–Bill, 61, died December 21 in Silverton. He was born in Dover,
Ohio, where he grew up. He moved to Alaska in 1969 where he served
in the Army during the Vietnam War and in 1979 he moved to the
Salem-Aumsville area. Bill worked as a corrections officer for 17
years, the last for the Oregon State Penitentiary. He was a member
of the Rosedale Friends Church in Salem where he was active. Bill
enjoyed motorcycle riding, karaoke and spending time with his
He is survived by his
sons, Ben and Ryan of Aumsville, and Bill Jr. and Bob of Portland;
brother, Dennis Owens of El Mirage, AZ; sister, Dorothy Ball of
St. Albans, WV; niece, Liz Bailey of Coshocton, OH;
and former wife, Connie S. Barnett of Aumsville.
Celebration of Life will
be Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Rosedale Friends Church
in Salem, Graveside Services will be Monday, January 10, 2011 at
11:00 am at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Contributions may be made to Rosedale Friends Church in his name.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.