Donald “Perry” Wooster, 84, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Pe Ell, Wash., after a three month battle with cancer. He was born June 26, 1935, in Adna, Wash., to Daniel Allen and Ida (Shannette) Wooster.
Perry was the youngest of five children and grew up in Dryad, Wash. He attended schools in Dryad and Pe Ell. In 1954, Perry enlisted in the United States Army and served in Korea. After the completion of his Army service in 1957, he moved back to the Pe Ell area, where he met Mary Ann Crocker. They were married Sept. 20, 1957.
Perry chose a career in the logging industry working in Oregon for several years, then started working for Weyerhaeuser in Aberdeen, Raymond and Pe Ell. Most of his years at Weyerhaeuser were spent as a timber-faller. Perry and Mary Ann raised three children, Steve, Joey and Lisa. His hobbies included hunting and was an avid golfer. Perry enjoyed playing with friends and his sons. His all time golf moment was making a hole-in-one on the seventh hole of the old front nine at Newaukum Valley Golf Course! Perry loved being with family and friends. He was a longtime member of the “Old Man Post Office Club”, meeting every mail day to solve the problems of the world. He had a warm, friendly personality and loved to tease and joke with people.
Perry was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Ida Wooster; brother, Rodney Wooster; and sisters, Virginia Fowler and Lillian Howard.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; children and their spouses, Steve and Barb Wooster, Joey and Linda Wooster and Lisa and Mark Miller; grandchildren, Mandi and Chris Phelps, Craig and Megan Wooster, Joseph and Whitney Wooster, Kenny Miller, Megan Miller and Mattie Miller; great-grandchildren include Carter Phelps, Karli Phelps, James Perry Wooster and Trenton Wooster arriving in November; sister and brother-in-law, Lois and John Karboski of Castle Rock, Wash.
The family would like to thank Dr. Dustin Osborn and his caring staff as well as the caring staff at Maple Street Manor, located in Pe Ell.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no funeral services.