loved by his family and had a special relationship with each one. An interest throughout John’s life was owning automobiles. He owned and restored numerous classic cars: a 1932 Model A, a 1950 Ford, and a 1964 ½ Mustang. For several years, John’s health has been failing. The Master’s voice has called him and now he is at rest. John is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Denny) Heath; grandsons, Craig and Cody Haugstad; sister, Lois Fisher; nephews, Jeff (Deanne) Fisher, Emily, Alexa and Aaron, Greg (Tracy) Fisher Brooke, and Mason; John’s extended family, Laurie Ware, and her children, David (Gail) Nemo, Jane (Bill) Latimer, Lisa Williams, Doug (Sue) Nemo, and Jordan; Bob Haugstad, the father of Craig and Cody; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Ware; his mother, Ingrid Pedersen; step-father, Alex Thompson; brother, Raymond Ware; and wife, Madeline Ware Ketchum. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2005, at the Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery, followed by a social at the home of Cindy and Denny Heath. Memorials may be made to the Stanwood Eagles scholarship Fund in memory of John. Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.
Source: Daily Herald, The (Everett, WA) – Tuesday, November 15, 2005