William-Cawley-Obituary

William D. Cawley

Lompoc, California

07/06/1934 - 08/18/2012

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I just found out about my friend Bill. I will miss his stories and my grandkids will miss his "handmade" toys. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

I knew Bill for many years and knew him as "Cool Bill". I am the proud owner of one his books of poems and will cherish it always. R.I.P. Cool Bill.

Mr. Cawley brought so much joy to my day whenever he stopped by to say hello. He always had a positive attitude and he was greatful for each day. My favorite story he told me was that of "Pokey Pony", a horse he got for his daughter when she was little. He must have told me that story 10 times over the years! What a joyful, positive spirit he was, indeed. I will always miss Mr. Cawley & I will never forget his message: To show love & compassion to others. Rest in peace Mr....

I met "Cool" Bill in the year of 1990. What a great sense of humor, giving spirit and a great poet. Bless him and his family.

See you later my friend! I met you the year you arrived in our small town. A lot has changed since I was born here and the many many changes have always interested Wild Bill. I worked with him when he was a local realtor and he continued to contact me all of these years regarding real estate questions. He recently teased me that I was like spoiled milk and needed to retire and play more. I have a little wooden car that he made for my grandson and took to my office one day many years ago. ...

Bill will be deeply missed by many. He had an amazing spirit about him and would light up the library when he came in! From his friends at the library from days gone by.

I met Bill at Southside Coffee and bought him some Coffee one day a long time ago. I was glad to be part of his Christmas list . I will miss his sence of humor and his friendship.

Mike Riley.

Bill was one of my regular customers when I worked at Mid-State Bank here in Lompoc in the 90's. He was always smiling and shared many of his poetry books with me. He felt we had a connection because my husband had been in the navy. After leaving the bank, I often wondered if I would run into him walking around Lompoc, but never did. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Know that he spread cheer wherever he went.

Mr. Cawley...what a sweet man. He used to bring me books at the pharmacy whenever he "cleaned out the house." I am honored to have had the chance to meet him. R.I.P

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