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ZORTMAN-William “Bill” Whitecrow 58, an Army and Navy Veteran passed away from esophageal cancer on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at his home in Zortman.

    Military Graveside services will be Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 1:00 P.M. in the Zortman Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at

    Bill was born March 2, 1958, the son of William R and Amelia F. (Azure) Perry in Longview, Washington. After his schooling he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 3 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for over 14 years before he was honorably discharged as an EN1 (E6). Bill changed his last name from Perry to Whitecrow to honor his family's Native American heritage.Tribe He attended a Harley Davidson school for motorcycle mechanics, owning his own business for a while before becoming disabled and moving to Montana.

    He is survived by his 3 daughters: Amelia Perry, Allisha Perry and Amanda Perry all of Puyallup, WA; grandchildren: Zachary, Maizie, Dominic and another grandson on the way; his mother, Amelia Rasmussen; brothers Tate (Darlene) Perry and Wallace (Darlene) Perry, both of Neah Bay, WA; sisters Trena (Chico) Kinkaid of Sun River, MT, Willie (Mac) McGinty of Malta, MT and Pauline Perry of Neah Bay, WA; and numerous nephews and nieces.

    He is preceded in death by life partner, Teresa Rosi, his father, William Perry and brother, Wes Perry.

    He loved all his children and grandchildren dearly and will be deeply missed

Guest Book

From: Babes Crasco

Dear Amelia and family. Am so sorry for your loss of yet another son. Been some tough few years for all of you. Please accept my deepest condolences. Your friend, Babes

From: Rick Kadena

Bill, I recall the time we were in the field for 12 days. Simmons was Plt SGT. He made us dig in every time we stopped. The rain came for at least 7 of those days and we were all miserable except you. You seemed to delight in the whole 'being in the field thing', I think Tobel even said, you loved this shit. During that time in the field, we had to put on MOPP suits but the suits could not handle the rain and fell apart, but you left yours on. pieces of the suit flapping as we patrolled through the trees in the mud.
you said the suit kept you warm, but I think you just enjoyed being a woodsman. Sorry we didn't get that drink. See you in the next life.

From: Marva GeisslerClauson and Richard Clauson

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We will be thinking about you and Aunt Amelia.
pefully he has found his peace.

Our Prayers are with you
Peace be with you
Marva & Rick 🌹

From: Jerri Christen

Having you all in my prayers God bless cousin Jerri

From: Lex A. Ritter

My Airborne buddy ! We were first acquaintances , became buddies then brothers in arms. The friendship that grows between comrades is a bond like no other ! We would protect one another with our lives . We would protect a foreign country that we didn't even know and people that maybe didn't care . We would train to do this without hesitation.
Men with souls of this nature have a love inside of them that is known by the great one and is felt by many others.
Blessings to you and your family my brother and I trust we may meet again . God rest your soul William Whitecrow !

From: Ashley Speer

I am so saddened to hear of Uncle Bill passing. I just can't take any more deaths in our family. As I am sure you all feel the same way. I will miss Uncle Bill deeply. I wish I could have been with him more. I love you Uncle Bill, rest in peace.

- Ash


I served with Bill during his time with the C co. 1/325 Abn Inf. 82nd Airborne Div. at Ft Bragg, NC. He was a Paratrooper in every sense of the word. Always ready to complete any mission tasked to him without complain. Had a smile a mile wide in any situation. The Great One needed more Warriors for his army. Once again Bill volunteer his services. Will always will be in our prayers and minds. Rest in peace Brother.

From: John (Ruby) Rubalcaba

Have been deeply saddened since the announcement of your sons my brother's passing. I will miss talking to him on the phone. We would laugh at the conversations we had and lift each other up when we were down. I will miss his laughter. Wish I could've gone to pay may last respects. I will be there in spirit. He was a true champion warrior, boxer and comrade. My condolences mother Amelia. RIP my AIRBORNE brother!!!

From: Monique Burts

I'm sorry to hear of Bob's passing. It's clear his life affected so many different people. My condolences are with his family. (Isa. 25:18)

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