OCEAN PARK — William “Bill” Coleman, 81, died at his Ocean Park residence on the morning of Oct. 4, 2017. A native of Yakima, Washington, he was born March 5, 1934, the son of William and Marie (LaRaunce) Coleman. Bill grew up on the family farm, attended St. Joseph’s Grade School, as a teen worked at the Horseshoe Cafe operated by his family, and played sports at Marquette High School in Yakima.
From 1956 until 1958 he served in the United States Army. On Nov. 18, 1972, he married Judith and they established their residence in Yakima. A beautician for more than 30 years, Bill and Judy owned and operated Mr. Lee’s Beauty School in Yakima for 16 years.
In 1984 he moved to the Peninsula where he was employed at Okie’s Thriftway Market in Ocean Park for eight years and at the Crab Pot Lounge in Long Beach for six years until retirement.
In his leisure time, Bill enjoyed fishing, gardening, horse races and crafts — but most of all, his marriage to Judy. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish in Seaview.
Besides his wife of the family home in Ocean Park, he is survived by daughters Kris (Brian) Thiesfeld of Electric City, Wash., and Sarah Sue (Baxter) Wilson of Portland, Maine; a son, William David Coleman of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Delores Lee of Marysville, Wash.; and other members of his extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings.
At his request, there will be no service. His guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com