William (Bill) Wallace

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William (Bill) Wallace
June 11, 1930 - January 20, 2015
William (Bill) Wallace, son of James Franklin Wallace and Charlotte Elizabeth Beach, was born in Broadbent, Oregon on June 11, 1930 and died January 20, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho of natural causes. He was 84. He attended White Settlement School 1st - 8th grades, graduating Salutatorian from Vale H.S. in 1948. He started his military career in the USAF in 1948 and retired from the Idaho Air National Guard in 1988. He served his country proudly in Africa, Germany, and the USA. He participated in the Berlin Airlift during the Korean War. He married Lucille Lloyd September 25, 1953 in Boise, Idaho. Bill's favorite hobby was vegetable gardening. He spent thousands of hours planting, weeding, harvesting, and canned many of his vegetables. While living in Dry Creek, he vied with close friends Carl and Celeste Rush, as to who would have the First Red Tomato! He was also a master carpenter and used PVC pipe for many of his creations. He could fix anything and most times you didn't have to ask him, he just knew what needed to be done. He loved helping his kids, grandkids, friends, neighbors, and he didn't know a stranger. He was a Seattle Mariners baseball fanatic!! If he couldn't watch the game he taped it to watch later. He was funny, witty, loving, giving, and always had stories to tell. He will be missed. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, James & Charlotte, Brothers James "Richard", Donald, his big sister Ruth Haley, granddaughter Amy Michelle Wallace, and his brother-in-law and best friend of 60+ years George "Bones" Bogdan. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucille, his sister Dorothy Bogdan, children, Franklin (Sue), Robert (Ramona), Jeffrey (Alicia) Wallace, Bret Wallace, and Samantha (Jerry) Wagner. Also, Grandchildren Lindsay (Rick) Wilmot, Katie Nice, Gabrielle, Jesse, Rosalind, Samuel Wallace, Maximus and Persephone Wagner & two Grandsons named William Wallace in honor of their Grandfather, and 4 great grandchildren, Sullivan and Spencer Wilmot, and Janie and Jaydon Nice. Viewing will be Sunday, January 25th from 4-8 p.m.at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 Fairview Ave., Boise. A graveside service will be held at the Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 26th. Following, at 3 p.m., a memorial service to honor Bill and celebrate his life will be in Caldwell at the Ustick Rd. Church of the Nazarene, 817 W. Ustick Rd. Directions: 10th Ave. exit in Caldwell, left at light, stay on 10th to Ustick Rd., turn right, church is on left about a mile from turnoff.

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Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 376-5400
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 24, 2015
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