Here is a copy of Wes' obituary from the Bend Bulletin:
Wesley M. Powell
Wesley M. Powell of La Pine, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. He was 61.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Dec. 30, at the Cascade Bible Church in La Pine. A wake will follow at the Moose Lodge from 3 to 7 p.m.
Wes Powell was born July 20, 1949, in Weed, CA. He was raised in Prospect, OR, and graduated high school in Eagle Point, OR. Wes married his wife, Nicole (Niki) Powell on May 18, 2001. He was a master carpenter and craftsman. He enjoyed the great outdoors and loved to fish and hunt. He studied the scriptures and his faith in God was extremely strong.
Shall we always remember him for the love and support he gave to others.
Survivors include his wife, Nicole (Niki) Powell of La Pine; mother, Marie Ogletree of Oregon City; son, James of Portland; daughter, Stacie of Commack, NY; brother, Albert of Phoenix, AZ; sister Phyllis of Oregon City; sister, Kay of Medford; five grandchildren and one great- granddaughter.
Wes has gone home to our Lord!
Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Bible Church, 52410 Pine Dr., La Pine, OR 97739. Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine is in charge of arrangements.
This copy of Wes' favorite poem was in his program:
Rest in peace our friend! We know that you are happy and whole and living the dream. Thanks for all those you touched here on earth. You really had that Jesus/Carpenter thing going on, and I wish that I had a copy of the picture of you to put on here that was by the guest book. You shine in that one. We'll miss you lots. And we will all take good care of Niki for you.
My girl Kristin posted this on Facebook this morning about another family, but I thought it was so nice that I wanted to add it on to here: