William "Bill" Perry

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William "Bill" H. Perry
1933 - 2017
William (Bill) H. Perry, 83, of Middleton, Idaho on Thursday morning, February 23, 2017 surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on August 17, 1933. He graduated from Roseburg High School in 1951 and was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War at age 19. Bill married RaNae Cottrell in Roseburg, Oregon on December 14, 1955. He graduated from Oregon Technology Institute, where he received a degree in Structural Design. He worked as surveyor and civil engineer with the U.S. Forest Service from 1959 to 1989.
Bill joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1968. Bill and RaNae and their children and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on November 23, 1971. Bill served in the Church faithfully for many years, including as a bishop in Libby Montana, and with RaNae as missionaries in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Mission from 1991-1992.
Bill loved the outdoors, hiking, camping, and exploring. He had a keen intellect and a thirst for learning, especially history. He loved to build and was a skilled carpenter; he designed and built or remodeled several homes for his family. His family valued his wisdom, commitment determination, and integrity. Bill is survived by his wife, R. RaNae Perry, and his 4 children: David A. (Barbara) Perry, Danial L.(Doreen) Perry, Karen E. (J.R.) Smith and Dena K. Dodge and his sister, Ellen D. Whitaker. He leaves a legacy of 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held to honor his life on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1749 Willis Road in Middleton, ID. Services are under the care of Flahiff Funeral Chapel. The family is requesting contributions to the LDS Missionary Fund in lieu of flowers or plants. Condolences can be given at www.Flahifffuneralchapel.com.


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624 Cleveland Boulevard
Caldwell, ID 83606
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 28, 2017
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