Crosley, Willard "Bill" D. (December 12, 1914 - January 31, 1993)
Willard "Bill" D. Crosley
Douglas Budget - February 24, 1993Willard "Bill" D. Crosley, 78, a resident of Thurston County for 53 years died Jan. 31, 1993, in Tacoma, Wash.
He was born Dec. 12, 1914, to Charles H.B. and Katie A. (Siennena) Crosley, in Logan, Kan.
He attended schools in Douglas.
Mr. Crosley served in the Army during world War II. He received two Purple Hearts, Bronze star with clusters, the American Defense Service Medal and the African, Middle Eastern and European Service medals. Following World War II, he moved to the Olympia, Wash. area.
He served under the Washington State Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprenticeship program, then was a sheet metal worker. He had worked for Western Heating and Sheet Metal and Capitol Sheet Metal.
Mr. Crosley enjoyed Yelm Senior Center activities and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Loyal Order of the Moose No. 435, Yelm, Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 150 and the Chehalis Eagles Lodge No. 1550.
Surviving Mr. Crosley are his wife of many years, Esther of Olympia; daughter, Nancy Reaves of Olympia;two brothers, Brit of Eugene, Ore., and Jess of Freeland, Wash.; four sisters, Gladys Herrick of Mesa, Ariz., Dorothy Reese of Douglas, Agnes May of Norwood, Mo. and Thelma Hurliman of McMinnville, Ore.; also four grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, 2601 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98501.
Arrangements were made by Mills and Mills Funeral Directors, Olympia.
*NOTE: Willard's mother, Katie's maiden name is spelled possibly incorrect. Under Katie's obituary it is spelled Sonnama.