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December 19, 2013
Dear Fran,
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear husband. We only learned of it today. Reading these many heartfelt remarks, it's obvious Bill touched the lives of so many who knew him. May your memories of a full life together carry you through this painful time. Our thoughts are with you. --Don & Carolyn Gray--
December 11, 2013
Dear Fran, Amy, and Louis -
Reflecting on this year and thinking of all the stories each of us have; some happy, some sad, some both at the same time. May you all find value in your stories and memories of Bill; I am sure he is doing the same. In Peace~
October 14, 2013
Fran, Amy and Louis
We were deeply saddened to learn of Bill's passing. I had hoped to get by to see him in late Sept. Bill was such a wonderful role model for all of us, in his role as lawyer, father, friend and community activist. Bill and Fran were like second parents to our son Marcus, who grew up with Louis, and we greatly respected Bill & Fran's support in helping raise Marcus at their house. Bill had great skills and wisdom as our lawyer, we will never forget. Thank you Fran, Amy and Louis for sharing Bill with us for all these years. He will never be forgotten as a wonderful person in our lives and the lives of so many Alaskans. Our love, Sam and Gayle Trivette
September 29, 2013
Dear Fran, Amy and Louis,
I was so sad to learn last year of Bill's illness and then to learn of his recent death. I am very grateful to have known him. I have wonderful memories of working as his legal secretary when I arrived in Juneau in 1978, first in the Attorney General's Office and later in private practice with Walter Carpeneti. We lived in interesting times with amazing people, defending everything from Governor Hammond's narrow victory over Walter Hickel to Sharman Haley's free speech rights. Bill was a hard worker and a perfectionist, but he was never hard to work for. He taught me a lot and gave me opportunities that made my life better. I will never forget him.
September 28, 2013
You will never be replaced.
September 28, 2013
I miss him so much. We communicated through music and love.
September 22, 2013
Dear Fran, Amy and Louis,
I had the good fortune to work with Bill when he took my case to the Alaska Supreme Court. It was a momentous event in my life and he looms large as my white knight. We won of course! That was 1984. He was a good man, a great lawyer and a valued member of the community. My condolences to each of you. May you find much satisfaction in the legacy he left you.
September 21, 2013
Dear Fran and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father. He was truly one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
September 20, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this kind and wonderful man. I was blessed to have known him and his family as we shared the space on North Franklin. My condolences to Fran, Amy and Louis. Bill will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Debi James, Juneau
September 19, 2013
To add to my message, I have some old photos of Bill, when he lived in Ketchikan and was working on his cement boat. Great memories and he was the talk of the town. When you have time, please let me know the address so I can send the photos and my card. He was a good man, way too young. Again, my thoughts and prayers with you and family.

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