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Wilbur W. "Bill" Eaton


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Wilbur W. "Bill" Eaton Obituary
Eaton, Wilbur "Bill" W. OCEANSIDE-- Wilbur "Bill" W. Eaton, Jr., 67, passed away on December 8, 2013. Bill was born in Phillips, Wisconsin on December 06, 1946. He grew up in San Antonio and El Paso, Texas. Bill enlisted in the United States Army on May 31, 1967. From July 31, 1968 through July 30, 1969, he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War where he earned The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, the Aircraft Crewman Badge, and the Expert Rifle Badge. He was honorably discharged on May 28, 1970 and took up residence in Garden Grove, California where he earned a degree in computer science at Fullerton College. Bill received several patents in the military-defense field during his career at Hughes Aircraft Company. He retired as a renowned and well respected senior project engineer. Bill was a strong and honorable man filled with integrity and courage. His profound moral character and kind-loving soul was felt by many and cherished by most. He will be especially remembered for his quick wit, spirit of adventure, and tenaciousness that allowed him to achieve top rankings in many diverse endeavors. His memory will forever be held in the hearts of his family and friends. Bill is survived by his mother Geneva Eaton of Conroe, Texas; son, Shawn Brown of Lake Forest; sister, Alta Goodnight of Conroe, Texas; niece, Dena Maxson, her husband Bill and their two children Mackenzi and Brodric Maxson of Flower Mound, Texas; nephew, Clinton Goodnight of Conroe, Texas; and granddaughter, Brooklyn Brown of Lake Forest. All family, friends, and colleagues are welcome to attend Bill's graveside ceremony at the Miramar National Cemetery on December 18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 17, 2013
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