Bill Grimmett (1938 - 2012)

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William (Bill) R. Grimmett

January 9, 1938- March 29, 2012

SALEM -Bill was born in Burns, OR (One of three sets of triplets born in Harney County that year and the only ones to survive.) Bill and his family moved to Salem in the late 40's and he spent most of his life here. Bill was in sales in Salem until 1980 when he was disabled due to medical problems. As a young man, he enjoyed the outdoors—hunting, boating, motorcycle riding & camping. After his wife's retirement, they spent 7 years traveling in their RV and then bought a home in Gold Canyon, AZ. They returned to Salem in 2010. Bill was a fun-loving, hard working, giving, and happy person. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his father and mother, Raymond L. Grimmett and Ruby Claire Grimmett; step-mother, Genevieve Grimmett and son, Donald S. Grimmett.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Thor Grimmett; son, William (Bill) A. Grimmett and daughter-in-law, Shelley; brother, Ray Grimmett; sister, Laura Lee Bolstad; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marlene and Walter Hart; grandchildren, Patti (Michael) Saurini, Jared Grimmett, Rhiya Grimmett, Samantha and Brad Grimmett; great-grandchildren; Guinnie Yeo, Stella and Sophia Saurini, Kaden and Chloe Jo Grimmett, and Bailey Hillman-Grimmett. A Service of Remembrance will be held for Bill at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Restlawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the or Willamette Valley Hospice. Arrangements by Restlawn Funeral Home.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 4, 2012
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