William A. (Bill) Lawson: Born June 26, 1933 in Bellingham, Wash., and raised in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Wash. Passed away in Sequim, Wash., Aug. 29, 2010 at the age of 77 of complications from a stroke.
Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary. He will be missed dearly by all his surviving family members, who include: wife Millie, of Sequim; son W. Bruce and his family Lani, Christopher and Eric, of Mill Creek; daughter Lisa Hepler and husband Sean Hepler of Snohomish, Wash.; stepson Daniel Johnson and his family Kelly, Ryan and Ben of Novato, Calif., and Michelle Ridle of Juneau, Alaska; stepdaughter Denise Sharp and her family Ashley, Shayla and Tyler of Vancouver, Wash.
Bill will always be remembered for his easygoing manner, ability to make friends with anyone, and a great sense of humor. He always was drawn to the sea — as a member of the United States Navy, commercial fishing in Alaska as a young man, or working and retiring from Marine Construction and Design in Ballard after more than 30 years.
No matter where Bill lived or traveled, he was always a San Juan Island boy.
No services will be held at Bill’s request. The family asks that any memorials be made to the American Heart Association.
— Family of William A. (Bill) Lawson