COOS BAY, Ore. - William S. Mueller, 78, of Coos Bay, formerly of Amherst, Mass., passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Coos Bay.
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He was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Northampton, Mass., to Professor William S. Mueller and Rose Jewell (Pattengale) Mueller.
William graduated from Amherst High School, Amherst, Mass., class of 1953, and later earned a bachelor's of science degree in forestry in 1957 from the University of Massachusetts.
He worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon for several years before becoming a quality control specialist for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation in Coos Bay. He was married to the late Evelyn Erickson of Coos Bay.
William is survived by his sister Frances Kosarick of Cape Cod, Mass., brother-in-law Everett Kosarick of Cape Cod, Mass., and Amherst, Mass., and five nephews.
Services will be held at a later date. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay.
Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.coosbayareafunerals.com. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.
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Coos Bay Chapel
685 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Apr. 10, 2014