Wilbur Gene Welty
May 23, 1929 – May 9, 2021
Beloved husband, dad and grandfather
Wilbur Gene Welty passed away on May 9, 2021. He was born in Gresham, Oregon on May 23, 1929 to Clara (Bell) and Frank Welty.
He graduated from Gresham High School in 1947 and from the Institute of Baking in 1958. Shortly after high school, he married the love of his life, Millie Haskett. After years as a bakery supervisor, Wilbur retired as Vice President of the Fred Meyer Baking Plant.
He loved doing things with his family and dancing with his wife of 71 years. Wilbur (Willie) was physically active in running and biking throughout his life. He also loved reading, baking breads for family dinners, and trips to their beach home and to Palm Springs.
Wilbur is survived by his wife Millie and their children; Sandra and (Doug) Virnig, Frank and (Sun) Welty, and Denise and (Bill) Lakey. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021