Wesley Dean Schraeder passed away in his sleep on March 15, 2023.

Wes was born in Greeley, Colo., on Feb. 24, 1939. Shortly after graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara in 1963, Wes took a teaching position at Hayfork Elementary School. He stayed on to teach two generations in Hayfork and was a well-known and beloved member of the community.

Wes retired from Education in 2000 and spent his free time gardening, traveling and enjoying his dogs. Wes is survived by his wife Kathy; and his five children: Larissa, Gwynn, Jonathan, David and Marshall.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Trinity County Fairgrounds dining hall in Hayfork. It will be a potluck and drinks will be provided. Call Nancy Jackson at 530-515-0430, Becky Stetson at 530-356-3934, or Sally Aldinger at 530-628-5066.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Trinity Alps Funeral Home, 107 Masonic Lane, Weaverville, CA 96093. Interment will be at the Hayfork Cemetery in a private service.

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