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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On October 14, 2009 @ 2:59 pm In Obituary | 2 Comments

In Memorial

64 of Phoenix, AZ, died October 9, 2009. Bill was born to Gordon C. and C. Burnett Clothier on July 25, 1945 in Chariton, Iowa. Bill attended Garfield and Columbus Elementary schools in Chariton before moving to Denver, CO with his family in 1957. There he graduated from Littleton High School in Littleton, CO and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Upon his retirement as a case worker for the Department of Human Services of Larimer County, CO in 2005, he was commended for work on numerous Colorado State task forces regarding the Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Adult Protection. Bill retired in Mesa, AZ and became an integral part of the social fabric at The Wells Retirement Community and East Mesa Christian Church. Bill is survived by brothers; Samuel and Thomas Clothier, several nieces and nephews, a multitude of aunts, cousins and an extended family of young and not so young whose lives were enriched by his caring, compassion and friendship. Visitation will be from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, with a Funeral Service at 2:00 pm, Monday, October 19, 2009 at Pierschbacher Funeral Home, 914 Roland Avenue, Chariton, IA 50049. Interment will follow at Chariton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made “In Memory of William Joe Clothier” to the John L. Lewis Museum of Coal Mining and Labor and mailed to the John L. Lewis Commission, Inc., P.O. Box 3, Lucas, IA 50151.

Condolences for the family of “CLOTHIER, WILLIAM (BILL) JOE”

Condolence from Kenneth Krenning on December 17th, 2009 10:35 am

So sad to hear the news. I was very late getting it but found out today 12/17/09. I can only say simply that we loved Bill. He helped our family tremendously. Never asked for anything but gave alot. With his unwavering strength of character he was a model to everyone that ever crossed his path. I feel as though a great century old oak tree has just passed. He will be greatly missed but forever in our thoughts. Thanks Bill, for everything.


Kenneth Krenning
Austin, Texas

Condolence from Marge Boehner on January 9th, 2010 3:16 pm

I just recently saw the notice about Bill. He wouldn’t have remembered me–I worked as a secretary in the juvenile probation office in Fort Collins in the 70’s, and he came into the office frequently on behalf of clients. I’ve not seen him in probably 35 years, yet I remember him despite having forgotten so many people from those years. He clearly cared a great deal about his clients, and was obviously very dedicated to them. Kindness flowed naturally from him. You must miss him very much. I hope it helps to know how profoundly he affected others.

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