Gary A. Weinard

July 06, 1941 - February 12, 2016

Gary A. Weinard

July 06, 1941 - February 12, 2016


Gary A. Weinard, age 74, passed away on Feb. 12, 2016 in Bellingham, WA. Gary was a man of true dignity and integrity. He believed in old fashioned values like loving your family, honesty, and hard work. Born on July 6, 1941 in Oregon City, OR to Paul and Leah Weinard, Gary grew up to serve in the Marines for 3 years and to work for the Federal Government for 35 years, including 4 years with the Post Office. He retired as an Electrical Engineer with the Bonneville Power Administration where he received multiple awards for outstanding leadership of his crew. Gary was a faithful and committed member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 32 years, during which time he built strong and rewarding relationships and sponsored many people through the program. He also enjoyed golfing, camping, and fishing. Gary was known for his love of family and people, all of whom he cared for deeply. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jean Weinard (Krenz), his daughters Pennie Fullilove and Christine Stinson, step-children Dennis Krenz, Debra Mullen, and Devin Krenz, 7 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, and siblings Joyce Somerfelt and Paul Weinard. Gary is preceded in death by siblings Deana Steele, Janice Jorgenson, and Ronald Weinard.
Admired by all who knew him, Gary was the picture of what a good man is. We will forever carry him in our hearts.

Services will be held on Saturday Feb. 20, 1:00pm at Moles Farewell Tributes – Greenacres in Fendale.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Bellingham.

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6 responses to Gary A. Weinard

  1. Dearest Gene,It pains me so to learn of Gary’s passing. I am writing this note from work in Northern Alaska. I will not be able to attend the service personally on Saturday but Jacque will be there in my stead. I would like to offer my sincerest condolence’s to you and your family. Gary saved my life and I’ll never forget him. We are judged by our actions rather than our intensions Gary used to say to me…so be who you are…after all no one else is better qualified to do so. Those kind words and many others helped change who I was and where I was heading. I suspect he’ll get to see a few of our friends now and I also suspect he wont have to do anymore dishes….

    Warm hugs to you my dear. I’ll be sure to come by and share more with you on my return home next week.

    Love and more hugs

  2. Dear Gene , Thank you so much for sharing Gary with us, his extended family. I’ve known Gary for 27 years, and every time I saw him, he made me feel like I was the most important person in the room, followed by a great big hug. A few years back, I got married, and my Dad had already gone to Heaven. I asked Gary to walk me down the isle, and without hesitation, he said yes. I’ll never forget him in his tropical shirt, and the beautiful blanket you made for us. Gary was an amazing man ,with a heart as big as he was. I feel so blessed to have been a small part of his journey, and him in mine. I will miss him forever, and my condolences to you. Joanne Weston (Abshire)

  3. polly medina says:

    Thank you Gary for your caring love and always having an ear for listening and taking the time to make me feel valued appreciated cared for and loved…I will miss you greatly my freind…xox

  4. Ben Denson says:

    My condolences to Jean and family. I worked together with Gary at Bonneville Power Administration for many years, he in Substation Maintenance and myself in Operations. We always had a good working relationship and he was very easy to work with. Gary became a member of AA a few months after myself and we had many good discussions about the program. Gary and I both played golf with the Whatcom County Seniors and was a fun guy to play golf with. Knowing Gary for many years in a lot of different situations, I would like to think that he and I were not only work mates, but friends. I do know that Jean used to hate hearing my voice, on the phone, in the middle of the night. She knew Gary was going to have to go out in the night and help keep the power flowing. Gary, I hope you are on the prettiest golf course God ever created and you are even par.

  5. Mike Duncan says:

    I met Gary 12 1/2 years ago at OPP. It was always a pleasure to be around him and talk with him. 9 years ago I moved back to Astoria, and a few years after that I was delighted to see him at The North Coast Roundup in Seaside. He will forever be in my mind as one of those stalwart members of AA. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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