Resthaven Memory Gardens Funeral & Cremation

8426 S. Hwy 287, Ft. Collins, CO


William "Bill" Richard DeMoss

July 18, 1937January 13, 2020

William R. “Bill" DeMoss went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2020. He was born in Pontiac, Illinois on July 18, 1937. Bill joined the Air Force and was stationed in France. After his service he lived in Bloomington Illinois for many years with his wife and two daughters. They eventually divorced and his sense of adventure drew him to Colorado in 1983. In the ensuing years he lived in Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, and Loveland. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was a loving father, uncle, and friend with a unique sense of humor and generosity that touched many lives. He loved animals and rescued many throughout his life.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program www.rmrp.org.

The family would like to thank the staff of Lemay Avenue Health and Rehab in Fort Collins, Colorado for their excellent care in the last years of life.


William "Bill" Richard DeMoss

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Katy Little

January 25, 2020

Dear Tami,
For some reason tonight I decided I would look up Bill to find out how he was doing. Much to my sorrow I read of his passing. Thanks to you I was able to have Bill touch my life with laughter and his wise cracks that made our visits together memorable. I'll never be able to make his chocolate chip cookies (because he wouldn't give me the recipe) and of course, I know he kept a list of all the times he beat me in Hand and Foot. Many times when we would visit he would encourage me when I struggled in my studies at CSU as an "older student". My thoughts are with you and your family and always know that Bill will always hold a special place in my heart.
Katy Little

Fran Rodgers

January 23, 2020

Tammy and Christy… I’ve just learned of Bill’s passing and am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was every inch his father in terms of being a practical joker and this is what I will remember the most about him. There was almost nothing he could not make people laugh about. My favorite memory was of him coming to visit in the winter and challenging us to a snowball fight - which turned out to be nothing more than valiant but futile and hilarious efforts to avoid him stuffing snow down our backs. May he rest in peace.

Deby (DeMoss) Starrett

January 18, 2020

Tami and Christy. I am sorry for your loss. Uncle Bill was one of a kind. Always a smile for everyone he met. Loved to make you laugh and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. My favorite memory was him throwing the firework in the birdbath at grandma's house.
Remember his happy view of life, and all the silly things he was involved in.
He will be missed and was loved by many.

Peggy Colburn

January 18, 2020

Dear Tamela,
How can I not forget our infamous trip to California to visit your dad and my sister. It was the first time I encountered his sense of humor by spending some time in his apartment winding up all the plastic toys he had collected. And I mean TOYS galore!
Your dad always had a sarcastic word for me....some I got some I didn't. No matter what he was a hoot to be around.
You have been through a lot caring for him these last years but great rewards are for you as you reflect the privilege of sacrificially loving your father.
All my love and heartfelt sympathy for you and your sister
Peggy Colburn


January 17, 2020

Tami & Christy,
I just heard from Carole today about your dad. I am so sorry for your loss.
I'll remember your dad as someone with a great zest for life who had that so special gift of making friends wherever he landed for even a short period of time. He and my dad were so alike with the joy they took in making everyone around them smile. Take time now and in the coming weeks and months to remember those things about your dad that will bring a smile.
Just a few of the things I will remember about Uncle Bill with a smile will include road trips he took that included instructions to you not to tell your Uncle Jimmie about wrong turns, stories about the Christmas card he & my dad kept mailing back to each other each year and the outlandish steps they took to get it delivered, and his ridiculously detailed driving directions to your wedding Tami. I still think of buying chips every time I see a sign that says "Dip Ahead".
My thoughts and prayers are with you.