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William Preston

William "Bill" Preston

William "Bill" Preston, age 83, passed away on April 27, 2006 at Providence Medical Center in Medford, Ore.

Bill was born on Sept. 11, 1922 in Lebanon, Ore. to Fred Preston and Clara Weger.

Bill married Velma Marie Middlestadt on January 18, 1943 in Vancouver, Wash.

Bill served in the US Navy, Sea Bees, WWII. Bill worked for Shoop & Schultz Tires in Redmond. He was a partner in Truck Stops in both Redmond and Portland. He was also General Manager of Withams Truck Stop in 1964 and retired as Vice President.

Bill's interests included his family, gardening, ocean fishing, dancing, and travel to Arizona & Mexico.

Bill is survived by his wife, Velma Marie Preston and children, Cheryl McGonagle, husband John, of Phoenix, Ore., Gary Preston, wife Leverne of Medford, Ore.; brother, Ralph Preston of Albany, Ore.; sister, Lilly Bostwick of Portland, Ore., five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by sister, Edith Pomeroy, and his parents, Fred and Clara Preston.

Memorial Service to be held on May 3, 2006 at 2:00 P.M., at First Church of the Nazarene. 1974 E. McAndrews Rd. Medford, Or.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Heart and Lung Association.