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WILLIAM "BILL or BUDDY" JOLLIE
November 11, 1929 ~ August 12, 2014
"Bill had a great heart. He was a man of honor
and of his word. He was a humble, caring man,
whose handshake was worth its weight in gold."
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of "Mr. Bill", 84, peacefully in the early morning hours Tues. at home, in his favorite chair. He was born in Belcourt, ND on Nov. 11, 1929 to David Pleasant and Philomene (Warren) Jollie. The family moved west to follow work in the shipyards during WWII and resided in Vanport. After the flood, Buddy stayed in Portland and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served during the Korean War. Upon his return, he attended and graduated from Clark College where he met Charlene, the love of his life, whom he cherished dearly everyday.
Bill worked for Fuller Paint and Lucky Lager Brewery before becoming a well-known self-employed businessman of Kozy Kamp Tavern and Jollie's Restaurant and Lounge.
He was a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Salmon Creek American Legion, and previous member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Bill enjoyed all sports but his passion was baseball of which he was a very gifted player. He was a devoted fan to his beloved Yankees. His love for good old time country music and a good western especially with "The Duke" never changed. Bill and Charlene enjoyed many bus trips with Moffit Tours, he loved playing Keno, coaching fast pitch/slow pitch, and mentoring kids in Little League earlier in life. His good nature, smile, wit, charm, and wink, will be with us in memory forever.
Bill was a friend to everyone who knew him
and made many numerous friends in his 51 years
as an independent businessman in today's corporate world. He never complained or spoke
a bad word about anyone.
Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Charlene Florence (Makinster); children, Leslie (Ed), David (Cindy), Jim (Angie), Cheri (Bob); grandchildren, Crystal, Jake, Tyler, Heather, Trevor, Rachel and Will; his sister, Margaret "Peggy" Wilkie of Bismark, ND; sister-in-law, Maxine Brissett of Crooked River, OR; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Edward; sister, Doris Harris; and nephew, Wayne Harris.
Bill's family wants to especially thank all of his staff, friends and patrons, past and present, including those that allowed us our bonus years at Salmon Creek Legacy Hospital, Discovery Rehab, Golden Chariot, and Davita Dialysis Center at Van Mall who lovingly cared for him.
Viewing will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with a graveside service at High Noon on Fri., Aug. 22, 2014, at Northwood Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 16407 NE 15th Ave., Ridgefield, WA 98642, followed by a Celebration of Life at Jollie's Restaurant, I-5 north, exit 9.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
and the The
There will never be enough words to express our love for you! So until we meet again, all our love-forever.
Semper Fi Marine
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Northwood Park Funeral Home
16407 NE 15th Ave. Ridgefield, WA 98642
Published in The Columbian on Aug. 17, 2014