William Ransom passed away at 7:00 a.m. on August 29, 2012, of cancer. He was 81. He left behind many loved ones, his wife of almost 50 years; an older brother; six daughters; two sons; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren, all of whom loved and respected him very much.
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He led a wonderful, interesting life. Growing up in Ramona, CA, with two brothers and a sister, Bill was the youngest. After high school, where he distinguished himself on the football field (slightly less so in the classroom), he joined the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy with distinction and made many friends and wonderful memories.
After the Navy his interest in engineering took him to the Colorado School of Mines. Here he found the career he would happily pursue for 40 years. He traveled all over the world as a mining engineer.
Bill moved to Tucson in 1973, loved it, and stayed. Though he was a fan of the USC Trojans when he was in CA, when he moved to AZ he loved to follow and root for all the University of Arizona sports teams.
From all of us who loved him, he will be terribly missed.
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on September 6, 2012