Donald Milton Webber, Jr.

 

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Don Webber

On November 3, 2021, in Bothell, Washington, the Lord called home a good and faithful servant, Donald Milton Webber, Jr. He died as he lived—stolidly, with dignity, in prayer. Born in Boston on September 5, 1938, Don moved with his family to California during his childhood. In 1968 he married the former Carolyn Marr of Avalon, whom he cherished for the rest of his life. In over 53 years of marriage, by word and deed, Don and Carolyn displayed the grace and truth of Jesus Christ to five children, ten grandchildren, and countless others.

Don loved Latin, etymology, and wordplay. But above all he loved the Word of God. Rare was the sight of Don without his small leather Bible, a gift from his wife and three young children on Christmas 1975. He read it aloud, studied it quietly, circling, underlining, filling its margin with notes. But the very first annotation was penned by Carolyn. Quoting the words of their Savior in Matthew 4:4, she wrote, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” In this ex libris she captured something of the lodestar that would guide them—for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death bid them part.

In addition to Carolyn, Don is survived by his daughter, Maely Evans; sons Derek, David, and Bryant; sister, Corinne Bavasi; sisters-in-law, Janell Gregson and Annette Webber; son-in-law, Ryan Evans; daughters-in-law, Sarah and Anne; and grandchildren, Bradley, Holly, Eva, Jeffrey, Nolan, Claire, Joel, Henry, Ella, and Lucie. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Donald III, and his brothers, Arthur and Russell.

Godspeed to a kind and decent man—a faithful husband, dependable father, beloved GrandDon.

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