Wesley Edwin Ulrich Jr

June 22, 1925 - May 16, 2018

Wesley Edwin Ulrich Jr

June 22, 1925 - May 16, 2018


Wes Ulrich (92) of Bellingham, WA passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was born to Wesley E. Ulrich Sr. and May Swaim on June 22, 1925 in Cape Girardeau, MO and was the oldest of eight children.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Imogene (Gene) Ulrich; daughters, Gale Huisman and Dawn Eggert; grandsons, Hans, Peter, and Yola; granddaughter, Tawna; great grandson, Quincy; great granddaughters, Makayla, Johnny, Charly, and Emberly; and many nephews, nieces, and their families. He is also survived by three brothers, Jean, John, and Jay. Preceding him in death are his brothers, James, Jerry, and Joe; and sister, Wanda Voss.

Wes retired from the Bellingham Herald as a photo engraver after 39 years. A proud WWII veteran, Wes served in the Army as a Medical Aidman. He was a dedicated member of the Church of Christ and served the church in various capacities. Wes was a volunteer at the Bellingham Visitors and Information Center and for Whatcom County’s Meals on Wheels. Wes and Gene enjoyed raising and competing with their beloved Schnauzers and were active members of the Mount Baker Kennel Club. He also found pleasure in raising flowers, especially roses and mums. Always a good sport, Wes played Hide n’ Seek with his grandkids well into his 80’s. He was talkative and had a way of engaging strangers into conversation.

You are invited to join family and friends for Wes’ memorial service on Friday, June 29 at 12PM at the Church of Christ (6300 Portal Way, Ferndale, WA 98248).

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County (1419 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225).

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: January 18, 6292 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Portal Way Church Of Christ
  • Location: 6300 Portal Way Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Wesley Edwin Ulrich Jr

  1. Jean, I am saddened to read of Wes’s passing. I always enjoyed chatting with him when I was at The Herald. I am sure he will be missed. My condolences to you and the family.

  2. Oh, Wes Wes Wes. You were one of our most cherished and lively volunteers at the Visitors Center! I always enjoyed working with you and learning about your involvements including your expertise on mums and your history with the Herald. And you were so engaging with the visitors that stopped in for information. Sure missed you when you retired from volunteering, but was happy to see you and Gene when you dropped by for a hello. I send the best to your family and know they cherish all the good memories they had with you. Rest well my friend.

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