In Memory

Wilson Estes

Wilson Estes

Willie passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was at the home he shared with Linda overlooking Lake Chelan. 

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07/27/19 06:31 PM #1    

Darwin Thornton

This note received from Sam Walker:

"willy will be greaty missed by all of us who knew him ! R.I.P. willy! "


I agree, Sam.  Many fond memories.

07/28/19 10:41 AM #2    

Ron Kolberg

We are very sad to learn of Willie's passing. He was a good friend and will be missed.

07/28/19 12:12 PM #3    

Ray Cole

Willie will always be remembered as one of the best, for sure; always so cheerful and friendly. He was one of those who was so much fun to be around, just an all-around likeable guy. 

08/01/19 09:32 PM #4    

Ruth (Mickie) Fitz (Gundersen)


Willie was a great friend and locker partner, ever tolerant of my lack of tidiness. I could count on Willie to have a great sense humor, and to understand fairness, and equal opportunity. It was fun discussing life with him. He understood that we were privileged and that it was important to help others. Somehow between classes we managed to have heady discussions. I was the lucky girl who went to the Junior Prom with Willie Estes!

Willie and I worked together and with others to petition the BHS powers that be, to let Mr. Rabin teach a Psychology class for our senior year. It was an interesting class and set many of us on the course to higher education. Both Willie and I ended up with college degrees in psychology and we both became teachers. I didn’t see Willie much after high school, but when speaking with him at class reunions, I could tell that any student fortunate enough to have Mr. Estes for a teacher and/or counselor, would be greatly understood.

Life gives and life takes away. My heart misses you my long ago friend.

Love and hugs to you Linda and family.

Mickie (Ruth Fitz) Gundersen 

08/14/19 07:32 PM #5    

Colleen Johnson (Antonowitsch)

Willie "MY KING", Oh, how I will miss you!
You were an amazing man. And a good friend to all that knew you.
With love and my deepest sympathies to Linda and your family.
Until we meet again, "YOUR QUEEN."

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