Obituary of Wayne Doane

Wayne Doane, of Custer, passed away at the age of 78 on October 21, 2018.

Wayne was born on February 7, 1940 to Howard and Clemmie (Sperry) Doane i Ferndale at the family home, the fourth child and first son. He grew up in Ferndale, graduating from Ferndale High School in 1959. While in school he learned the art of typesetting and worked for the Ferndale Record. After high school, Wayne joined the United States Army, stationed primarily in Germany. Upon his discharge from the service, he married Rose Brester and they settled in Ferndale. They had three children, eventually moving to Custer.

Wayne worked as a manager at Yeager's in the gun department. He was known in Whatcom county for his in-depth knowlege of all kinds of firearms. He built some of his own guns. After leaving Yeager's, he worked for Barron Heating until his retirement. Beside his interest in firearms, Wayne was a student of military and American history. He wasa an eclectic, voracious reader.

Wayne was predeceased by his sister, Maebell Symchyck. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rose; sons, Lee (Christal) and Eric (Kathy) and daughter Nicole (Michael) Zamora; grandchildren Timothy, Michael, Kellie, Joshua, marianne, Jennifer, Liliana and Oliver; sisters, Jeannie Medlin and Donna (Reuben) Espinoza and brother-in-law Wally Symchyck as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery with a gathering afterward at the family home.