William Walters "Bill" Dean III passed away from this earth and into his homeland in the heart of God on Monday, January 28, 2013.
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Bill was born May 7, 1932 in Pecos, Texas. He received a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a law degree from the University of Texas. Bill lived most of his adult life in Ruidoso, New Mexico where he was the first Certified Public Accountant ever to work in the village. He was very active as a volunteer and choir member of the Ruidoso First Christian Church. He was also a Life Member of the Ruidoso Evening Lions Club, setting up American flags throughout the village for holidays and special occasions. He also served on the board of the Cree Meadows Country Club in Ruidoso.
Bill is survived by his sons, John Dean and his wife Diana and Will Dean; step daughters, Karita Jonine Sullivan and Gena Beth Whitlock; his step grandchildren, Erin Sullivan, Meagan Kirby and her husband, Matt, John D. Whitlock, Desara Boehm and her husband Adam, Dara Whitlock, Serena Reiersgaard and her husband Jud; step great grandchildren, Jayden and Blake Reiersgaard, Lydia Whitlock, Beau Kirby and Griffin Boehm; and numerous nieces, cousins and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and William Walters Dean Jr.; sister, Katherine Crews, first wife, Mary Katherine Anderson Dean; his beloved second wife, Karita Morris Dean; step daughter, Lara Steen and step grandson, Wesley Parker.
Memorial service will be held at the Ruidoso First Christian Church on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the Ruidoso Evening Lions Club or the Ruidoso First Christian Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
LaGrone Funeral Chapel
341 Sudderth Drive
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Published in Ruidoso News from Feb. 6 to Mar. 5, 2013