Obituary: William “Bill” Coleman (March 5, 1934 — October 4, 2017)

William “Bill” Coleman, 81, died at his Ocean Park residence on the morning of Oct. 4, 2017. A native of Yakima, Washington, he was born March 5, 1934, the son of William and Marie (LaRaunce) Coleman.

William grew up on the family farm, attended St. Joseph’s Grade School, as a teen worked at the Horseshoe Cafe operated by his family, and played sports at Marquette High School in Yakima.

William Coleman
Ocean Park, Washington
March 5, 1934 — Oct. 4, 2017

From 1956 until 1958 he served in the Army.

On Nov. 18, 1972 he married Judith, and they established their residence in Yakima. A beautician for over 30 years, William and Judy owned and operated Mr. Lee’s Beauty School in Yakima for 16 years.

In 1984, he moved to the Long Beach Peninsula. William was employed at Okie’s Sentry Market in Ocean Park for eight years, and at the Crab Pot Lounge in Long Beach for six years, until retirement.

In his leisure time, William enjoyed fishing, gardening, horse races and crafts, but most of all, his marriage to Judy. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish in Seaview. Besides his wife at the family home in Ocean Park, William is survived by daughters, Kris (Brian) Thiesfeld of Electric City, Washington, and Sarah Sue (Baxter) Wilson of Portland, Maine; son William David Coleman of Seattle, Washington; sister Delores Lee of Marysville, Washington; and other members of his extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings.

No services are planned. His guest book is available at

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