William D. Carpenter

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Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery
4504 Broadway
Everett, WA
98203
(425)-252-2244
Obituary


William D. Carpenter

William D. Carpenter passed away peacefully at home attended by his daughters and wife on March 18, 2011. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on June 26, 1917. He lived in Everett most of his life.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria, who passed away in December, 2000; and their daughter, Cynthia.
He leaves his loving wife, Billie; son, Jeffrey; son, Gregory and wife, Kathy; daughter, Mary Milner; daughter, Susan Dawson and husband, Jerry; plus seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also his stepdaughter, Mary DeMoss and husband, Lanny; stepson, Dean Torkelson and wife, Roseann; his sister, Jackie Minor and husband, Hugh; and his sister-in-law, Blanche Carpenter; plus several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bill attended Everett High School and organized many reunions for the class of 1934. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1941 and was an avid Huskies fan and knew all the words to the fight song, enthusiastically leading us to all sing along with him. After World War II, where he served as a naval supply officer, he joined Ed and Harry Stuchell at the Eclipse Mill until May, 1962 when it was destroyed by fire. He was then chosen to be chairman of the newly formed Bank of Everett where he remained until it was sold in 1981.
Bill served as president of the YMCA in 1954, chairman of the United Way in 1966 and was on the Providence Hospital Board for several years. Since 2001, while in his spry eighties, he was a volunteer at Bethany at Silver Lake sharing his positive attitude and more than a few games of cribbage with the "old timers." He loved cribbage, and competing in general, and considered himself tops in the game. He was nicknamed Willie the Weep by some of his closest friends as a humorous way to relate to him when he lost, which was less often than not. He loved people and gave generously of his time and support to family, friends and community.
Bill and Billie have had the good fortune of living adjacent to the Everett Golf and Country Club where they spent much of their leisure time. The story is that Bill's mother, Helen Stuchell Carpenter, helped to plant the first trees when the golf course was in its beginning stages. Bill's two favorite active sports were golf and tennis, which he played well into his eighties.
Family would like to extend a heart filled thanks to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County and the loving care and support provided by his nurse, Pippa.
He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian church of Everett where services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26. A reception will follow where we will commune and celebrate his long and meaningful life.
Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 20 to Mar. 25, 2011
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