October 18, 1920 – May 9, 2012
William (Bill) Hayes Pingree, age 90, died May 9, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ. Born October 18, 1921 in Pocatello, ID to David R. Pingree and Vervene Hayes Pingree. Married Helen Rich on December 21, 1943. William is survived by his children, William H. Pingree, Jr., SLC; Margaret (Steve) Chilton, SLC; Robert (Memory) R. Pingree, Ocean Park, WA and beloved daughter-in-law, Susan Pingree, Auburn, WA. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by twin sister, Margaret P. Reynolds, Charlotte, NC and his best friend of many years, Joe Pippett, Phoenix, AZ. His family and friends were very important to him. Predeceasing him: his beloved wife of 49 years, Helen, the mother of their children; son, John Brown Pingree; brother, David R. Pingree, Jr.; and his second wife of 16 years, Ann Sampson Pingree. William was a University of Utah graduate earning degrees in mechanical engineering, science and mathematics before serving in WWII as a field artillery officer. He started the W.H. Pingree Company in 1955 in Salt Lake City. As the business grew, he expanded operations to Phoenix, AZ. After selling the company, he retired in 1994. Having been a member of the Aviation Club, Kiwanis, Alta Club, Fort Douglas Country Club and Cottonwood Country Club, all in SLC, he loved to socialize and have a good time including many boating trips and flying his airplane. He also loved to swim and enjoyed a good martini. He moved full time to Scottsdale in 2002 and loved the sun and friends he made there.
- Graveside Service Saturday, May 19, 2012
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May 21, 2012
My the Lord bless you and keep you.
May 21, 2012
Bill Jr. & Peggy. I was very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a great guy and and great boss. He kept his business together much better than some of the big money people who took it over in the later years. He will be missed by many of us who enjoyed his presence for so many years.
Marv. Seiler (Salt Lake)
May 16, 2012
Bill, Jr.,Bob,&Peggy, I was so sorry of your father passing. He was a very good employer and I enjoyed knowing him and working for him for 32 years. I have been thinking of you and your father since John Brown's passing. I hope to see you at the gravesite service.
May 15, 2012
Elizabeth Porter, my sister in law just let me know of your dad's passing. He and your family had a big impact on me in my youth. I think of you often and wonder where you all are. I am in SF, will return to SLC in a few weeks. Maybe our paths will cross. Sending my condolences, he was a wonderful man.
Susan Porter Beckstead