In Memory

Bill Thomas Heath

Bill Thomas Heath

We are very saddened to once again notify you of the loss of another classmate.  Dave Olberding saw this obituary in The Oregonian and let us know of the passing of our friend, Bill Heath.  If anyone has further information or fond memories of Bill, please add them to this "In Memory" page.


Heath, Bill 71 June 09, 1945 July 27, 2016. William Thomas Heath passed away with his wife of 50 years, Roxanne, and brother, Robert, by his side. He was born in Fresno, Calif., to Lavarre and Tommy Heath. The family moved to the Portland area in 1958 where Tom was manager of the Portland Beavers. Bill ultimately graduated from Sunset High School in 1963. From that point on, there were many adventures, jobs and dear friends in Bill's life. He is survived by his wife, Roxanne; brother, Robert; sister, Harlene; four nephews; and one niece. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher; and grandson, Michael. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Hillsdale Community Church, 6948 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland. - See more at:

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08/06/16 11:31 AM #1    

Betty Hutchinson (Flad)

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing.  He was such a fun person and excellent athlete.  We spent many summer weekends playing fastpitch softball with Billy.


betty flad

08/06/16 08:28 PM #2    

Bill Blank (Class Of 1962)

Even thought he was a underclassman, I remember Bill as a nice and talented guy. One of those people you knew would be successful in life.  


Bill Blank

Class of '62 

08/07/16 12:35 AM #3    

Shelley McIntyre

I had a small crush on Bill our freshman year.  I don't recall much about it, but I remember that feeling.  I remember dancing with him one time at some party or other event, "close dancing," as we said in those days, and I thouight my heart would melt.  Nothing ever came of it, but he was always friendly, gracious, kind, and easy to be with.  I thought of him often over the years and wondered what became of him.  My heart goes out to his family for their loss. I hope you have many wonderful memories of your years together. 


08/07/16 12:25 PM #4    

Joanne Nichols (Corey)

Thinking of "Billy" always makes me smile.  I remember tracking him down to make sure he attended our 50th reunion, and was so pleased to see him attend the Friday night gathering.  His smile and humor always added so much to everyone's life, including mine.  I had some great humorous moments with him that I'll always remember.  My thoughts are with Roxanne during such a difficult time of loss.

Joanne Nichols Corey

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