Wendell Harper, 82, was born in Taft on June 17, 1930. He passed away in Beaumont,
CA on March 22, 2013.
Wendell graduated from Taft High School in 1948. He was the Activities Director at the
“Rec” in the early 50’s until moving to the Los Angeles area to attend the Art Center to
pursue a career in graphic arts. Wendell was a very talented artist and worked on many
reunions and community events in Taft even after moving to Sunland.
Upon retirement, Wendell and wife Sue moved to Beaumont, CA.
Wendell was predeceased by his parents, Jesse and Bertha Harper of Taft; sister, Donna
Mae Beach of WA, and brother Vincent of Taft.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, stepson Steven Pesante (wife Jill), grandson Camden of
Beaumont; stepdaughter Sharon Pesante, grandson Kevin, and great granddaughter Eryan
of Frisco, TX; brother Tom (wife Pauline) of Sunland and sister-in-law Beverly Harper of
No services are scheduled.