with sincere regret and sorrow that we must inform you that our Classmate, Bill
Stricklen, Company M-1, died peacefully at home in Tacoma, WA, during the night
of 13-14 October 2010. Bill is survived by his wife, Helena, three daughters,
one son, and 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 1 PM, October, 30, 2010, at Gaffney Funeral Home, 1002
South Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 2224 Crystal Springs Road, Tacoma, WA
of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Save Our Wild Salmon,
Attn: Kristie Miller, 200 First Avenue West, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98119.
done, Bill. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\M-1 Bill Stricklen.pdf
Bill and I were married at West Point on
Graduation day 1961.WE traveled all over the USA Ft. Bliss Texas, Ft. Sill, OK
and finally to Wertheim,Germany. We were at the top of the hill and were in
military housing. We had our first daughter Grace Marie in Wurtzburg in Feb.
1963 One of the hardest snowing winters. We then moved to Bad Neuheim by
Frankfrut. Anit Sue joined our fami;y in April 1964. Bill got his Capt bars from
his father at Fort Bliss Texas, then came back to Germany to take us Home. Bill
was stationed at Ft. Ord in California near my parents. We had our son Wm
A.Stricklen IV aat Ft. Ord. Bill was then sent to V. N. That is were our break
up started. Bill tried very hard to ! keep in contact with his children. The
four children went to 14 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. He kept the
family in his heart and mind all the time. Even to sending a Granddaughter her
birthday on Oct 13. She received it after he was gone. Bill was a good person
always remembering what was important. He still said "Let me think about it."
The classmates know what I speak of. You did Good William you have left quite a
legecy . Your family loves you and will miss your communication with the. May
you rest in peace.
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