William Douglas Grater
August 11, 1939 - November 26, 2015
August 11, 1939 – November 26, 2015
On November 26, 2015, William Bill Douglas Grater, surrounded by his devoted wife and family passed way.
Bill was born August 11, 1939, to William and Garnette Grater nee Mulinix in Los Angeles, California. Bill married the love of his life, Jeanine Cashell, in Hollywood, California in 1963. They later moved their family from Los Angeles to Tucson, Arizona and ultimately settled in Salem, Oregon to raise their four children.
Bill was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved visits from his children and grandchildren. The family could always depend on Bill’s magnanimous personality and heartfelt encouragement.
Bill is survived by his wife, Jeanine and four children: Christina Lincicome Keith, Elizabeth Schrader Patrick, William C. Grater Andrea and Major Michael Grater Lindsey as well as their ten grandchildren: Sara Hoffman, Thomas Hoffman, Nolan Schrader, William Drew Grater, Eric Schrader, Jacob Schrader, Isaac Grater, Stephanie Lincicome, Kyle Lincicome, and Berkeley Lincicome.
Funeral Services and a small reception will be held at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in Salem from 4 to 6 pm. The family suggests donations be made to the Garten Foundation in Salem in honor of Bill.