Obituaries & Tributes

William ‘Bill’ Birch – Oct. 24, 1935 – Jan. 7, 2020

William “Bill” Birch, 84, of Creswell, Ore., passed away on Jan. 7, 2020.
Bill was born in Bradford, Pa., on Oct. 24, 1935 to Wilda and Harvey Birch. He moved to Creswell in 1952 with his parents and siblings and graduated from Creswell High School.
Bill married his lifelong sweetheart, Phyllis, and had four children, Bill Jr., James, Marty and Aron.
He worked various jobs to support his family and eventually went to work for Lane County, where he ran a road grader out of the Cottage Grove shop.
After retiring, he moved to Yuma, Ariz., where he started his celestial journey on Jan. 7, 2020 at the age of 84.
Bill was a life member of Creswell Masonic Lodge and a York Rite member of Yuma.
He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Bill Jr.; his three sisters, Alice, Barbara and Jean; and his parents.



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