Bill Dwaine Dennett

March 2, 1942August 21, 2012
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Bill Dwaine Dennett, 70, of New Plymouth, left this world to be with our Heavenly Father on Aug. 21, 2012. A viewing will be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24th at the First Baptist Church, New Plymouth. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth. Condolences may be made to Bill’s family at Bill was born on March 2, 1942 to Roy J. and Opal Lela Sweet Dennett. He attended school, grades 1 – 12, in Fruitland. On Feb. 13, 1960 he married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart LaPreal Talbot in New Plymouth. This is where they settled down and raised their three children, Jeff, Todd, and Dana. In his early years he was a butcher at Wells and Davies. Later he found a second love for driving truck. He drove for many companies and at the time of his death he had drove 14 years for Wal-Mart out of Hermiston, OR. Bill considered all his co-workers at Wal-Mart his second family. Dad enjoyed tinkering on his tractor, Mustang, and guns. Dad’s other hobby was riding his Harley with family and close friends. Anyone who knew Bill knew he never met a stranger; he always made you feel like you were family. We will miss his kind spirit, bright smile, and loving presence in our lives. Bill is survived by his wife LaPreal of New Plymouth; his children, Jeff Dennett (Lauri) of Payette, Todd Dennett (Maggie) of Dayton, OR, and Dana Owens of Benton City, WA; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Cole, Shaunta, Tanisha, Kylie, Brandon, Josh, and Matt; two great grandchildren, Braxton and Kensley; a special adopted granddaughter, Justin; three special sisters, Betty Pittman (late David Pittman) of Payette, Bev Schlottman (Kraig) of Grangeville, ID, and Bonnie Gill (Dennis) of Baker City, OR; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. Bill was an extraordinary man with a strong faith and love for God. Memorials may be made to the New Plymouth First Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.


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August 26, 2012

I was saddened by the passing of a great friend. Bill and I go back 14 years to when he took a job with Wal-Mart Transportation. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family during this difficult time.
R.D. Longmeier
Wallula, Wa.

Richard Robinett

August 25, 2012

LaPreal, I didn't have enough time at the class reunion to visit with every one and wish that I had taken time to talk with you and Bill. What a shock to hear that he is gone! Our prayers are with you and the family during this time of sorrow and I am sure that there are many others thinking of you. Let that be a a small comfort. Richard and Arlene Robinett

David Fisher

August 24, 2012

Jeff, Lauri and LaPreal :
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Many great memories hanging out at your home when we were kids and always feeling welcomed there. Bill was a great guy.

Lee Kudrna

August 24, 2012

LaPreal, I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our prayers.

Kathleen allen

August 24, 2012

We are truly saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family! Much love being sent your way! Tim & Kathleen Allen

Alison L

August 24, 2012

Jeff, Lauri and family

So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Alison (Brown) and Ken L.

Jana Hill

August 23, 2012

LaPreal and family, I am so sorry for your lose. Billy was one of a kind--always caring & full of good humor. I am so glad that I got to have such a nice long chat with him at our recent class reunion. My thouhts are with you.

vivian shaw

August 23, 2012

LaPreal and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Crossing over to meet and rest in the arms of our saviour Jesus. Jesus said," he would never leave us nor forsake us in our hour of needs, lean on him for that comfort and peace."

John and Neola Nickodemus

August 23, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Vicki Hislop-Terashima

August 23, 2012

LaPreal and family,
I was so sadden to read Bill's death notice yesterday. I know this is such a sad time for all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Vicki Hislop-Terashima