Fred E. Wells


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Adam Bern­stein

Fred E. Wells, 95, a meteorologist who spent 37 years with what be­came the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice be­fore re­tir­ing in 1974, died of car­diac ar­rest Dec. 28 at Po­tomac Val­ley nurs­ing home in Rockville. He was a Gaithers­burg res­i­dent.

Mr. Wells re­tired from the Weather Ser­vice as a se­vere lo­cal storms project leader. After­ward he spent many years work­ing for Mont­gomery County, re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers for county ser­vices. He was also a vol­un­teer for the Rockville Se­nior Cen­ter.

His mem­ber­ships in­cluded Rockville United Methodist Church, the Ma­sons and the Or­der of the East­ern Star. He also was in­volved in scout­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Fred Ernest Wells was a na­tive of Wi­chita, Kan., and a grad­u­ate of Texas A&M Uni­ver­sity. He served in the Army in a weather squadron in Italy dur­ing World War II.

The Amer­i­can Con­tract Bridge League named him a life mas­ter, and he played in bridge tour­na­ments na­tion­wide.

His first wife, the for­mer C. Lenore Fling, died in 1968.

Sur­vivors in­clude his sec­ond wife, Mar­garet Cox Wells of Gaithers­burg, whom he mar­ried in 1968; a son from his first mar­riage, Robert A. Wells of Gaithers­burg; two stepchil­dren, John W. “Jack” Beck of Malvern, Pa., and Mar­garet B. Clark of Oil City, Pa.; six grand­chil­dren; three great­grand­chil­dren; and four great­great

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