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Willard Rhodes Hield

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To Jim Hield (and family): My condolences on the death of your dad.....he was obviously a great fellow and patriarch.

Stephen Mullin, Exeter Soule Hall '73

We'll miss you!

Willard,

No one could argue that you had a great run--I can't think of another person in my sphere who's accomplished as much, and touched as many people in so many ways as you.

I write this from Munich so am saddened that I will be away and unable to say my formal goodbyes. No matter--after 40-some odd years I think the formality of being present is not relevant given our relationship. You know I am thinking of you and will always cherish the learnings, laughter and...

Willard, I am sorry you had to go. It was fun having you for Thanksgiving these last two years, and I am thankful for the opportunity I had to get to know you. Thank you for your service to our country...a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, no less. I don't believe you suffered very much and for that I am grateful. Thanks for being a pal to my father. See you on the other side!

I was sorry to hear about Willard. He was a good friend to my father - often dropping by to ensure Dad was keeping up the house and lawn after my mother's death. We would all get a charge out of stories of Willard. My condolences to your family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hield family. We extend our deepest sympathies regarding the loss of your father. May the sorrow you are feeling be replaced with fond memories of him.

Willard's Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I have known Willard for 18 years - I saw the best & worst sides mostly the best. I knew him when he bought a bed, sheets, blanket, & PJ's for a 9 year old that had never slept in a bed. Willard was a good sport with all of the April fools I played on him while at Piper Jaffray, as he always had alot of ammunition for me it was easy to fool him. I will miss our lunch outings and his funny stories. I knew when Pam & I saw...

I knew Willard through my parents, Bob and Peggy Fink. He would come to visit my dad, (they went back to the Blake days), and we would go to lunch, share a piece of pie. Willard was always so thoughtful and so kind to my father when he was sick. He would drop over to visit..always with his little dog, oh how he loved his dogs! Willard was a true gentleman, as well as fun, and an interesting man. I will miss his stories and jokes. I know my dad and Willard are laughing up in Heaven...

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family of Willard.

I will miss Willard very much. I was lucky enough to spend time with him every now and then for lunch with Sandi and Pam. We always got a kick out of his many storeis. I will miss him very much. He was a great guy to know and learn from. Thank you Willard for all you did to give back to the less fortunate.

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