Bill graduated from Buhl High School in 1965. He attended College of Idaho, and graduated with a degree in Zoology and subsequently went to Pacific University to attend Optometry School. Bill met Carolyn Kennedy at Pacific.
Bill and Carolyn were married in 1972. They had two daughters, Darcy in 1978 and Annie in 1981. Darcy went to photography school and is living in Portland, Oregon and has recently gone back to school at Portland State and has a son, Archie. Annie and her husband, Jeff, have 5 children, Selah, Karis, Shalom, Rhys, and Gabe. They currently live in Asia. They are linguists and are learning an unwritten language in hopes of building a written language and a New Testament in that language – a process that takes about 25 years.
Bill is an active member of Rupert Rotary Club and the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce. Business is one of Bill's strengths. It is in his servant attitude and consistent "be there" work ethic that we are honored him at this event.
Events like these would not be possible without the help of our wonderful sponsors. We want to thank our Event Sponsor, Zions Bank; Gold Sponsors, DL Evans Bank, Valley Agronomics; Silver Sponsors, The Voice/Times News, Minidoka Memorial Hospital, First Federal; Bronze Sponsors, Idaho Power, Amalgamated Sugar Co., Industrial Ventilation Inc., Mart Produce, Schow's, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Rupert Discount Store and Barclay Mechanical Services.