William S. “Bill” Hart of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on January 6, 1957 in Winslow, Arizona to parents, William H. and Jacqueline Noble Hart . He died on May 15, 2019 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 62 years. Bill grew up and attended school in Hermiston, Oregon. He graduated from Hermiston High School in the class of 1976. He lived in Portland, Oregon and worked as a heavy equipment operator for Local 701on projects throughout the west. He retired in 2010 and lived in Arizona for a time before returning to Hermiston, Oregon where he has lived since. Bill enjoyed golfing, traveling, football, camping, music, gardening, barefoot water skiing and most of all spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter: Kelsi Jones and her husband Mitch, Sandy, OR; son: Bradlee Emerson and his wife Terra, Estacada, OR; mother: Jackie Payne, Hermiston, OR; sisters: Donna Martin and her husband Leroy and Margaret Hendericks, all of Hermiston, OR; grandchildren: Ailey, Tegan, Carson, Katy, Kyle & Karlye; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Bill was preceded in death by his father.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon.
A family burial will be at Skyview Memorial Park, Pendleton, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Bill’s memory to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Mail Stop 45, P.O. Box 4000, Portland, OR 97208.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.