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A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Willard "Bill" Spencer met the Lord on Sunday, September 2, from complications of renal disease. He was surrounded by family.
Bill was born to Robert and Delphine Spencer on October 5, 1933, in Bend, Oregon. The family moved to Ellensburg, Washington, where Bill attended Central Washington University, earning a degree in economics. He then went on to serve in the United States Army.
Bill married Sandy Spencer on July 14, 1962, with whom he just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary. He went on to have a successful career in the timber industry in Washington and Alaska before retiring from his position as chief accountant in 1997.
Bill also was an active member of churches the families attended and was a man of deep faith.
Although Bill enjoyed a successful career, his real joy was at home with his family. Bill was at heart a devoted father and grandfather. He often reflected on the good times the family had on vacations, hanging out at home and the joy of his family as it grew to include grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bill, along with his wife, was extremely dedicated to their family, even helping raise their older grandchildren and providing consistent wisdom and positive influence to all of them, to foster children and others.
Bill remained devoted to his family until the end, his only concern being their well-being.
Bill is survived by his wife, Sandra; three children, Kenis, Karen and Todd, and their spouses, Ted, Don and Stephanie; grandchildren Ryan, Tara, Matt, Jacob, Brittany, Cody, Jaime, Briana, Sierra and Makayla; four great-grandchildren, R.J., Kaylee, London and Lainey, with one more on the way; his brother, Ralph, and wife Shirley, and their children, Kim and Julie, and their families; and sister Ida and husband Cliff.
The celebration of life will be held at Bethany Pentecostal Church, 508 South Francis Street, Port Angeles, at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 8. Interment at Mount Tahoma National Cemetery is to be announced.
Memorial donations can be made to Bethany Pentecostal Church.
The family would like to thank Swedish Medical Center, Wing 11 East, for its devoted care. Your presence was a godsend.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Sept. 6, 2012