Clell Hersel Wine, age 75, passed away peacefully April 11, 2020 at Shuksan Healthcare Center in Bellingham, Washington after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife, Wilma; two sons, Vaughn (Corinna) and Cameron (Julissa); two grandchildren, Tristan and Tahlia; sister Maryln Smoker (of Cocoa, Florida). Clell was born on November 1, 1944 in Denver, Colorado to Jesse Hersel Wine and Elma Marjorie Strange. Clell married Wilma Elaine Johnson on May 31, 1969. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.
Clell was a machinist at Boeing for 23 years and has worked in various capacities since his retirement. He pastored at Peace Arch Assemblies of God in Blaine, Washington for a short time, worked in maintenance at Hillcrest Church, and was most recently employed as a checker at Lowe’s for five years. He will be missed as a loving husband, father, and grandfather with a strong faith in Jesus Christ. His radiant smile expressed deep joy despite his struggles with Parkinson’s.
He will be peacefully laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ferndale, Washington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/donate-online/.
Some Attributes of Clell:
Good sense of humor
Curious; willing to learn anything
Always looking for a good deal
Always looking for an easy fun way to make money
Listened to Christian radio and watched Christian TV
When working at Boeing…drank his coffee with lots of sugar, pet his cat, prayed with his wife before going to work;
meditatively enjoyed his long 45-minute drive to work and back
Loved to worship in church and in private
Loved to read his Bible
Graduated in 1962 from Aurora High School in Denver, Colorado
Finished 3 years at Bethany Bible College, in Scotts Valley, California near Santa Cruz
Earned a pastor’s license with the Assemblies of God when he was 59
Maintenance at an airport in high school in Denver, Colorado
Maintenance at a copper mine in Arizona
Machinist at Boeing for 23 years in Washington
USPS delivery for a short time in Tacoma, Washington
School bus driver for a short time in Tacoma, Washington
Pastor in Blaine, Washington
Maintenance at Hillcrest Church in Bellingham, Washington
Lowe's for five years in Bellingham, Washington; assigned to self checkout the last few years
Many other odd jobs over the years
Medium format photography
Preaching on the radio
Horses and other animals (steer, dogs, rabbits, chickens, ducks)
Metalwork, especially welding
Private pilot license
Musician – piano, guitar, saxophone
Children's choir director
Boys and Girls Club baseball coach
Bowhunting and gun hunting
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