Albert Henry Wellman, 91, of Spokane, Washington, formerly of Kellogg, passed away May 29, 2017 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane. He was born May 11, 1926 in Missoula, Montana; Albert was the son of Albert and Frances (Kalm) Wellman.
Albert grew up in Kellogg and graduated from Kellogg High School in 1944. He went on to attend the University of Idaho for one year and then transferred to the University of California Los Angeles where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business in 1948.
Albert was united in marriage to Audrey Hoffman 1949 in New York City. She preceded him in death in 1984.
Albert owned and operated Wellman Chevrolet before selling out to Dave Smith in the late 1970s; he continued to work for Dave Smith Motors until his retirement. He was always interested in how the business and its employees were doing and enjoyed visiting with the Smith family.
Albert lived in Kellogg until the mid 1980s and moved to Arizona for a time before settling in Spokane. He lived there with his daughter and son for the last 24 years where they stood by his side and cared for him lovingly while he dealt with the challenges of aging.
He enjoyed eating out, golfing, traveling, fishing, watching television, especially sports, and spending time with family. He was also very interested in the stock market and business. Audrey Wellman was a teacher at Kellogg High School for 20 years and she and Albert were very active and involved in the schools various activities, including sporting events, chaperoning dances and attending plays and concerts at the school.
Albert is survived by his children, son Craig Wellman and daughter Janis (Larry) Oberholtzer all of Spokane; his niece Mary Jimenez and nephews Steve, Bernie, and Walter Dolan. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Audrey, his brother Charles Wellman and his sister Shirley Brydon.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 11:00 A.M. at the Kellogg Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ken Bartle officiating. A reception will follow services in the reception center.
Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Kellogg, Idaho.