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Farrell Glenn Ware


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

Farrell was born October 8, 1935, in Atchison, Kansas, to Cleland "Red" and Irene Ware. He graduated from Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, Washington in 1953. He attended Eastern Washington College of Education, Cheney, Washington. 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 A LOT 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 longtime 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 Seahawks 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 of Mandan, N.D .; and two great-grandsons, Zander and Zayn De Cloedt, also of Mandan; 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 Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, WA is honored to be serving his family.

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