William E. "Bill" Harrison

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  • "Rest in Peace Bill. You were a VERY loved man and will be..."
    - Rebecca and Al Johnson
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    - Carly Goosman
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    - Tamaira Guenther
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    - Leah LaMontagne
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William 'Bill' E. Harrison

William E. "Bill" Harrison, passed away suddenly, Thursday, March 24, 2011 while hiking Camelback Mountain, in Scottsdale, AZ; he was with his wife and friends.
Bill was born September 10, 1947 in Seattle, WA. He started working for his father in the HVAC business. He later started his own company in the Edmonds area. In 1985 he moved with his wife and two small children to Denver, CO for business. After two years they moved back to Washington, but went to the Eastern Washington area - Chelan. Bill started a new company, North Cascades Heating, and became a very involved community member. He and his wife helped start the Chelan Street Fair - Taste of Chelan. Bill also was instrumental in starting the Santa Arrival in Town. He won several honors in town for his devotion, including business of the year.
In 1996, tired of cold weather, Bill moved with his family to Fountain Hills, AZ. He immediately became involved in helping Baseball Coach Briguglio raise money to fund the Falcons High School Baseball team. Along with several other parents, that all became dear friends, they helped Coach bring the Falcons to their first State Championship - which his son Derek was a starting player.
Bill is known for his great business sense. Along with his own company in Washington state, he also has been instrumental regarding his wife's business - Another Great Estate Sale .
Most importantly in life, Bill was a family man and a friend. His favorite saying was "to have a friend you must be one." He lived by this daily, which is evident in the outpouring of grief and condolences from everyone who crossed his path. He was the most unselfish person you could meet and always put others before him. He was a devoted husband and father. He will be missed by everyone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mae; his father-in-law, Gene Sr.; his sister-in-law, Sandy; his brother-in-laws, Rick and Manny; and his nephew, Jared.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cherie and Wendy; his seven grandchildren; his wife, Tammie, and their children, Derek and Tiffany; his brothers, Chip, wife Maxine, Jim, wife Gail, and Bruce; his mother-in-law, Kay; brothers-in-laws, Gene Jr., wife Wendy, Rod, wife Barb and Gary, wife Dolly; and sister-in-law, Diana. He also has numerous nieces and nephews that he cherished.
There will be a celebration of life for Bill on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Hope Church of Silver Lake - 11329 23rd Dr SE, Everett, WA 98208.

Published in The Herald (Everett) on Apr. 10, 2011
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