William Fredrick Markwood
1940 - 2020
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May 23, 1940 ˜ May 30, 2020

William Fredrick Markword passed away May 30, 2020. He was the only child born to Albert and Mabel Ruth (Crum) Markword. Bill was born May 23, 1940, in MaComb, IL.
In 1961, he married Bonnie Snook and had two boys, William Donald and Robert Andrew.
He moved to California where he started his career in the Forest Service. Bill moved to Vancouver, WA, in the early 1980s to work with the Mount Saint Helens Forest Service as a firefighter and dispatcher. Later he took a job as a land and mineral’s officer.
On Sept. 8, 1984, he and Barbara (Carter) Whitmore were married. Along with the marriage, he gained two sons and one daughter, which all three have passed.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara; two sons and his granddaughter, Marisa.
A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery - Apostles Urn Gardens Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at 1 p.m., 1101 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 14, 2020.
Graveside service
01:00 PM
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery - Apostles Urn Gardens
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October 14, 2020
I worked with Bill at the Mount St. Helen's Monument office in Chelatchie Prairie until my move to Forest Headquarters in 1993. He was a close friend and fun to be around. I will keep your family in my prayers. Daphne K.
Daphne Kivinen
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