Wayland Westergard
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Wayland Westergard

August 30, 1925 - July 19, 2018

Wayland Gordon Westergard, 92, of Talent, Oregon passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born on August 30, 1925 in Morgan Hill, California to Ebba and Herman Westergard. Wayland (Wes) was the middle child of three brothers (Richard and Elwood). The family lived on a farm in Morgan Hill during the depression where the food was plentiful, but the work was constant.

Wayland graduated from Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill. During his high school years, he made money fixing up old cars and re-selling them as well as other miscellaneous jobs. Upon graduating, Wayland began working with his father painting and wallpapering houses.

Wayland was a proud World War II veteran and served with his older brother Richard in the Army under the 98th Infantry Division out of Brooklyn, New York. He enjoyed his time in the service and spoke of it with great pride.

On January 16, 1949 he married Ruth Barbara Krook in San Jose, CA. He met Ruth at church and they enjoyed nearly 65 years of a happy marriage filled with love and lots of family.

Wayland was known for his ability to fix almost anything and his firm handshake. He still mowed the lawn and visited friends regularly, almost until the day he passed away while napping.

Wayland was preceded in death by his wife Ruth, parents Herman and Ebba Westergard, and brothers Richard and Elwood. Wayland is survived and loved by his six children, Linda Whitaker of Medford, OR; Paul (Donna) Brewer of Laguna Niguel, CA; Jenny Rasmussen of Talent, OR; Beth (Wyman) Kendall of Payson, AZ; Gordon (Sharon) Westergard of Rogue River, OR; and Raymond (Jackie) Brewer of Fredericktown, OH. Wayland also had nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

His memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm on November 3rd at the Ashland Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 1650 Clark Avenue, Ashland, OR 97520. The family encourages all who knew Wayland to attend.

Any cards for Wayland's family may be sent to Jenny Rasmussen at P O Box 678, Talent, OR 97540.

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Printed Obituary
Published in the Mail Tribune
on October 7, 2018
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