William E. Buckley

William Buckley Enlargement Photo

William Edward Buckley was born September 12, 1940 in Clarkston, Washington to Carolyn Griffin and John Buckley.  Bill was raised on a small farm in Asotin, Washington amid a large extended family.  He enjoyed an idylic childhood on Asotin Creek. After high school, Bill signed on with the navy for four years. He shuttled the vice admiral around San Francisco Bay, then based on his perfect record, he was transferred to Clark Air Force base in the Philippines to run their supply depot. After the navy, Bill became a journeyman painter.  His final job was managing the painting department for housing at University of Idaho, a job he held for over 30 years before his retirement in 2006.  

Bill enjoyed boating, fishing, and his little dogs and especially loved his entire family.  He is survived by his wife Pam, sister Betty (Ron) Cameron; daughter, Lisa (David) Hylsky grandchildren Sarah (Paul) Norris, Abby Jo Cramer and Caitlin Eddy; great-grandchildren, Ava Mae Prince and Owen Norris and nephew John Cameron.  He is also survived by his step-daughter, Gina (Aaron) Frakes and Lisa (Scott) Dean. Preceding him in death were his baby brother, Larry, and son, Mark Buckley.

Bill went to be with the Lord on Jan. 7, 2016 due to complications following surgery.  He died peacefully at the beautiful Hospice of North Idaho.  We thank everyone for their care and kindness at both Pullman Regional and Kootenai Hospitals and Hospice of N. Idaho.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene, Thursday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to Hospice of North Idaho at 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho 83835 in Bill’s memory.

4 Responses to William E. Buckley

  1. Mabel Vogt says:

    Dear Pam and family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. Bill was a sweet guy, modest, soft spoken and humble about his talents. I am glad to have had the privilege of knowing him, first as a fiddle friend, and later as a Potlatch neighbor. I enjoyed the handsome picture of him that you shared. Sending my sympathy in prayer and thoughts,

  2. Dale and Bonnie Good says:

    Bill was my best friend as well as Birthday buddies..both being 75 years old –It was a great joy to celebrate with cards and a meal or something fun to do. He would come over to our house and play Cribbage a lot. We also went to Bingo …He had a special board made just for his Bingo markers and cards.
    We went fishing and went places together…I would help him with some of his yard work and he came over and help me with the remodeling of our house. he painted all the walls in the kitchen and living room…what a great help he was.. he liked sitting on the front porch watching all the cars go by.
    Good -By dear friend, I will surely miss you! It was such heartbreaking news to hear of his sudden death. Dale Good

  3. John Felton says:

    Very sorry for your loss. Going to miss seeing Bill and listening to his stories.

  4. Eileen Ball says:

    We are sad that a wonderful man has left us. May sweet memories and love of family and friends comfort you as you grieve his passing.

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