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William Albert Lozier, Jr.

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“My heartfelt condolence to Thelma and the family. What a wonderful man. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Janet Bailey - Pasco, WA

“I think Bill was one of the most loving and caring men I know, he was such a great friend to Duane Sisk, he will be missed. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Sisk - Pendleton, OR

“To the Lozier Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Grandma & Grandpa Correa always had the best stories of "The Two Bills" and Johnnie...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Vickie (Thompson) Kenny - OR

“I will always love you Uncle Bill, thankful I have many wonderful memories of you. The Hi Ho Club in Stanfield, dancing the Limbo with you and Auntie...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Shirley Hutchens - Cleburne, TX

“Bill, My beloved Brother in law. We are going to miss you. Bob & Leona ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Bob & Leona Bray - Oegon City, OR

“Some of my greatest memories are those that were spent in Penedleton with my Uncle Bill and his family. I was always so excited to go to the Round Up...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Michelle McManigill - Palo Alto, CA

“To Thelma, Brenda, Bridget and Billy my Thoughts and prayers are out for you and your families. I had some of the greatest times at Bill & Thelma's...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Tony Hamann - La Grande, OR

“You are the best Brother in law anyone could have,Love you for every. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Jean Raph - LaGrande, OR

“My dear Uncle Bill...love you so much! ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Bridget Brennan - Rio Vista, TX

“So sorry to hear about Bill. So many great memories of him and Thelma over the years. ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Jody and Jerald Hoffman - OR

“Bill Lozier (or as the Correa's called him...Blozier!!) will always be remembered by all of us who knew him. He was one of the sweetest guys, very...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Diane (Schwab) Myers - Prosser, WA

“Thelma and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. He was always an inspiration to me with his smile, team spirit and friendship. ...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Larry D Campbell - Vancouver, WA

“Even though I never met Mr.Lozier, I did have the pleasure of meeting some family members. I read the Obituary and now know how the family turned...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Don Mills - Estacada, OR

“Bill will always be the friendly,fun-loving boy I knew in high school. He never knew a stranger and was kind to all. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Bob Tolar - Portland, OR

“He will be missed. Mr & Mrs Clyde and Pat Hunt ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Pat Hunt - Pendleton, OR

“Brigitte, sorry for your loss. I didn't know your father but it is clear that he was a loving man and friend to many who will be sorely missed and...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Joe Engum - Pendleton, OR

“Brigitte I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of your dad stay with you and warm your heart for years to come. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara McLean - Athena, OR

“I spent most of my early teenage years at the Lozier home. They were my second family. Though Brenda was my best friend, Bill and Thelma were so much...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa (Hinkley) Knox - San Jose, CA

“We will miss Bill so very much. He is one of a kind, a kind loving hard working man that loved his family more than anything. He was an amazing...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Jeff and Carol Greene - Hermiston, OR

“Sorry to hear about bigBill. Prayers are with the family. I remember growing up with Brenda and Brigitte. Shelly and I were always at your house....Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Theresa Sundin-Vienhage - WA

“Oh how Henry and I will miss Bill, we loved him so very very much.He was such a kind guy, never having a bad or unkind word to say about anyone.He...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Henry and Kathy Baker - Stanfield, OR

“Bill and I were classmates and teammates from the time he moved to Echo. He was an outstanding leader who, although only weighing 135 pounds, played...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Mick Tolar - Boardman, OR

“Our condolence on the loss of Bill ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: elsie@orvil wells - oregon city, OR

“Thelma, Bill was always a joy to be around at work and at our Christmas parties. Our customers loved him and he always was there for them, no matter...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Swearingen - Pendleton, OR

“Bill didn'nt know it but he was one of my role models growing up in Echo. Him and his buddy Bill Correa playing basketball-his one armed shot. His...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Steve Spike - Hermiston, OR


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William Albert "Bill" Lozier Jr., 73, a life-long Pendleton resident died Thursday March 29th in Pendleton. A memorial service will be held Friday April 6th, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com A Reception will be held following the service in the Vert Club Room. Bill was born July 11th 1938 in Hood River, Oregon, to William and Cleo (Commons) Lozier. He was raised in Echo, Oregon where he graduated from Echo High School with the class of 1956. Bill moved to Echo in the fifth grade. In the words of his longtime fellow classmate Mick Tollar " I first met Bill when he moved to Echo and joined our fifth grade class. At the first recess all the fifth and sixth grade boys got together to play Echo's version of soccer and find the answer to the question of "Just how tough is this new little kid with the cowboy boots"? We soon found out as Billy literally kicked the hell out of anyone who came near him. That was a prelude of things to come as throughout high school he demonstrated that controlled toughness on the football field and the basketball court. He did so always displaying leadership and good sportsmanship. At the unheard of weight for a defensive end of 135 pounds he was a co-captain on the 1955 Echo football team that went through league play without being scored upon. As a result, he was named to the Shrine game for his outstanding play." On July 25th 1959, Bill married Thelma Precourt at the Presbyterian Church in Pendleton. With the marriage came Thelma's ten brothers and sisters, and he was 'Uncle Bill" to over twenty nieces and nephews. Bill and Thelma made their home here in Pendleton after moving from Echo in 1967. They were married for 52 years. Bill attended the First Assembly of God Church after many years of prodding from Thelma and had a true heart for the Lord. Bill spent his career with Cascade Natural Gas starting as a meter reader and retiring as a Serviceman. Bill was passionate about helping others and loved his job working with people; he was known in Pendleton as "the gas man" for almost forty years. He would never turn down a person in need no matter what time of day or night. Bill retired in 2005 at the age of sixty-six. Bill loved to camp, fish, and hunt. He spent much of his free time fishing with his son Bill and son-in-law Steve Amsberry. He especially looked forward to their annual fishing trips to Montana. He developed a love for cruising the Caribbean in his later years. He was masterful at refinishing antique furniture, loved gardening, yard work and being out in nature. Bill could always be found in his cowboy boots and was a diehard fan of the Pendleton Round-Up. He loved to dance, loved Bluegrass and country music, especially Johnny Cash. He was the official cook for all the family barbeques and the family Christmas Breakfast. One of Bill's most passionate joys was children. Bill loved spending time with his eighteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The multitudes of Pendleton children who came to Thelma's daycare over the course of more than twenty-five years became a part of his family of children. Over the course of his life, he became honorary grandpa to hundreds of kids and came to be known simply as "Pa" to those who loved him. Above all else he loved and cherished his wife Thelma. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Thelma at the home in Adams, Oregon, his son Bill Lozier and wife Deena and their five children, Billy, Luke, Lilly, Abby and Emmy Lozier of Pendleton Oregon, his daughter Brenda Pickard of Gresham Oregon, and her two children Jennifer Cavanaugh and Heidi Waine of Phoenix Arizona, his daughter Brigitte Amsberry and her husband Steve and their three children Jessamy Otteson and her husband Ben, Jillian Amsberry and Jakson Amsberry all of Pendleton Oregon. He is also survived by great grandchildren Anna, Madeline and Carson Jacks, Brent and Owen Cavanaugh, Layla and Bodie Otteson, Lincoln Hernandez, and his sister Colleen Govorko of Sequim Washington. Bill is also survived by his dearly loved sisters and brothers-in-laws Shirley Hutchens, David Precourt, Dean Precourt, Luella and Larry Bailey, Bob and Leona Bray, Jean Raph, Kathy and Henry Baker, Carol and Jeff Greene and Vicky and Pete Veliz. He was preceded in death by his father William Albert Lozier, mother Cleo Smith, sister Molly Colson and his adored mother-in-law Erene Morris.

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