Wesley  DeVries

Obituary of Wesley L. DeVries

Wesley L. DeVries, our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend passed away peacefully on April 11, 2024 at the age of 80. He was surrounded by loved ones after a battle with bone and lung cancer. 

Wes was born on July 7, 1943 to Birdie Buchmann Baxter and Donald DeVries in Puyallup, WA. Wesley graduated from Puyallup High School. After graduation he went on to pursue several careers. He started in the logging industry, then went on to work at the railroad. After the railroad, he worked at  Kaiser Aluminum, then he went on to begin his career as a lineman for Pacific Bell which he retired from as a supervisor after 29 successful years. 

Wes was a positive, upbeat happy guy who enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and marksman. He enjoyed working on his acreage in Yelm, WA, where he built a beautiful home from wood he milled. He also raised a few head of cattle, and harvested fruit and nuts from trees he planted.

Wes enjoyed collecting antiques and was a member of the UnClub Boys street rodders auto club for many years where he loved to show his 1929 Model A at car shows. 

Wes will be greatly missed by his two daughters and their families; Darlene DeVries Baldwin (husband Chris Baldwin) and Debbie DeVries (husband Jim Howard). His three grandchildren; Kaylee Baldwin Savage, (husband Ian Savage), Cameron Baldwin, Samantha Baldwin. He also has two great grandson’s Rowan and Sequoia Savage. His extended family circle includes 5 sisters, a brother, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

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