William Lee VanMechelen
1972 - 2018
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Jan. 14, 1972 - Sept. 2, 2018 Billy Van Mechelen passed away at the age of 46 on September 2, 2018. He was born in Wenatchee, Washington on January 14, 1972 to mother, Gaye Ellen (Greenleaf) Brown and father, William Charles Van Mechelen. He graduated from Snohomish High School in 1990. After graduating he attended a Technical College in Phoenix, Arizona studying in the field of air conditioning and refri-geration. After completing his studies, he worked for Hussmann Refrigeration for several years. Billy's most recent employment was as a self-employed handyman. Billy loved the Lord and is at peace with Him now. He had a loving spirit and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. Billy especially enjoyed the children in his life. He had a special fondness for watching his son, Brendan's high school football games. Another favorite was watching his niece, Zena race quads. He will be greatly missed by his family. He is survived by his son, Brendan Van Mechelen, step-daughter, Chantelle Hess; sisters, Jennifer Van Mechelen and Chelsea Brown, his mom, Gaye Brown, his dad, Bill Van Mechelen; niece, Christina Van Mechelen-Harvey (husband, Blake Harvey), niece, Zena Smith, and nephew, Owen Denton. A celebration of life is scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Community Church, 12033 Seattle Hill RD, Snohomish WA. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Everett Gospel Mission or your favorite charity.


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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Sep. 12, 2018.
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September 14, 2018
I just want to say I only met you a few times and once was Thanksgiving time and you made a fantastic Turkey dinner for everyone and I will never forget that.Rip my friend and I will see you on the other side one day.
Ron Biberthaler
September 14, 2018
I just want to say I only met you a few times and once was Thanksgiving time and you made a fantastic Turkey dinner for everyone and I will never forget that.Rip my friend and I will see you on the other side one day.
Ron Biberthaler
September 14, 2018
Billy, may your love live on in all of the lives you have touched. You're one of our Lord's angels now. Thank you, Billy for your help, friendship, & loving heart. May you truly be a bright star to watch over all you've loved.

Our time is a gift (that's why it is called the present), time is most important in this crazy world, time is sometimes forgotten, it maybe given freely, it may even be sold, yet we cannot afford anymore, than what we've been given. Make your time worthy. Take every opportunity to say what really matters in your Soul, speak the words of love, understanding, and forgiveness for yourself, your family, and your friends. May your time afford you peace. Please, spend it well...
~Nicole K Osborn, your friend~
Nikki Osborn
September 13, 2018
Cousin Billy, you will be missed so much, all the great memories of us growing up together as children will live on... I Love You always
NANA GOAT TeAnna Halfpint
September 13, 2018
Billy, you were a golden kid with a great heart. I am truly heartbroken for your family and loved ones at this time. There is no doubt where you are flying now.
Carrie Milburn
September 13, 2018
I and many of my classmates all the way back to elementary school (Central) in Snohomish have very fond memories of Billy. He could light up a room with his contagious smile, humor and kind hearted demeanor. I was very, very sorry to hear of his passing. May his children, parents and everyone who loved him know he was a special guy.
Heather Harvey-Waldow
September 12, 2018
Stephanie carter
September 12, 2018
I have so many fond memories of playing at Gramps house with Billy and Jennifer in Snohomish many years ago. So sorry to hear of Billy's passing.
Stephanie (Guy) Carter
September 12, 2018
Bill and Gaye you have my condolences. I can only imagine what it must be like to lose a child. Stay strong.
Harry Renken
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