Garland Wesley Coley
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January 31, 1931 ~ March 8, 2015

Wes was born in Leedey, OK.
Wes is survived by his wife, Barbara of Vancouver, WA; his children: daughter, Teri McGuire of Fairview, OR and son, Frank Coley of Vancouver, WA; and his sisters, Irene Power and Lavina Cranfield.
Wes served in the 187th Airborne Division during the Korean War. He was very proud of his military service often marching in the Vancouver Veteran's Day Parade. Wes volunteered at the Clark County Fair for over 25 years. He enjoyed bowling and playing the fiddle. He loved riding his recumbent bike around Orchards.
Wes was a loyal and committed member of the Christ Restored Church in Salmon Creek.
Wes' life and service will be honored at his burial site at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015.

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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 21, 2015.
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March 28, 2015
Frank - Bob BRUNESE here. I am so sorry to read about your Father's passing. I too lost a parent. My Mother, last Oct. 15th from a Stroke at 74 years old.
Mom was I and my sister's first major loss, and we are still grieving her. I am so sorry for you and your family. Please contact me at: if you want. And whatever you do, get the sadness and grief out; stay busy, and remember the various times of your lives together. Somehow, it all will help. Maybe we can get together sometime for coffee - like we promised each other last year; or the year before. All the best to you and your's Frank.
Bob Brunese
March 27, 2015
You have my deepest sympathy. May the God of loyal love comfort you and the family during your time of sorrow. Psalm 119:76
March 25, 2015
Thank you for your service Rakkasan. I too served with the 187 Airborne Regimental Combat Team in Korea.
Steve Doty
March 25, 2015
I am so sorry to hear that Wes has passed, sending much love to you Barb and Frank. I always enjoyed visiting with Wes during fair and the dog shows. Prayers to you. Cindy and Olivia Dietzman
Cindy Dietzman
March 23, 2015
Sorry to hear about Wes. He was always so friendly to everyone he met. He will be missed. Tanya & Jerry Nichols
March 23, 2015
We miss you Wes.... Rest in Peace!
Don-Linda-Brenda Chaney
March 21, 2015
It was with much sorrow that We found Wes had passed aw. He was always a pleasure to meet and chat with. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Coley family
Kay Hall cnd Bob Crosby
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