John Franklin Wells

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Obituaries in Mt Shasta, CA | Mount Shasta Herald

John Franklin Wells, 80, of Lebanon OR, passed away April 21, 2022. He was born in Springfield MO on September21, 1941. John Franklin graduated from Houston High School and received a BS in Forest Management and a minor in Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was married to Ellen (Ray) Vogel on March 23, 1992.

John was a Forester, with a 40-year career in the US Forest Service. After retirement he was active in the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) organization serving as an officer in Nashville TN and Seattle WA. He was an avid outdoorsman, and had a passion for fishing, hunting, backpacking, hiking, birdwatching, and observing nature.

The job John loved most was being “Daddy” and “Papa John”. He is survived by his sister Deanna Kathleen Wells of Seattle WA; three daughters Wendy Tessmer and Tracy Carroll of Lebanon OR, and Amy Wells of Lynwood WA; grandchildren Jacqueline Wells of Lebanon OR, Laura Ochse of Veronia OR, Nicholas Wells of San Diego CA, and Kendal, Kolby, Klayton, and Jazlyn Tessmer of Lebanon OR; and great grandchildren Ocean and Pearl Tessmer of Yucca Valley CA and Nora, Maren, and Leyna Ochse of Veronia OR.

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Posted online on May 11, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald