Constable, William "Bill" Lee
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81, of Tempe, Arizona passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the morning of April 18, 2013. He was a devoted husband to his beloved wife Peggy of 61 years and a devoted father to 4 wonderful daughters. He is survived by his daughters Cathy Williams (Bruce), Barbara Brown (Mark), Dawn Wetherbee (Dan), and Trudy van der Knoop (Ben). He is also survived by 2 generations of grandchildren: Matt, Chad, Jason, Aynsley, Chelsea, Jeffrey, Nicolaas, and Abby, and great grandchildren, Payne, Koel, Riley,Adyn, Cy, Cooper and Preslee Rose. He is preceded in death by his sister Marjorie, brother Richard and his grandson Eric. Bill was born in Cooperstown, Pa in 1931. Bill served his country as a Navy Corpsman on the USS Auburn during the Korean War. In 1976, Bill founded Winslow Campus of Care to devote his life and business skills to the elderly and frail of Northern Arizona. He employed with great respect those who worked tirelessly to care for "his" residents. He served as Vice President of the Arizona Health Care Association Board of Directors and generously supported the AHCA Foundation through an annual Constable Family Scholarship Fund. Bill was an active member of Grace Community Church, and a member of the Free Masons Bill led a rich and full life, devoting himself to his country in service, his family in love, and his community in business and service. Our family would like to express special thanks to Fresenius Dialysis, Sherman House and Ms. Dawn Rist for the extraordinary care and compassion shown to Bill during his final journey. Services will be held at East Resthaven Park Mortuary Chapel at 4310 East Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ. A viewing will be observed on Monday, April 22nd from 6-8 pm, services will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 20, 2013