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William M. Bass

December 7, 1942 - February 26, 2009

U.S. Veteran

A memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 6, at the VFW Club.

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William Bass, age 66, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday. He was born in Salem to Sam and Phyllis (Gunsley) Bass.

He attended Salem schools. He enlisted in the Army in 1961, just before finishing high school. Basic training was in Tennessee, and he served in Germany. He lived in Lebanon after returning from the service in 1964, working 18 1/2 years as an assistant super at Crown Zellerback until they closed in the early ’80s. He came to Sweet Home in 1988 and worked in a papermill in Halsey until he retired in 2001.

William liked the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He loved to drive quads and camp with his family. He also enjoyed drives in the woods and visiting the dam. He was a life member of American Vets. He was also a member of the Springfield Elks, American Legion in Lebanon, Eagles, and Moose Lodge.

William is survived by his partner and companion of 20 years, Teri Spier, of Sweet Home; daughter, Stephanie Ballard, of Albany; son, Billy Bass, and his wife, Cristy, of Lebanon; grandchildren, Whitney Ballard and Merydian, Tyesen, and Jordan Bass.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

A memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 6, at the VFW Club.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.