Vern D. Wickwire

Vern D. Wickwire, a 31-year Elma resident, died Friday, January 18, 2013, in Olympia. He was 42. He was born November 25, 1970, in Camp Pendleton, California to Vern Arthur and Karen Kay (Collins) Wickwire. Vern grew up in Elma and attended Elma High School. He enjoyed watching television, working on the computer, playing guitar and dirt bike riding.

Vern is survived by his parents, Vern Arthur Wickwire of Marysville and Karen Kay Meagher of Olympia; brother, Harold Wickwire of Satsop; and numerous cousins. Vern is preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold Collins & Wilma Urick and Vern H. Wickwire and Anna M. Mann; and uncles, Donald Collins and Dale Collins.

A Celebration of Vern’s life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Elma Church of God, 109 S. 6th Street in Elma with a potluck to follow. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Elma Church of God.

Please visit and sign the online tribute to Vern at

Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.