He was born in Spokane, WA and grew up in Dishman where his parents owned Dishman Lumber and Dishman Sand and Gravel.
Wes worked in the lumberyard, and upon graduation from West Valley High School in 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
During WWII he served as an Expert Rifleman in the 5th Marine Signal Company having learned International Morse Code in high school.
While serving on Iwo Jima, he witnessed the raising of the U.S.
Flag on Mt.
He also served on other Pacific Islands, China and Japan.
When the War was over, Wes travelled 7000 miles to marry his bride, Mary Sue Sullivan in Los Angeles, CA.
They moved to the Spokane Valley where they raised their family.
He was a long time member of the Millwood Presbyterian Church and Northwood Presbyterian Church.
Wes enjoyed camping and was an avid fisherman and hunter with his good friend Bill Pratt.
He loved his family and enjoyed when they were together.
You’ll be dearly missed; Semper Fi, Dad, (Always Faithful).
Wes is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Sue Boughton; two daughters, Jane Nielsen (Terry) and Gayle Fetcho (Michael); five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Northwood Presbyterian Church on Monday, December 8th at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Wes Boughton to Northwood Presbyterian Church, 6721 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99208.
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