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William Bishop

Obituary of William Bishop

William "Bill" Bishop


Bill was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 1st, 1948, to Leona and Richard Bishop. He graduated from Montour High School and also attended UTEP, San Diego State and Metro State College.

Bill married Diane Hoffman on November 1st, 1970, and began their 42 year marriage filled with many adventures. Bill was a true "jack of all trades" and enjoyed the challenge of learning a new skill. He found his true passion and success in construction and was immersed in it for 30 plus years.

Bill also loved the outdoors and planned many trips that revolved around hunting and fishing with his dad, brothers, cousins and nephews. He loved to be out in the wilderness and enjoyed the challenge of a hunt. If Bill wasn't working you could find him deep in the mountains hunting for his next trophy animal.

Bill is survived by his wife of 42 years, Diane Bishop, sons Zane and Wade and daughter Sage Frane. He also has four beautiful grandchildren; Beau, Harper, Sloane and Gunner, two daughter-in-laws; Leah and Sarah and a son-in-law; Jordan, his mother Leona Bunch and three brothers Denise, Bob and Wayne and sister Shirley.

There will be a short service with Bill's family and friends at the Fraser Valley Historic Church on Friday, November 2nd, 2012, @ 11:30 with a reception to immediately follow.

Donations can be made in Bill's name to:

Heart of the Mountains Hospice, Inc.

PO Box 140

Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451

Leave a condolence for the family, share a story about Bill or add a photo to Bill's "Book of Memories" at www.grandcountymortuary.com. Mark H. Shearon, Funeral Director, Grand County Mortuary, is in charge of arrangements. 970-725-9010.

Service Details

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 11:30am, Fraser Historical Church

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This was a wonderfully moving, funny, loving tribute. I was happy to learn so much more about Bill! He will be missed. I didn't know him well but truly enjoyed every time in his company. My sympathy goes out to his family & friends. Rest in Peace, Bill.

Lisa Edel Dec 4 2012 12:00 AM

Diane I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

Darlene Henderson Nov 5 2012 12:00 AM

I am Diane's sister and I live in Pgh,Pa.and many years ago I lived with my mother and when she became ill I took care of her. Well, after her passing and when everyone left I was all alone. Bill was the first person to call me to see if I was OK. We talked for quite a while he giving me kind words to help with the healing process. I will never forget that phone call. Thanks again Bill

Patty Hildbold Nov 3 2012 12:00 AM

Diane and family, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.

Lisa Bakken Nov 2 2012 12:00 AM

I am a friend of Shirleys. I offer my sincerest sympathys to the entire family. God bless and watch after you all.

Becky Dinert Nov 1 2012 12:00 AM

Diane and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Kelli

Kelli Burbach Oct 31 2012 12:00 AM