William Bill Battershell

09/20/1922 — 04/05/2011

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Clancy, MT

William Bill Battershell

William Matthew Battershell, 88, of Richland, passed away April 5, 2011. He was born September 20, 1922 in Clancy, Montana.

Bill came to Richland in 1942 and worked for Dupont. He married Jean Carter in 1946. He also worked as an accountant for the Bon Marche and Richland Laundry. He retired from the Richland School District in 1985. After retirement, he was very proud of his volunteer work. One of his greatest accomplishments was being a member of AA for 31 years.

He enjoyed being around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He looked forward to his yearly trip to the Oregon coast. His hobbies included woodworking, jewelry design and "checking his answers" doing word searches.

Bill's memberships included Central United Church and Rotary International, where he has received numerous Paul Harris Fellowships since 1956.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Carter Battershell; daughters Carolyn Young Montague Larry, Kathryn Battershell-Doran John and Lori Sportelli Jim; grandchildren Carrie Wallace Nathan, Ryan Young Chila, Ethan Sportelli and Nolan Sportelli; great-grandchildren Hannah Wallace and Carter Wallace; brothers Thomas Battershell Louise and Arthur Battershell; nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and siblings Evelyn, Leroy and George.

The Memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 9th at Central United Protestant Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to CUP Church or to a charity of your choice.

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  • What a lovely and loving family! we are forever blessed with having your granddaughter Carrie as part of our family. We will see you in heaven! Love in Christ Dick and sallie Wallace

    Dick and sallie Wallace
    November 4, 2014
    Nashville, TN, US
  • May you rest in peace neighbor.. When you get to heaven tell my Mom and Dad “Hi” for me.. Thanks for all the good memories you have left us with.. You will be forever in our hearts.

    Jean Armstrong Reynolds
    November 4, 2014
    Goodyear, AZ, US
  • What a great guy. Did you ever notice he had that little laugh that kinda followed what he said. I remember Bill and Jean and twice a week visits to Hermiston to deliver the laundry but us kids got to go out to dinner, usually. Hold your memories tight and close to your heart. Carol

    Carol Perkins Hexum
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Bill was one of those people that you enjoy knowing and working with. He will be remembered!

    Dolores Clark
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Here was a complete gentleman.

    He was kind, considerate, and had a ready chuckle with which he would greet a person. His presence truly made one feel good. E pluribus unum befitted Bill.

    Harold J. Ellner
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US