William G. Coffee
1939 - 2019
Coffee, William G.
08/14/1939 - 05/04/2019

Lovingly devoted husband, father and grandfather Bill Coffee passed away at home surrounded by his family from a gallant battle with a long illness while keeping his sense of humor and remaining strong fearless, and loving.
Bill is preceded in death by his mother and father William (Glenn) Coffee and Anne (Brower) Coffee of Olympia Washington. He is survived by his wife Roberta (Elmore) Coffee, Lakewood CO, daughters Kathy Wahl, Lakewood, CO. and Elizabeth Coffee, Pasadena, CA, grandson Tyler Wahl and son-in-law Dean Wahl, Lakewood, CO.
He is a graduate of Olympia High School 1957, served in the Army and attended Washington State University (Lambda Chi). Bill's career in Hotel and Restaurant Management began in Olympia but quickly took him and his wife Roberta (married 57 years) to Tacoma where he was the General Manager of the Winthrop Hotel and where they started their family. Career advancement brought Bill and his family to Scottsdale, Arizona where he managed The Pima Inn and Golf Resort, Camelback Sahara and The Doubletrees in Scottsdale and Phoenix. In 1974, he moved to the mile high city of Denver, CO and flourished in hotel management and development as Executive Vice President of The Stapleton Plaza Motor Hotel, President of Hospitality Marketing and Management, Inc. and President of William G. Coffee and Associates, Inc. Bill and Roberta owned a Mailboxes Etc. store in Lonetree, CO for 8 years and 9 Christmases before retiring to Tucson at age 59. Bill was a member of The Denver 40/40 Club and Skal International where he served a term as President.
Bill enjoyed travelling, fly fishing, golf and entertaining friends. Just one year after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease he got a hole-in-one while living in Tucson, AZ.
Bill passed into the Kingdom of Heaven as he lived with grace, class, dignity and strength.
A memorial is currently being planned for August 2019. In lieu of flowers Bill would like you to make a donation to Trout Unlimited-www.tu.org.

Published by Denver Post on May 19, 2019.
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Dear Roberta, Kathy & Elizabeth ~ It was a very sad day for me when I read of Bill's passing.

I first met Bill at the very beginning of my life-long journey in the hospitality business. He has come to mind often over the past 44 years.

His leadership, patience, understanding and the role model he exhibited over the ten years that we worked together were extraordinary. I credit Bill for his firm and heartfelt guidance as well as the confidence he placed in me that led to amazing opportunities over the past 40 years. I felt his presence many times over that span.

As I think of him at this moment, there are numerous stories and anecdotes that come to mind. I look forward to sharing those memories with you. Most important of all though is to let you know that your husband/father will live on in my memory as both a mentor and friend.
David & Jackie Origlio
May 27, 2019
Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Remember the wonderful family often when going by your former house in Tacoma.
Best Wishes to all at this time of remembering.
Peter Allen
May 24, 2019
Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Remember the wonderful family often when going by your former house in Tacoma.
Best Wishes to all at this time of remembering.
Peter Allen
May 24, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences dear family and friends. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you. And may you find hope and comfort in God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and "make you firm". (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17).
May 19, 2019
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