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John C. Wyman

February 14, 1937 — January 9, 2018

John C. Wyman was born on February 14, 1937 in Nashua, NH. John devoted his life to his country, his family and to the service of others. He was a USAF veteran of the Korean Conflict honorably discharge with the rank of A/1C. John enjoyed a career in Printing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Irene (Demers) Wyman; and his sisters, Shelley Spitz and Evalyn Shaw. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gwendolyn; two daughters, Wendy and Nancy (Mike) Shirts; two granddaughters, Samantha (Alex), and Caitlin (Nick); two great-grandsons, James & Lucas; a brother, Mark Wyman (Debbie) of Missouri; and a special cousin, Ruthie DePotie (Wayne) of New York; and numerous friends and Masonic family members. He was not just a Mason, he was a very devoted and giving member. A 68 year member of Blue Lodges, including: North Hill 210, EWLR 310, Spangle 131, Walter F. Meier Lodge 281, Grand Mount Historical Lodge 3, Benevolent Lodge #7 of Milford, New Hampshire; and served as Deputy of the Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the State of Washington and on various Grand Lodge Committees. He was a 63 year Scottish Rite Mason with memberships in the Valley of Spokane (50 yrs) and the Valley of Coeur d’Alene (16 yrs), as well as the Scottish Rite Research Society. A 50 year Shriner with El Katif Shrine, John held many leadership roles with many units and clubs, including the Valley Shrine Club, Banditos, and the Greeters. He devoted over 45 years to the Jobs Daughters, serving as Associate Grand Guardian of WA (1982-83) and Associate Guardian of Bethels 3, 12 and 44. He was a member of Eastern Star, Amaranth, the DeMolay Legion of Honor, National Sojourners, the Grotto, the Masonic Research Society, Past President of Spokane Rite Care (Scottish Rite Language Center & ELSL), the Royal Order of Scotland, and served 8 years on the Shriner’s Hospital Board of Governors. He was a fun-loving member of the Royal Order of Jesters. In his spare time, he was a true Model T buff and belonged and showed with the Model T Ford Club of America and the Inland Empire Model T Club. He was a member of the Inland Empire Secretaries Club and a proud member of the American Legion for 29 years. Memorials may be made to the Early Life Speech and Language Center (formerly Rite Care), 157 S. Howard St, #310, Spokane, WA 99201, the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children, POB 2472, Spokane, WA 99210, or to Hospice of Spokane. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 2:30 PM at Riplinger’s Chapel of Flowers, 4305 N Division, Spokane, WA ,with WB Fred Grubb officiating and Rose Croix participating. A private graveside service with Honors preceding at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, Washington. “Help the weak, when you are so strong, Confess the fault, when you are wrong, Because one day in life, you will be weak and wrong…” unknown
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