William “Bill” Ray Strawn Jr.

Nov. 15 1944-Nov. 12, 2012

Former Estacada city official William “Bill” Ray Strawn, Jr. died Monday, Nov. 12, in Port Angeles, Wash. from bladder cancer complications. He was 67.

Services will be held later.

Bill was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Salem. He grew up in the Northwest, spending several years in Anchorage before moving to Oregon, where he became the superintendent of public works in Silverton.

He later became superintendent of public works for the city of Estacada and was honored by the League of Oregon Cities with a first-place prize for his summer crew project, a project that hired local college students during the summer.

Bill retired from Estacada Public Works in 2003, returning to Alaska, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Hallmark Homes.

He moved to Port Ludlow, Wash., in fall 2004 and worked for Seton Construction in Port Townsend, Wash. for two years. He then worked for EJB Facilities Services at Naval Station-Bangor in Bremerton, Wash., as a water and waste water treatment plant operator from 2008 to 2012.

Bill’s four children were the highlight of his life. He was an avid fisherman and cribbage player who enjoyed camping with family.

He is survived by his wife; four children, Tina of Sherwood, Nicci of Anchorage, Billy of Anchorage and Dani of Issaquah, Wash.; brothers, Al and Steve of Anchorage; sister, Kim of Anchorage; five stepchildren; and 11 grandchildren.

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