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Kendall Gordon Webley, Jr.: 1941 - 2020

 

Last updated 3/16/2020 at 3:34pm

On January 30, 2020, Ken Webley, 78, loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He'd struggled for 2 1/2 years to recover from many life-threatening complications following heart surgery.

Ken was born in Bellingham, Washington, to Kendall and MaBelle Webley. He was a member of the BHS class of 1960 and later graduated from WWSU, where he met his beloved wife of 51 years, Judy.

He and Judy both went into teaching. Ken taught art and coached wrestling at College Place JH. And, working with good friend Mike Daffron, they built a home in Mukilteo, where they raised their son, Jason, and daughters Jana and Jackie.

His love for art inspired him to start a stained-glass window business, partnering with Judy. Later Ken got into real estate, which he really enjoyed over the next 30 years. After retiring from that, he and Judy worked part-time for Celebrations Catering in Lynnwood.

They were fortunate to be able to travel in recent years. Their favorite destination was Maui. Ken really enjoyed his walks on Sugar Beach and sure wished he could've gone back one more time.

He was a self-described "stone man" and found solace in carving rocks. He enjoyed Seahawks football and all things baseball. He loved loving his family and we loved loving him.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Doug. He is survived by his wife, Judy, his three children, plus son-in-law, Ron Gray; daughter-in-law, Kendra Webley; six grandchildren – Tyler Webley, Tanner Kunard, Ellie Kunard, Jasper Gray, Scarlett Gray, Luka Webley, granddaughter-in-law Taylin Espinoza; and two great-grand children, Kendall and Kingston Webley.

Ken spent the last 15 months in hospice care at home. The family would like to sincerely thank Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County for the wonderful assistance they gave over this extended period of time.

Family and friends were able to do a celebration of life while Ken was still living and could hear all of the wonderful things people had to say about him. There will be no memorial service.

 

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