Wm. T. "Bill" Bayne
Wm. T. “Bill” Bayne, 73, of Silt, passed away Feb. 28, 2008, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.
Bill was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Hill City, Kan., to Ezra Clyde and Laura (Bird) Bayne. He left home at 18 to work for J.D. Pritchard, building water cooling towers around the U.S., before settling in Breckenridge in 1967.
In January of 1969, Bill started his own janitorial business, Abill Services.
He married Nancy Cooper August 30, 1969. A couple years later he started building her a house with his own hands.
Bill served on the Breckenridge Ambulance Service, was the fire chief at the Breckenridge Fire Department, the vice president of the Summit County Lyons Club, president of Breckenridge Sanitation District, he worked as a deputy sheriff with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office; a deputy coroner with the Summit County Coroner’s Office, and was a charter member of the Summit County Elks Lodge #2561.
He is survived by his wife; sons David Bayne and Dustin Wilson; daughters Janiece (John) Agnew and Rhonda Dunn; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by five siblings; and son Donald Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Elks National Foundation, c/o Rifle Elks Lodge #2195, P.O. Box 1229, Rifle, CO 81650.
A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road in Rifle, with a reception at the Rifle Elks Lodge, 501 W. Fifth St., immediately following.
A second service and reception is planned for Saturday, March 8, at the Summit County Elks Lodge, 1321 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne.
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