Wynn Allen Webster, 71, passed away at his home in Pateros, Wash., Jan. 1, 2018.
Wynn was born July 30, 1946 in Omak, Wash., to Franklin and Mary Webster. He was raised in Brewster, Wash., and graduated from Brewster High School in 1964. He attended Gonzaga University on a math scholarship, but after seeing a play at Fort Wright College (Spokane, Wash.), he realized his true passion was acting, switched colleges and majors and immersed himself in the world of theatre. Wynn was one of the first male students to graduate from Fort Wright College in 1968 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in drama.
Following graduation, Wynn and three fellow acting students co-founded the improvisational theater company Etcetera (ETC) in Seattle, Wash. In 1970, he became the technical director for the Seattle based Black Arts West theatre company.
Wynn returned to Spokane where he met the love of his life, Chris Tully and they were married Dec. 29, 1973.
In 1972, he was offered the position of technical director for The New Phoenix Theater at the University of Northern Iowa. This theater's purpose was to introduce inner city black youth to the many opportunities of the theatre. Wynn taught workshops on stage craft and designed and built sets for their theatre productions.
Following the closing of the theatre, Wynn and Chris returned to Spokane where Wynn worked as the technical director of Inner Players Ensemble at Fort Wright College for several years.
In 1978, Wynn and Chris moved to Brewster where he established Webster Remodel. He was active in this successful business for nearly 40 years. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and chairperson of the Brewster Food Bank.
Wynn was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank and Mary Webster, his brother, Ron Webster and his nephew, Gabe Webster. He is survived by his spouse of 44 years, Chris Webster; his daughter, Helen (Shawn) Webster of Clarkston, Wash.; brothers, Jim (Chuan-Chuan) Webster of Tacoma, Wash., Kyle (Debra) Webster of Richland, Wash., and Dan (Kim) Webster of Brewster, Wash.; sisters, Laura Lee (Mark) Brownton of San Bernardino, Calif., Fran
(Mike) Obermeyer of Spokane Valley, Wash., Patty (Mark) Cornett of Albuquerque, N.M., and Gen (Mike) Isensee of Spokane Valley, Wash.; his two beloved grandchildren Jillian and Hailey Webster of Clarkston, Wash; and many nieces and nephews.
Wynn's family will forever miss his sense of humor and storytelling.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Brewster Food Bank, P.O. Box 826, Brewster, WA 98812.
Please feel free to leave any thoughts and memories for the family at www.barneschapel.com. Barnes Chapel of Brewster is entrusted with the services.