William E. Brough(1930 - 2013)

William E. "Bill" Brough

October 26, 1930 - July 21, 2013

Bill was born the ninth of ten children, to Charles and Hazel Sellers Brough in Grandview, MO. Both parents preceded him in death, each at the age of 83.

He attended 12 years in the Hickman Mills School District, graduating in 1948 from Ruskin High School. Bill continued his education at Central Missouri State College at Warrensburg, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1957. His college was interrupted by service in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. His major duty station was on the USS Princeton CV 37, where he spent 37months in the V-1 division (Flight Deck). His rating was AB 2 at the time of his discharge.

Bill later attended San Diego State and the Oregon College of Education, where he earned a Master's degree. His major profession was working in Juvenile probation in San Diego, Marion County and Coos County, OR. He retired in 1988 as the Juvenile Court Director of Coos County. Following his retirement he held several jobs, including 5 yrs as Exec. Assistant for the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors Association. He was a tax preparer for H&R Block for 14yrs, served as a volunteer tax counselor for AARP over 10yrs, and treasurer at Capital Baptist Church for 4yrs. Following his wife's retirement in 1995, he fully retired and they traveled extensively.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60yrs, Bonita "Bonnie"; daughter, Marie Brough, Salem; Son, Bryce (Renee) Brough of Orlando, FL. Granddaughters include Elizabeth of Boise, ID, Amanda of Cornwall, Canada, and their spouses; Jocelynne, and grandson Garrett Brough of Orlando, FL; and great granddaughters Natalie Mae Kurtz and Victoria Anne Trotman. Also survived by a sister, Peggy Crouse of Jasper, AR, First cousins James (Sue) Brough, Lincoln, CA; Jo Weable of Salem; Betty Anderson, Independence, MO; many others cousins, nieces and nephews and friends. A private family celebration will be held.

Bill was preceded in Death by brothers, Roger, Robert, John and Raymond; and sisters Mildred, Marguerite, Francis Jo and Lois.

Our family wishes to thank the Kaiser Staff; Hospice Nurses and workers; the men of Fire Station #4; City View Funeral Home and to each of you for your thoughts and prayers.

Memorial gifts may be made in Bill's Name, to Capital Baptist Church, 3000 Lansing Ave NE, Salem, OR or Willamette Valley Hospice. Arrangements are by City View Funeral Home

Published in StatesmanJournal on July 28, 2013