Gunn, William (Bill)
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It is with deep regret and sadness to announce the passing on May 7, 2014, of our dear husband, father, grandfather and good friend, Bill Gunn. Born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1929, Bill graduated from Oak Park High. His proudest achievement was being the 2nd string OB on the infamous Oak Park Football Team where he earned the name "the gunner". Bill attended Drake University in Iowa and then transferred to and graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute of Design. Bill's first love was painting and he was named one of the Ten Best New Painters in the United States after his graduation. Bill entered the field of advertising and eventually became one of the youngest Creative Directors at Leo Burnett Advertising Company in Chicago. After retiring from a career he loved, Bill relocated to Scottsdale where he began a whole new wonderful chapter in his life. He became a "Mulligan". In fact one of the original first 10 Mulligans at The Boulders, whose membership now number over 100 happy fun-loving golfers. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Betsy, 5 children; Jeffrey Gunn (Carlina), Matthew Gunn, Susan Gunn, Sally Rash, and Hayes Gunn. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. There will be a memorial service in
Pentwater, Michigan, with his family and friends. A celebration of his wonderful life will take place here in Scottsdale this fall with all of his good buddies. Contributions may be made in his memory to
, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, 85014.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 11, 2014