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William Lawrence McQueen, Jr

William Lawrence McQueen, Jr. died on January 25, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. He was 86 years old. His beloved wife, Carol and his family were by his side at the time of his passing.

Bill was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 3, 1930 to William Lawrence McQueen, Sr. and Mary Priscilla Miller McQueen. He spent formative years of his life in Greenville and Wendover Utah and Richland Washington.

Bill met and fell in love with the light of his life, Carol Cole in 1950. After Bill's military service during the Korean War, they were married in Centralia, Washington on June 27, 1953. Bill and Carol recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

After graduating in 1955 from the University of Washington, Bill earned his CPA and went to work at Haskins & Sells. In the late 60's Bill took a bold step and opened up his own accounting practice, William L. McQueen, CPA & Associates. Bill sold his practice a few years ago but continued to serve his long-term clients until his death. Many of his clients and associates became cherished friends.

Bill is survived by his wife Carol and their five children: Julia (Michael) Greely, Bill (Judith) McQueen, Suzanne (Ken, deceased) Schiffler, Catherine Schiffler, and Tom (Kenlyn) McQueen, their nine grandchildren: Rebecca (Adam), Phillip (Erin), Sam (Anjali), Nicholas, Elizabeth, Jacob, Benjamin, Eleanor, and Maya, as well as great grandchildren, Eloise and William, and soon to be arriving Claire. He is also survived by his younger brother, Richard (Marilyn) McQueen and many beloved nephews and nieces. In addition, Bill and Carol accumulated many honorary family members who came to be considered family over the years. He was very loved and will be missed by us all.

Bill adored his children and grandchildren and was a very active participant in their lives. He loved spending time in the outdoors with his family, climbing Mt. Rainier, and vacationing at Seaside, Oregon. Bill loved good food, good conversation, and was open, accepting, and genuinely interested in all people. His favorite hobby was to learn by listening, reading and discussing topics that were important to him and to others. He loved life, and believed in living in the here and now. To quote Bill, "The best thing you've ever had is the thing you have right now."

The family is thankful for the kindness and care provided by Dr. Thomas Malpass and Providence Hospice. Remembrances may be sent to Providence Hospice of Seattle.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Innis Arden Clubhouse at 1430 NW 188th Street in Shoreline.

Please sign Bill's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 29, 2017
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