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William "Bill" Graham 1942 - 2020

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William "Bill" Graham 1942 - 2020

SEELEY LAKE - William "Bill" Graham's permanent change of address is 316 Heavens Way effective March 30. Bill was surrounded by his children as God called him home.

He was born Oct. 9, 1942 to Glen and Lucy Graham in Seattle, Wash. He came to know and accept Jesus in 1962. He spent four years in the Navy enlisted on the flight deck.

Following his time in the service he spent 37 years with Northwest airlines. On May 6, 1966 he married the love of his life Virginia "Ginny" Bohannon. Upon becoming a husband he was blessed to also have a bonus daughter. Over the next years they were blessed to add another daughter and two sons to their family.

Over the years Bill and his family lived in many places including Portland, Ore., Lolo, Mont. and Clinton, Mont. In 1999, he and Ginny found their forever home in Seeley Lake. Although retired he spent several years working overnights as the Janitor for Wally's. Besides going to church and praising the Lord he spent much of his time camping and fishing with his wife and kids. After he became a grandfather many summers were spent at River Point.

He married Donna Dewey in 2010, they were married until her passing in 2018. He was a proud, loving and God-fearing man who was always there to help his neighbors and refused to accept a dime.

He is survived by: his sisters Esther (Oregon) and Eileen (Idaho); children Debra Graham (Washington), Dwayne Graham (Washington), DeAnn Graham (Washington), David Graham (Montana); grandchildren Nicole and Lisa (North Dakota), Anthony (North Dakota), Christine (Colorado), Anthony (North Dakota), Zackary and Keren (Oregon), Savannah & Julia (Oregon), Jayce (Oregon); his great grandbabies Marcus, Jazmyn and Liam; niece Joyce (Oregon); and many friends and those adopted in the family over the years.

He was welcomed into Heaven with open arms from Ginny (wife), Donna, mother, father, grandchild Graham and great grandchild Parker Grey. 2 Timothy 4:18 says, "The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever." Amen.

Funeral arrangements are being made by the family for a later date. The family would like to thank Renato, the church, his nurses and the wonderful hospice workers who helped his daughters make these last few weeks full of love and compassion. In lieu of money and flowers please make donations in his memory to Mission Bible Fellowship.

 

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