Willie R. "Bill" Groom
August 18, 1922 - October 19, 2013
Willie R. "Bill" Groom passed away peacefully at Cascade View in Bend on Saturday, October 19 at the age of 91.
Bill was born on a farm in Stamford, Texas, in 1922. He was a U.S. Army veteran and later worked as a Sandblaster at the Naval Shipyard in San Diego. Bill married his love, Emajean "Jeannie" Groom in La Pine in 2001. He had a passion for visiting ghost towns across the country, and a love of animals.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannie, in 2004, and also his sister, Sarah Zelpha Crawford.
Services to be held at Baird Memorial Chapel in La Pine on Saturday, October 26, 2013, with a Viewing at 10:00 AM, Funeral at 11:00 AM, and Graveside to follow at La Pine Community Cemetery.
Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine is in charge of arrangements. 541-536-5104 www.bairdmortuaries.com
Published in StatesmanJournal on Oct. 25, 2013