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William “Bill” Clovis Tremblay

May 12, 2014

William “Bill” Clovis Tremblay passed away on April 19, 2014 in Kettle Falls at the age of 80. He was born on February 26, 1934 in North Bend, OR the son of John and Bessie (Sherrill) Tremblay.
Bill spent his childhood in and around North Bend and Portland. He enjoyed the freedom and thrill of the good old days, riding the Portland streetcars all day for a nickel and boat racing with his father. He talked about riding the school bus, when as the oldest child at thirteen he had to drive the bus.
He entered the Air Force as soon as he was old enough. While deployed in Europe during the post WWII occupation, he wrapped up the high school diploma that he did not get to because he left school to help support his family due to his father suffering from health issues.
Also, while in the Air Force, Bill married Betty and began a family that soon produced four children. They started raising their family in Coos Bay, but moved to Kettle Falls in 1967, and there they stayed.
Bill retired after 25 years at Boise Cascade. Retirement was filled with travel, cruises and a lot of time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bill has said for years that he is happy to have lived a full and rewarding life. His travels and many life experiences fueled his fondness for telling stories, that and his quick wit always made for engaging conversations.
Two children precede Bill in death: Laura and James.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Debbie Wiks, husband Jake; son, Chuck Tremblay, wife Mardy; 13 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will begin at 1:30 p.m., April 25 at Meyers Falls Cemetery in Kettle Falls. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall in Kettle Falls.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cancer Research Institute or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.

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