Our beloved father, grandfather, son and brother was taken from us Oct. 6, 2013 due to injuries caused from a car accident.
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William Frank Oldroyd was born July 9, 1959 in Elko, Nev., to Warren Frank Oldroyd and Julia Jensen Oldroyd. He was raised in Evanston, Wyo.
He served in the Glasgow Scotland Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1979 to 1981.
He married Cindi L. Hutchinson May 20, 1981 in the Manti Temple. They had four children and later divorced. He later married Pamela J. Collins on Oct. 26, 2002 in West Yellowstone, Mont.
William was known for his exquisite craftsmanship. He was a legend among legends, fearless and ready to tackle any challenge that was faced before him. When asked how he would accomplish such marvels at such a young age, he would simply state, "I have no fear!"
William constructed several large structures throughout the Western states. Most well known is Ebenezers, which is currently known as Ruby River in Riverdale, Utah. After which, he pursued his passions and dreams taking him to West Yellowstone, Mont., where he constructed the luxurious resort, The Hibernation Station.
He was a loving father and grandfather, an exquisite horseman, craftsman and overall outdoorsman. He was our modern-day Buffalo Bill. William was a giant among men, ten feet tall and bullet-proof. One that God broke the mold after making him.
He is survived by his children, Katrina Marie (Travis) Mann of West Yellowstone, Mont., Courtine Ann (Joshua) Gregory of Caldwell, Idaho, Megan Skye (Jordon) McKee of Laketown, Utah, Caleb William Oldroyd of West Yellowstone, Mont., Steele Naisbitt (step-son) of Ogden, Utah and Tiffany Winger-Naisbitt (step-daughter) of Ogden, Utah.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; his mother, Julia Jensen Oldroyd; sisters, Annette France, Cindy Dean, Julia Davis, Karen Ashby; brothers, Brent Jensen and Farrell Oldroyd.
He is preceded in death by his father, Warren Frank Oldroyd; brother, Raymond Oldroyd; wife, Pamela Oldroyd; and step-son, Cole Naisbitt.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the West Yellowstone Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ward Building followed by funeral services Friday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at the same location.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 10, 2013