BILL J. MCMEANS
Bill J. McMean, 69, of
Sunnyside passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at his home in Sunnyside.
He was born July 7, 1937, in
to J.B. and Rose E. (Moshier) McMeans. Bill received his education in
, graduating with the
class of 1955. From 1955 to 1959, Bill served in the U.S. Air Force as an
Airman Second Class. On Oct. 16, 1997, he married Pat Cranford in Sunnyside.
Bill trained racehorses for
most of his life. He enjoyed hunting trips to Selway, Idaho, pack trips to the
mountains, reading, sports and cherished time spent with his family and
friends, as well as team roping. Bill was a member of the PRCA (Professional
Rodeo Cowboys Association) and the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
He is survived by his loving
wife, Pat McMeans of Sunnyside; his daughter, Cheryl McMeans of Huntersville,
N.C.; four sons, Bobby McMeans and Alice Amator of Phoenix, Ariz., Ken McMeans
of El Monte, Calif., Jeff Raver and wife, Missy, of Prosser and Scott Raver of
Sunnyside; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers, Bob
McMeans of Federal Way and Wayne McMeans and wife, Cindy, of Ellensburg.
He was preceded in death by
A memorial service will be
held Monday, March 12, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside.
Those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Lower Valley Hospice.
Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.