William ‘Bill’ Anderson

August 28, 2012

William Anderson

William ‘Bill’ Anderson, longtime resident of Issaquah and Spokane passed away peacefully at Hospice House of Spokane on July 31, 2012.

Bill was born in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, in 1932, and moved to Issaquah as a young child. He became a star athlete at Issaquah High School and lettered in football, basketball, tennis and baseball. He was given the nickname of “Willie” by coaches and fellow athletes. His coaches described him as a “Ballplayer’s … ballplayer” that hustled at everything he did.

After graduation Bill went into the Navy to join his brother, Orville. He was stationed in San Diego on the Rochester Ship during the Korean War from 1951-1954. He was awarded the United Nation Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Ribbon.

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William ‘Bill’ Anderson

August 21, 2012

William Anderson

William ‘Bill’ Anderson, longtime resident of Issaquah and Spokane, passed away peacefully at Hospice House of Spokane on July 31, 2012.

Bill was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 1932, and moved to Issaquah as a young child. He became a star athlete at Issaquah High School and lettered in football, basketball, tennis and baseball. He was given the nickname of “Willie” by coaches and fellow athletes. His coaches described him as a “Ballplayer’s … ball player” that hustled at everything he did.

After graduation Bill went into the Navy to join his brother, Orville. He was stationed in San Diego on the Rochester Ship during the Korean War from 1951-1954. He was awarded the United Nation Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Ribbon.

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