We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston
Warren William “Bill” Pemberton was born in San Francisco CA on April 13, 1934 to Marian “Evy” Smith and Warren “Bud” Pemberton. He died at home on September 9, 2021, while on hospice at the age of 87 years.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Pittsburgh, and later settled down to marry Elizabeth Beauclair in Redding CA.
In California, he worked in the computer department at Stanford University while he started his family. He enjoyed being a certified scuba diver, playing softball, and coaching his children in Little League Baseball. Wanting to be closer to his father in Oregon, Bill and Beth made the move to Oregon, and remained to raise their six children.
He was a member of Kinzua Lumbermens Union as well as an operating engineer with Local Union 701. As someone with a wide skill set, Bill was known for his various inventions and product fabrications, and took pride in owning his own trucking business.
After a full life, he retired to Arlington Oregon to enjoy his family and pursue his interests of camping, boating, and scuba diving.
Bill is survived by his wife Beth of 65 years, son Bill Jr., son Don, son JJ, and daughter Ginger, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by daughter Patty and son Mike.
The family would like to thank Pioneer Hospice of Heppner for their support and services.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.