Verne G. Wells

Verne G. Wells passed in peace at the age of 86 on June 30, 2020. He was born in Dexter, NY on May 12, 1934 to Fred and Emma Wells. After high school he went to work on the railroad and then enlisted in the US Navy in 1953. Once out of the US Navy he enrolled in Clarkson University where he painted murals throughout his dorm that can still be seen there today. For 42 years he was an Operations Manager for Sears and then for Key Bank.

Verne had a love for art and painting which was passed down to his son as well as his granddaughter Jolie. He loved basketball and played in an adult league until he was in his seventies. Verne always had a smile on his face and was known for being a jokester.

Verne is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Diana Wells; he was an amazing doting father to his son, Frederick Michael Wells (Joyce). He is also survived by his brother Jack (Chris); two beautiful granddaughters Emma Regina and her mother Kelly Schafer, and Jolie Wells; grandson Jordan Wynne; his nephews; and his best friend Dennis Gibson who still resides in Dexter, NY.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 5 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and masks will be required per CDC guidelines. A private service will be held with burial at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Verne may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Ed Lansing

My sincerest condolences to Diane, Fred and your families. Verne was a great guy with a super sense of humor. May he rest in peace up at Saratoga National with my Dad and Little Blase. With love and God's Blessings, Ed, Nicole, Joe & Rory.

Dawn Hudson (Carling)

Freddy, You are in my thoughts, and my heart is with you, at this very sad time. You were blessed to have such a loving father. The gift of art, that you both shared, will be a piece of your Dad, that you will carry forever, to share, with those around you. ( Your humor, and amazing smile, is also a part of your Dad, that will live on, through you.) I love you Freddy !!! You will always be, "My other Brother." I feel much sorrow for you.

Maryanne (former Sears Reception)


So Sorry for your loss....Verne Wells always had a smile for everyone. I
especially remember every time he left for the day he would toss his
jacket over his shoulder and say "It's a wonderful day in the Neighborhood",
a quote from "Mr. Rogers"....always got a laugh!

Dennis Gibson

My best friend since sixth grade, you will certainly be missed.

Thank you for all the years of good times and many, many laughs.

Best wishes to Diana and family.

Lesley Dexter

We are so saddened by Verne’s passing and are grateful that he enriched our lives with his warmth and caring and ready laugh. We send our love to Diana, Fred, Joyce and family