January 7, 2014
Wesley Kerlee, of Fall City, loving husband to Joy, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at home. He was 74.
Wesley was born Sept. 24, 1939, in St. Helens, Ore., to Wesley and Josephine Soderberg. He was raised in Snoqualmie Falls, where he attended Snoqualmie schools. Following high school, Wes served four years in the United States Army, first as a paratrooper at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and then as an honor guard in Korea.
In the early 1960s, following his honorable service to his country, Wes went to work at Weyerhaeuser. He worked as a heavy equipment operator building roads. Wes would go on to work in a similar role at the Washington State Department of Transportation. He retired from WSDOT after 33 years of dedicated service.