William Bill S. Pattee Obituary, Death – On February 15, 2023, William S. “Bill” Pattee, who had spent his whole life in the Kittitas Valley, passed away peacefully at his house at the age of 79. His family has asked that there be no formal services held in his honor. William Pattee, who was happy to be a descendent of two Kittitas Valley pioneer families, was born on November 19, 1943 in Ellensburg, Washington to Leonard and Myrtle (Sisk) Pattee.
Bill’s parents were both pioneers in the Kittitas Valley. He spent his childhood in Ellensburg, Washington, where he also received his education before joining the United States Army from 1967 to 1969. Bill returned to Ellensburg after receiving an honorable discharge from the Army and worked a few different jobs before being hired on at Twin City Foods. He worked there for over 20 years as a forklift operator, helping with equipment upgrades, and performing many other odd jobs around the facility.
Bill and Vivian Lafever got married on July 18, 1986, after meeting at a social event in Kittitas. The event took place in Kittitas. Bill became the “dad” figure to all three of Vivian’s sons, Marcus, Steven, and James, and brought up each of them as if they were his own offspring. Bill enjoyed spending time outdoors doing activities such as fishing, four-wheeling, Jeeping, camping, and photography. Bill was also an avid photographer.
His loved ones will always remember him as a kind, humble, honest, and hard-working man who was generous to everyone who was in need of assistance. He worked very hard all his life. Bill is survived by his wife, Vivian, his sons James and Steven, his grandchildren Dannielle, Amber, Makayla, Josh, Mitchelle, and Ashley, and his great-grandson Eli. He is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews. His parents and five of his siblings, as well as his son Marcus, passed away before he did.
It is advised that memorial contributions be sent in honor of Bill to KVH Hospice, which may be found at 1506 Radio Road in Ellensburg, Washington 98296. The Johnston & Williams Funeral Home in Ellensburg was given the responsibility of making the necessary arrangements. You are welcome to share your sympathies with the family by visiting www.johnston-williams.com.