William Edward "Bill" Welsh

October 8, 1947March 22, 2014
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William Edward “Bill” Welsh, 66 yrs., of Arlington passed away at the Oso Landslide on March 22, 2014. Bill will be remembered for his smile, caring ways and big heart! Bill would “give you the shirt off his back” and would do anything for family and friends. Bill was born to Tom & Mary Welsh at Burlington Memorial in Skagit County on October 8, 1947. Bill attended all his school years in Sedro-Woolley, WA graduating in 1966. Bill was active in track and football where he set high school athletic records. Upon graduation Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany for one year followed by another year in Vietnam, returning home in May 1969. After his military years Bill worked at Safeway. While working at Safeway Barbara was introduced to Bill by a mutual friend. They married on August 28, 1971 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Their first home was in Mount Vernon and later they moved back to Sedro-Woolley until moving to Darrington in 1973 where Bill worked for Summit Timber Company. He was then hired by Whitley Evergreen Mobile where he worked for 18 years and lived in Arlington, WA at the time of his death. Bill and Barbara shared many activities together. They bowled in various leagues through their marriage. Bill golfed for several years with the Redmond Eagles. He was also involved with Boys Club sports and umpiring for ASA. He is survived by his wife Barbara Welsh, his two sons Christopher Welsh; Wayne Welsh and Stacie Locke and Josh; two grandchildren Alexander Welsh and Kyle Heirman. Brothers Daniel Welsh, Michael M. Welsh; and sister Jackie Welsh Angleton; and several nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Bill was preceded in death by his father Thomas Edward Welsh and his mother Mary M. Walker Welsh. Memorial services will be at 1 P.M., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Weller Funeral Home, Arlington, WA for immediate family and close friends, followed by a celebration of Bill’s life, open to all friends and family at 2:30 at the Pioneer Hall, 67th Avenue N.E. Armar Rd., Arlington, WA.

Arrangements under the direction of Weller Funeral Home, Arlington, WA.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 12, 2014
  • Reception Saturday, April 12, 2014
  • Reception Saturday, April 12, 2014

William Edward "Bill" Welsh

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March 24, 2015

How difficult it is to lose someone who is so dearly loved and needed. He dedicated himself to his family, and so many others. May you draw comfort and strength each day through prayer and God's promises. (Jeremiah 29 : 11-13)

Retired Army Vet

December 30, 2014

“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they learn war anymore”. (Isaiah 2:4). William Edward "Bill" Welsh was a very brave person who loved life and loved us all through many selfless acts during times of national crisis in defense of freedom and ordinary life for which many of us take for granted. Coming in the near future many will reap the rewards and victory from death in a peaceful new world God has promised. (2 Peter 3:13).


April 26, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss and the pain you feel today. May drawing closer to Him in prayer bring you comfort and peace.

JW Mack

April 25, 2014

My you find comfort in this time of sorrow from the God of all comfort.

April 23, 2014

Sorry for the loss of your loved one, May you find comfort in knowing Hod will hear your prayers! Psl 65:2

April 19, 2014

I'm sorry for your lost. May you feel comfort knowing that God is our refuge and stronghold. -Psalms 91:2

April 12, 2014

Please accept my condolences, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May almighty God give you the peace & comfort to edure. (James 4:8)

Karl Brehm

April 9, 2014

A very good man, gone too soon. I will miss him and his sense of humor. I know, where he is, all his games are 300, or a hole in one. My thoughts are with you, Barb

April 5, 2014

This was such a sudden and sorrowful lost. I am sure it is so difficult being out of state. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel and traverse through your grief and healing. Gloria O'Brien Prince

Lori, Elizabeth & Erin Orton & Allen Burtman

April 4, 2014

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.