Wendell Herrett passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Dec. 3, 2018, at the age of 88 at Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman. Wendell was born and raised in Kellogg, Idaho, and graduated in dairy science from the University of Idaho.
Wendell married his life-long wife of 66 wonderful years, Thursa Jean Winget, in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 1952. They had a great life, first when Wendell was a pilot in the United States Air Force. They moved 21 times total, including living in Japan and Turkey) where Wendell worked mainly in the dairy industry after his four years as a pilot in the Air Force, and Thursa taught in many different situations, receiving her M.A. in education from Washington State University. Wendell retired from Washington State University in 1994.
He enjoyed being with friends and family, reading, learning, walking, golfing and huckleberry picking. He was a very inspirational man to all who knew him. He lived his life fully each day with strength and kindness. Wendell is survived by his wife, Thursa Herrett, and his four daughters, Teresa and her husband, Keith Peters, in Arizona; Alison and her husband, Steve Wright, in California; Darcy Herrett in Hansville, Wash.; and Laura and husband, Gerald Hill, in Utah. Wendell is also survived by his four grandchildren: Heather, Kristen, Chad and Andy; and three great-grandchildren: Noah James, Aiden and Samuel.
His family would like to thank the Pullman Regional Hospital and the doctors and nurses there for their extremely kind and professional care of Wendell and his entire family. They went above and beyond to make sure everyone was well taken care of. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation in the memory of Wendell Herrett.
A celebration of life will be planned for him at a later date. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.kimballfh.com.