Zachary Dean 'Zac' Wooster, 13, Orofino

      Zachary Dean Wooster (Zac), 13 years of age, Orofino, was born in McMinnville, OR on April 11, 2000. He went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ early Saturday morning, April 13, 2013 in a house fire. The fire also claimed the lives of his brother Trevor, mother Rosemary, step-father Allen, as well as Zachary's best friend.

      He is survived by his father, Jay P. Wooster, Orofino; aunts, Rachel Wooster, Orofino, Tracy Weese, Orofino; uncles, Tchad Wiley, Orofino, Ryan Wooster, Puyallup, WA, Scott Wooster, Sumner, WA; and cousins, Ariah Wooster, Tacoma, WA, Knute and Eric Betts, Portland, OR; great uncle, John Betts, Sweet Home, OR; grandparents, Roger Edwards, Lebanon, OR, Dee __ , Seaside, WA, Nandy and Kathy ( Grandma Fluffy) Rivera, Bonny Lake, WA; and great grandfather, Frank Lunka, Kent, WA.

      Zachary grew up in areas of Seattle, WA, Salem, OR, as well as here in Orofino. He touched many hearts as he grew, showing his huge heart, and feisty attitude. His eyes would melt your heart in just a simple gaze. Zachary Dean was not the average seventh grader by any means. He was always concerned with the feelings of others, over his own. His fire cracker attitude was equally matched by his soft, caring and loving heart of gold. He was just starting to come into his own and finding his own identity. He loved playing sports, he enjoyed playing football, baseball, soccer, or anything else sports related. His favorite football team was the Seattle Seahawks, and was his inspiration in his love of sports.

      Camping and the outdoors were a favorite activity of Zachary's too. He cherished all the times camping with his father, Jay; his uncle, Tchad, and his grandparents. He loved to go gold panning with his uncle, John with his brother, Trevor. Zachary would even camp in the yard with friends, and his father.

      Zachary was an honor roll student and loved playing X-Box with his friends and family. That was his normal location when you walked in the house. He loved spending time with his best friend Colby, as they shared the same birthday. His most memorable quote was "People need to chill out and stop stressing about their problems, because God is in control, and he is all that matters!"

      His memorial service will be held at the Orofino High School at 10 a.m., Friday, April 26, followed by a gathering for friends and family at the city park, weather permitting. Memorial contributions can be made in their name at Lewis-Clark Credit Union, Orofino, Idaho. We are asking that if you have any Seahawks gear, please wear that gear at the memorial service in Zachary's honor.

Clearwater Tribune , April 18, 2013

Transcribed by Michal Berreth Beck

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