Farrell Glen Ware Obituary, 2015

Farrell Ware Obituary

Farrell Glenn Ware, age 79, passed away peacefully the morning of July 26, 2015 at the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center, his home for the past 3 years.

Farrell was born October 8, 1935 in Atchison, Kansas to Cleland “Red” and Irene Ware. He graduated from Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, Wash. in 1953. He attended Eastern Washington College of Education, Cheney, Wash. In 1959 he joined the U.S. Army and served as a Radio Operator in Europe for Company D 32 Signal Battalion. He was honorably discharged February 6, 1961.

For most of his adult life, Farrell worked at the Concrete Batch Plant in Elmer City. He was skilled in all aspects of the Concrete Batch Plant and was proud to be a part of placing ALOT of concrete in the Grand Coulee Dam area. During these years, Farrell was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed beginning most days by going fishing before heading to work.

After he retired he relocated to the Brewster area with his long time companion, Pauline Riggins. After Pauline’s death he moved back to the Grand Coulee Dam area. In his later years he enjoyed playing poker at the Grand Coulee Moose Lodge with his friends. Farrell became a huge Seahawk fan and enjoyed watching the games with his friends at the Convalescent Center.

He is preceded in death by his father Cleland “Red” Ware; mother Irene Billingsley; stepfather Willis Billingsley; sister Cleva (Don) Lindor; infant brother; and companion Pauline Riggins.

He is survived by his daughter Glennis De Cloedt (Jeff B.) of Coulee Dam; grandson Jacob (Tori) De Cloedt; and two great-grandsons Zander and Zayn De Cloedt of Mandan, North Dakota; and nephew David (and family) and niece Janice (and family).

Thank you to Dr. Nye and the Coulee Medical Center staff for their recent care and support. A special thanks to the staff of the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center for their years of compassionate and kindhearted care of Farrell.

Farrell’s family requests that any gifts be given in his memory to the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center, Activity Fund, PO Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155.

No formal services are planned. Final resting place will be at the Wilbur Cemetery, close to his mother Irene.

Please sign Farrell’s online register book at www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Wash. is honored to be serving his family.


Source:  Quad City Herald (Brewster, WA) – Friday, August 7, 2015

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