David Wayne Waterbury
February 20, 1927 – October 7, 2015
Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and husband, David Wayne Waterbury, 88, passed away on October 7, 2015 at his home in Newberg, Oregon.
Wayne was born in Yakima, Washington on February 20, 1927 and grew up on his family farm in Moxee, Washington.
After graduating from Moxee High School he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
Upon arriving home from the war, Wayne married his childhood sweetheart, Gladys Schmidt.
Wayne started as a logging truck driver and later became a Washington State Patrolman. He was known for being a jokester, with a quip for every occasion, for being outgoing and curious and as a friend to all.
Wayne was active in the community as a member of VFW, Elks Lodges in Yakima and Sequim and as Past Master of the Yakima Freemasons. Gladys and Wayne also enjoyed traveling with their trailer club, playing pinochle with friends and attending the First Reformed Church.
After retirement, Gladys and Wayne moved to Sequim, Washington, where they lived for many years.
In November 2014, Wayne and Gladys moved to Newberg, Oregon to be closer to their son David and daughter-in-law Corinne. In Newberg, Wayne and Gladys were looked after by their wonderful caregivers and kept as comfortable as possible.
Wayne was preceded in death by Gladys, who passed away on March 24, 2015. They were married for 67 Years. Wayne is survived by his brother, Dallas Waterbury; his
children David (Corinne), Brad (Kim) and Wende (Wayne) Richardson; grandchildren Tyler (Dannielle) and Bryan Richardson, Megan (Kale) Colyar and Lauren Waterbury; and great-grandchildren Sawyer and Aleighia Colyar. Wayne was also beloved by his large extended family and friends in Yakima, Moxee and Sequim.
He is being interred at the Terrace Heights Cemetery in Yakima, next to Gladys. A private service with the family will be held in the spring.