John Welch Jr.

John Thomas (Jack) Welch Jr. June 1, 1926 — August 9, 2015

J o h n Thomas (Jack) Welch Jr. died Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Cascade Hospital in A r l i n g t o n. Born in 1926 in Missouri, Jack lived a long, interesting and fruitful life. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Dee, and is survived by 10 children (and spouses) from his marriage

to Dorothy Swanson: Jackie (Tom) Milroy, Tom (Jennifer) Welch, Mary Lou Nicol, Terri (Monte) Jensen, Beverly (Barry) Madan, Bill Welch, Ed (Basia)

Welch, Kevin (Marianne) Welch, Wendy (Bobby) Orr, and Janet (Jeff) Tapp.

His descendants include 21 grandchildren and 15 great –grandchildren. He is also survived by Emma’s daughters, Maureen Ray and Sherry Peterson.

Jack was a proud member of the Arlington Masonic Lodge, enjoyed hunting and fishing, liked to travel and visit friends and relatives, and had a

deep love for the outdoors.

He was a Navy veteran of WWII Korea, worked at a number of professions, including many years operating the liquor store in Arlington, and was a

well-known and respected member of his community.

Dad was a cowboy at heart; he loved country and western music, watching the rodeo, and being anywhere in the West. He liked to ride, he rode a good fence, and he enjoyed working cattle.

He was a longtime sufferer with the Mariners and an avid fan of the Seahawks. Dad played a mean hand of pinochle and could beat most at cribbage.

Jack Welch lived a long, full life, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. We love you, Dad.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. McLeod Ave, Arlington WA.

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