Aumsville – Bill,
82, died Wednesday in Stayton. He was born at the family home
on the farm in Irish Bend near Corvallis. Bill grew up in
Irish Bend living throughout Oregon, California and Washington
until moving to Albany in 1972, Irish Bend in 1975 and
settling in Aumsville in 1980. He worked at various plywood
mills as a mill rite and drove truck, until owning and
operating Bill’s Trucking from 1980 until 1995.
Bill could fix,
repair, manufacture or build anything and loved on working on
anything mechanical. He enjoyed any kind of racing, especially
NASCAR, and watching wrestling. Bill married Ivy Mae
Lettenmaier on February 9, 1951 in Springfield.
He is survived by
his wife: Ivy Mae of Aumsville; children: Gary King and Nancy
(Jay) Coogan both of Kettle Falls, WA.; grandchildren: Brad
Coogan, Gabriel King, Michelle Thomas, Aaron King, Miranda
Geiszler & Willis King; and six great-grandchildren. Bill
was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
A party celebrating
Bill’s life will be held at his residence on Sunday, August
11, 2013 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be
made to the
American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Serving
the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.