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William Lee Kraig

May 11, 1947 to June 25, 2014 -


William Lee KraigWilliam Lee Kraig was born on May 11, 1947 and passed away on June 25, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years Joan, a son Jason, daughter-in-law Marquie, two grandsons Jordan and Taylor, his brother Joe and his wife Betty, and their two children Daniel and Tami, his sister Cindy and husband Eric Wyatt along with their two children Daniel and Janelle.

Bill grew up in Manitou Springs Colorado before coming to Oregon in 1989. He was an Eagle Scout prior to attending Southern Colorado University. He was drafted into the United States Navy where he served on the USS Bennington which retrieved the Apollo space capsule. After 30 years with AT&T/Lucent, Bill retired and spent the next 13 years working for Service Communications where he finally retired for good.

Bill was a quiet man, with a surprising sense of humor, who would do anything for anyone. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and anyone who knew him. Today he is gone, but he will NEVER be forgotten.

Bill has requested there be no service or flowers, but if you would like to make any type of donation, he requested it go to his son’s cancer fund at Giveforward: http://gfwd.at/1nnuXbf