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In Memory

William J Perry

William J Perry

William J (Bill) Perry, 64 of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away on June 30, 2011.  Bill was born in Spokane, Washington on November 13, 1946.  From 1966-1968 Bill was in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan.  His career of 27 years was with the Peter Kiewit Sons.  He is survived by his wife Joan and their two sons William J. Perry III, Christopher Victor Perry, and daughter-in-law Tanya Michelle Perry as well as two grandchildren:  William Iosefo Perry IV, and Alexandra Nai'a Perry.  Bill is also survived by 5 brothers and sisters:  Karen Aris in Washington, James Perry, Mary Kay McComas, Amy Perry in Virginia and Gregory Perry in California.

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03/17/15 08:39 PM #1    

Samantha Gai Chamberlain (Kostelecky)

Bill passed away at 64 in Queen Creek, AZ on June 20, 2011.  He was a best friend and neighbor since I moved in when we were 10 and remained friends until his death.  Tom and I visited he and Joan when we were in Arizona and when I went to visit my sister in Mesa he always made time to meet me for lunch.  He had two sons, William J. Perry, III and Chris Perry and two grandchildren.  He had a long battle with cancer and was taken much too early.  I miss you my friend.  You are forever in my heart.  Samantha K.

09/21/16 01:11 PM #2    

W Dean Seaman

I appologize for being so late to comment, and I hope that my words may be of some comfort and encouragement to Bill's family and friends... 

I remember Bill as the 'giant' on the football team (offensive and defensive line), but then back then I was 142 lbs at 5'8" and one of the smallest on the team...

I recall a day in P.E. when Bill and I were closing in on the soccer ball from opposing teams.  His foot (about a size 16) hit my shin just above the ankle (instant pain), and I went tumbling.  I doubt that he even much felt the contact...

Bill went on to play Basketball, and I Wrestled.  Bill went for Track and Field, and I played Baseball.  I played drums and he played stereos.  So, we didn't see much of eachother, except in class and the hallways, but I do remember his 'giant' laugh (deep and booming) and often.

I'm sorry he had to contend with cancer - I heard he had a long battle.

Now, I hope he is enjoying looking down on his family (his legacy), and playing football with all of those from Mead (and maybe opposing) Football that have gone before and after him:  Coach Landy James:  Greg Cowan (Running back and half back), Pixie/Paul Kurowia (Quarterback and middle linebacker), Bill Romine, Gary McVay, Don Pickard (linebacker), and any of the others from those 1962-65 football teams that have passed on...

...or maybe kicking back and enjoying a picnic with family and friends that have also passed on...  No more pain...all smiles and laughter...


May God Bless and watch over your family, Bill,



09/22/16 06:28 PM #3    

Mary E Jackson (Jackson-Lambert)

so sorry

09/22/16 08:10 PM #4    

Colleen L Leyde (Jew)

I am so sorry for his loss.  He was always smiling and was generous with his time with friends.

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