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William F. REESE William Foster Reese, "Bill", 71, a former Bellevue resident and longtime Wenatchee Valley resident and Artist, died Sunday, June 6, 2010. Bill moved to Bellevue in 1966, where he was a sign painter and had an art studio. In 1992, they returned to the Wenatchee area where he opened a studio and gallery. Through his career, Bill worked in oil painting, also other media, such as watercolor, pastels, sculpture, drawings, lithographs and etchings. His many national and regional awards include the Robert Lougheed gold medal, silver medal in oil painting, and the silver medal in drawing from the National Western Heritage Museum. Two silver medals from the National Parks Academy for the Arts and the Best of Show Colonel Smith Award from the National Wildlife Art Museum. He is survived by his wife, Frances "Fran" Reese, East Wenatchee; one son, Dean Reese, Maple Valley, WA; one daughter, Shelly Zadow, Auburn, WA; four grandchildren, Rafael & Rachel Reese of Maple Valley, WA and Nathan & Braden Zadow of Auburn, WA; 3 brothers, Thomas Reese, Greenbank, WA, Donald Reese, Bellevue, and Robert Reese, Covington, WA, 1 sister, Bonnie Manowski, Buckley, WA. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Cashmere Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Drive, Cashmere, WA. In Lieu of flowers memorial are suggested to Alpha I Foundation or Cashmere Museum.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 12, 2010
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