William ( Bill) Brunhaver was born September 25th, 1930 to his parents Camilla and Harold Brunhaver and passed away in Bellingham on August 29th, 2014. Bill graduated from Ferndale High School in 1948, and then went to the University of Washington where he studied Economics. While attending the University of Washington Bill resided at the Sigma Nu fraternity. Following his studies at the Uof W he volunteered to go to US Navy flight training where he flew off the Orishany aircraft carrier. Upon his return to civilian life Bill went into the insurance business when he purchased Daw Insurance Agency , eventually adding his son Kurt and changing the name to Brunhaver and Brunhaver Insurance Agency . Bill belonged to the Shriners, was president of Bellingham Central Lions, and served as president of the Bellingham Golf and Country Club, Bill loved to hunt, fish and to golf. Bill is survived by his wife Peggy of 60 years , his son Kurt and his wife Julie, his daughter Kimberely and her husband Charly, his grandchildren Ryan, Evan and Cory Brunhaver, William Potolicchio, and Heidi (Rod ) Bailey, and three great grandchildren. Bill was preceeded in death by his daughter Paige Ann Brunhaver and his sister Patricia Brunhaver Ayers. There will be a graveside service Thursday September 4th, at 9:30 am at Bayview Cemetery followed by a reception from 11 am to 2pm at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. Donations may be made to The Shriner's Childrens Hospital at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Sept. 3, 2014