William Graham "Bill" Tobin
1943 - 2021
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William 'Bill' Graham Tobin
July 5, 1943 - Jan. 24, 2021
With his wife of 54 years by his side, Bill Tobin passed away after a 10 year battle with Multiple System Atrophy.
Bill was born in Portland to John and Alice Tobin of West Linn. His early career years were spent managing his family's jewelry store (the first one established in Oregon in 1892), Burmeister and Andresen Jewelers in Oregon City. After marrying Ellen Youel in 1966 and the sale of the family store in 1967, Bill spent 36 years at Boise Cascade in a variety of positions. Bill loved Jesus, family time, boating in the San Juan Islands, fishing rivers and lakes, the Mariners, and Trail Blazers. His gentle spirit and sense of humor live on in those who survive him, Ellen; his boys, Toby (Kirstan) and Travis (Ann); and grandchildren, Kendall, Riley, Bristol, and Carter.
All are welcome to a celebration of Bill's life at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits

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Published in The Oregonian from Apr. 29 to May 2, 2021.
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May 10, 2021
Bill and I worked together at Boise Cascade for 8yrs. In addition to being a delight to work with, Bill was a man of integrity and always took his responsibilities with dedication to helping those of us who depended on
him. He always treated those with whom he came in contact. fairly and
with respect. I feel honored to have known him as a friend as well as a
work-mate. Every memory of Bill is a celebration of his life!
Richard (Dick) Viskov
May 3, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Super man to work with. Sincere, funny, a good Christian.
Mary Murphy
May 2, 2021
Bill was the best boss I had at Boise Cascade. Our condolences to the family.
Judd Parks
May 2, 2021
Having worked with Bill for 30 years I can honestly say that he was a true gentleman with a kind heart. He possessed a great sense of humor, was highly ethical, and always had concern for others - a real Christian spirit lived in Bill. My sincere condolences to Ellen and family.
May 2, 2021
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Tom Murphy
May 2, 2021
I first met Bill in late '70s while trying to persuade him to buy products from the closing of the JK Gill warehouse. He was a shrewd negotiator and a consulate gentleman. To my good fortune, I became an employee of BCOP a year or so later and began a great working and personal relationship with this wonderful man. We worked together for nearly 25 years, he was always upbeat, ready for a challenge and focused on his fellow employees as well as the customers. As the Purchasing Manager he also established great relations with vendors and manufacturers and was well respected in the industry.
My condolences to Ellen and the boys - God Bless.

Gene Forsythe
Gene Forsythe
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