Will E Kimball

04/14/1900 — 03/18/2012

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Adrian, MI

Will E Kimball

Wilbur Will E. Kimball West Richland, WA

Will Kimball, 80, passed away at home surrounded by loving and comforting family on March 18th.

He was born April 14, 1931 in Adrian, Michigan to Edward & Mildred Boyer Kimball. He lived in the Tri-Cities for 41 years and was a member of Christ the King Church in Richland, WA. He was also a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Will graduated from Texas A&M in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a member of the Former Students Association and the 12th Man Foundation.

Starting in 1954 he served eight years on active and reserve duty with the Air Force. While on active duty, he was an Air Electronics Officer on the F-860 with the 71st Fighter Interceptor Squadron. He was a member of the Air Force Association.

Will began his professional career in 1956 with Westinghouse at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA. That is where he met and married his wife, Mary Ann Viviano on April 12, 1958 and started a family that included five children. He was transferred to Richland, WA in 1970 to work on the FFTF Project. He retired from Westinghouse Hanford Co. in 1993 as a Procurement Manager with 37 years of service.

Will was preceded in death by his parents, sister Kathy and brothers Edward and Frank. His loving wife of 43 years, Mary Ann, passed away November 17, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by sister Patty in Houston, Texas. Also his five children; Tom Kimball and Lori Brazell of Richland, Kristine Redmond and husband Dennis of Kennewick; Fran Windisch and her husband Chuck of Richland, Greg of Phoenix, AZ; Justine Hoglund and husband Steve of Issaquah, WA. Will profoundly loved and was proud of this grandchildren; Haylie and Hannah Kimball; Nick, Cassidy and Tanner Martin; Tommy Windisch; Michael and Traci Kimball; Sam and Griffin Fish and Whitney and Jordan Hoglund.

Will enjoyed cooking with BBQ as his specialty, gardening, history, watching a good western movie and his passion was Texas Aggie Football. He and his wife Mary Ann loved to travel and sailed on many world cruises.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 12:30 PM Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Christ the King Church, Richland. Graveside services will follow at 1:45 PM at Sunset Memorial Gardens, concluding with a reception at Memories at Sunset Event Center.

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  • Lots of love and warm thoughts from the Ryals family to the Kimball family. I have so many fond memories of enjoying delicious food and beverages with the Kimballs and sharing many laughs with Will. He will be fondly remembered. Sincerely, Joani McGowen

    Joani McGowen
    November 4, 2014
    Riverside, CA, US
  • To the Kimball/Martin Families–we are thinking of you during this time.

    Norm, Debbie, McCade Bell

    Norm & Debbie Bell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We are so sorry for your loss. Will was the type of person those who knew him will not forget him.

    He had a great sense of humor and I am sure will be missed by all of you. Grieving is healed by time and memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

    Sharon & Frank Burks
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Tom, Kristine, Fran, Greg & Justine,

    I truly wish I could be there as you celebrate your father’s life.

    He, with your mother, did a remarkable job raising five quality individuals with such unique blends of character, strength, kindness and loyalty.

    On behalf of my entire family, our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

    With highest regards and deepest sympathy, Dan & Helen McCoy, Pat, Lynne and Laurie McCoy

    Dan McCoy
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I have enjoyed knowing Will for many years, a fine gentlemen and a good guy. I always looked forward to our annual visit to get caught up with each other. I will remember him and the Vargas “girls” that slept with him-inside joke!!

    C.G.
    November 4, 2014
    WA, US
  • It was a pleasure to work for Will at Westinghouse. He was a witty, charming man who loved his family and planning and going on cruises with Mary Ann. May God bless and comfort his loved ones at their loss.

    Gloria Davis
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US