William "Bill" Arthur Eaton, Jr.

03/13/1942 - 06/19/2019

Obituary for William "Bill" Arthur Eaton, Jr.

Longtime Estacada resident, Bill Eaton, died on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Estacada. He was 77.

A celebration of his life will be held from 2pm – 4pm Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Estacada Community Center.

William Arthur Eaton Jr. was born March 13, 1942 in Portland, Oregon to William and Darlene (Ware) Eaton, Sr. He was raised in Portland where he graduated from Madison High School. At age 19, he went to work for Peco. where he worked until his death after 58 years. On January 17, 1970, Bill married Sammy Davis. They lived in Portland until 1995 when they moved to Estacada.

Bill was a hard worker and enjoyed riding motorcycles, sailing, fishing, black powder shooting and being in the outdoors. He was a longtime member of the Old Coots motorcycle club.

Survivors include his wife Sammy; mother, Darlene Eaton; daughter, Maria Wholly; stepdaughters, Deb Stanley, Marlisa Michaelis; stepsons, Randy, David and Jon Gladfelder; numerus grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, William A Eaton Sr., son, Bill Eaton, stepson, Garth Gladfelder; and sister, Linda Doty.

Contributions may be made to the Estacada Community Center Meals on Wheels program.



Celebration of Life

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Estacada Community Center
200 SW Clubhouse Road
Estacada, OR 97023
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We were honored to have known Bill for the short time we have. We met him thru the Old Coots Motorcycle Group. Bill was in the habit of stopping and picking up items that flew off of my motorcycle (such as bandanas, lunch box, etc). Poor Bill, ha! He was such a gentleman in so many ways. He used to hang toward the end of the pack when riding and took care of folks in so many ways. He had a ton of wisdom to share as well. I will always remember that he mentioned that it takes only a few pebbles on the road to cause a bike to skid. His stories were always a delight - even though some ended up pretty gruesome (like the time he crashed near The Dalles and his lip was left hanging, ugh!). He looked like a pumpkin when he wore his orange rain gear but by golly he was the only one that was dry! Yep we will miss him terribly as he added life to any gathering he attended. May the family and friends find comfort in knowing that Bill lived life to the fullest! Sincerely, Mary & Doug
- Taylor
Bill was a good friend and member of the Old Coots on Scoots motorcycle club and will be dearly missed. He went on many rides with us and took his favorite position at the back of the pack whenever possible. He was always very positive and fun to be around. His mechanical skills came in handy more than once as he was always willing and ready to offer his help, which was greatly appreciated. Gene Sawyer President Old Coots on Scoots, Estacada Chapter
- Gene Sawyer

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