WestCare News

Remembering John Wallace

It is with deep sadness that that we report that longtime WestCare advocate and editor of the Express newsletter, John Wallace, passed away on Monday, March 27. On the last day of every month, WestCare staff looked forward to receiving the monthly newsletter along with a message from John, sometimes warm and thoughtful, sometimes goofy and smile inducing, and always from the heart.

John became an advocate for WestCare and the work we do in the mid-90s when our California programs became a part of WestCare. He worked tirelessly to promote our programs and the WestCare staff who provide the services. His respect for our staff and for the people we serve was apparent in all he did.

A broadcaster since 1969, John was the anchor for ABC30 (KFSN, Channel 30.1) and CBS47 (KGPE, Channel 47.1). He took a couple of breaks from reporting news to work as the public information officer for Mayor Alan Autry in 2008 and to do community work.

We send our condolences to John’s family and friends. He will be missed.

From Facebook, Courtesy of His Family:

Beloved WestCare Express editor John Wallace died Monday morning after a long illness. In addition to getting the Express out every month, John was known for his easy going manner, generosity, and goofy sense of humor. We think his end of year message to all staff for the January Express captures what he would want to leave us with:

Keep the smile, leave the tear… Hold the laugh, forget the fear. Always hope, always cheer… Carry joy into the brand new year.

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