William Albert Healy Jr., "Arizona Bill," formerly of Boulder, Nederland, and Phoenix, Ariz., died March 17, 2012, at the Veterans Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 67.
Mr. Healy was born May 12, 1944, in Alhambra, Calif., to William and Hazel (Hicks) Healy Sr. He spent his childhood in Portland, Ore., and Cleveland, Ohio. After getting a degree at junior college he continued his education in engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder on a baseball scholarship.
He joined the U.S. Marines in 1966 and was stationed in Southeast Asia. He was honorably discharged.
Mr. Healy worked for Boulder Denver Truck Line and later at Roadway Transport.
He married Maxine Stegmeier in 1969. They lived in Boulder and Nederland.
Mr. Healy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Maxine Healy; a daughter and her husband, Amanda and Ron Chappell; a son and his wife, William and Stacie Healy; his grandsons, Jared Chappell and Brady Healy; a sister and her husband, Kathleen and Greg Perkins; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Stegmeier and his wife Karen, and Dan Tomalin; two sisters-in-law, Sylvia Lapakko and Cheryl Stegmeier; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Maureen Tomalin; two nephews, Wade Perkins and Timothy Stegmeier; and two brothers-in-law, Edgar Stegmeier and David Stegmeier.
A private military honors ceremony was held March 23 at Veterans Cemetery in Grand Junction. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Healy home, 21578 Hwy. 65, Cedaredge, preceded by the first annual Arizona Bill Memorial Scramble to be held at Cedaredge Golf Club at 10 a.m. Please RSVP to Mandy at (970)-640-3835 if you would like to play nine holes.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus