William K Whiteford
(1928 - 2008)

Profile:
William K Whiteford
Nickname: Bill or sometimes William the Good

Birth:
OK, United States of America
July 20, 1928

Passing:
CA, United States of America
September 15, 2008


Memorial
This site is dedicated to William K. Whiteford.

Thank you for all the kind words about our father, whom we loved dearly. While we are all very sad that he is no longer with us, we are all very relieved that he is no longer suffering and feel that he had a long and fulfilling life.

****************** UPDATE ************************

The time and location for the Celebration of the Life and Times of William the Good has been set.

Date: Saturday, September 27
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Sonnenalp Golf Club (Edwards, CO/Singletree)

Please feel free to pass along this URL (www.williamthegood.ilasting.com) and the details to others who may be interested.

You may also call Billy Whiteford @ 303.757.7247 for further information. If you plan on attending and/or wish to say a few words at the Celebration, please email Billy at w_w2530@yahoo.com. We also encourage those of you that wish to share anecdotes to add them to the "Stories" section on this site.

In lieu of flowers we humbly ask that for those that wish to make a contribution that they make a donation to the Vail Valley Medical Center in William K. Whiteford's memory. To contribute please go to the website listed below:

www.vvmc.com/VVMC/donations.aspx or call 970.477.5178.

Lastly, there are also some pictures of WKW in the "Photos" section of this site. We will continue to add pictures and stories from the Celebration. If you have digital pictures you would like to share, please email them (max size 2MB) to ew@odysseylp.com.

Billy, Mitch, Erik, & Bettina


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Guest Book (24 entries)
It's 2015 and I just found out. My Bob died of cancer in 2011. The fun we had together, complaining about the young. Bill was the funniest man alive, and he had a HUGE heart. Will always love his memory. XXX0000
Ann Seymour (friend)
February 27th, 2015
It is now 2012, and I have just learned from my daughter, Sandy, that you left us four years ago. I remember how much fun it was to have you as an office mate, and your kindnesses to me and Sandy when my husband passed away in 1973. Thanks for the memories, my friend. See you soon.
Jane Rice-Burtis (Friend)
March 11th, 2012
Well I ran across some photos of Bill, thinking of the old days in Vail. What a loveable scoundral he was. I had the pleasure of skiing with Bill and Betan in the best days of the 70s with Alex Mcormick and the Sweedish Divas's. Great powder runs in the Back Bowls and lots of of jokes and giggles on the chair lift! Hilarious lunches at the Cook Shack and then late nights when we would fall into our egss at his place at the Lodge at Vail. The stories he would tell and the humor that would drive the tears from your eyes. Belly aching laughter from all in the room. And oh yes, we would certainly have had our share of wine and Aquavitte! I will miss you Bill! I was your protoge! I will cary on that spirit, in your honor, until we meet again. I smile when I think of you!
Lovies,
David Childs
Vail Ski Instructor
1969-1986
David Childs (Protege)
July 1st, 2011
I just ran across a funny note from Wm the Good, sent from Solana Beach awhile back. Sadly, when looking for him, found he had passed. He was a wonderful friend and inspired me with his incredible wit and vocabulary. Certainly, he made me a better writer by example. We sure had some fun in the old days of Vail. I can imagine Whiteford and Stoney up there in Heaven, running their own Casino Vail in the sky. Love and kisses to my old friend.
Judi Phillips (Friend)
February 24th, 2011
bill was maybe the funniest cat ever. never a dull moment growing up nect door to bill & bettan on humboldt st.

a stellar happy smart and funny man!
robey gibson (neighbor, friend of famil)
October 4th, 2010
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"You were all blessed with a wonderful father and friend. And what a sense of humor! Over the past ten yrs Bill was a thoughtful family friend to Agatha and I and was kind enough to send little gifts to our children when they were born. God bless WKW!"
Anthony Precourt
October 8th, 2008
"My many years in Vail have been brightened by my dear buddy,Bill, alias William the Good.We have so much fun on trips,in Denver and of course Vail.Such a wonderful,funny charmer,he will be so missed by all.Have fun up there,Bill!!"
Patty Nixon
September 26th, 2008
"Got to know Bill in the Seventies, our wives were both Swedes and became very good friends. Bill was always the life of the party and people expected this and were never disapointed.Rest in peace Dear Friend,we will remember you forever as great fun."
Alexander MacCormick
September 26th, 2008
"I probably wouldn't be living here and have so many wonderful friends, if it weren't for Bill,whom I've known since l966. A friend to be treasured for his love of fun and gift of laughter, through "thick and thin"!Love and sympathy, Pam Timmins"
Pam Timmins
September 26th, 2008
"He will be missed!"
Tony and Teri Perry
September 26th, 2008
"You will never be forgotten by "OLD YELLO STAINS" plus one thousand other memories. Thinking of you, Mamie and Adie"
Mamie and Adie von Gontard
September 26th, 2008
"I send your family my love and compassion. Thank you for sharing one of this planet's all time "greats" with me. Oh how I loathe the thought of WKW gone."
Jana McMahon
September 24th, 2008
"The whole family will miss Bill, we all loved him and had wonderful times with him..He wAS often in Mexico and we had great adventures..We have so many wonderful memories, that we will never forget him. Love to the whole Whiteford family."
Tom and family Ehrenberg
September 22nd, 2008
"lit a candle on September 22,2008 with the message:"
Tom Ehrenberg
September 22nd, 2008
"Not since the death of my Father last year have I mourned the passing of another one of the funniest people on earth that I've ever known.What a privilege, and how I shall miss WKW!"
Bison Bill Roberts
September 20th, 2008

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