William Vert

June 01, 1925 - July 16, 2014


William “Bill” Vert, passed away in Bellingham on July 16, 2014. Born in 1925 in Seattle. Bill was a veteran of the Second World War. He studied History and science at the University of Washington. Bill always quietly stepped in and did what needed to be done. He was a Boy Scout leader, pitched for the little league, and even served as a Cub Scout Den “Mother”. Bill gave his family an appreciation for the out of doors by taking them camping and backpacking all over the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. He played bridge for years, mostly because his wife enjoyed it. He was employed by the Ames Company medical instrument division and when called upon, he taught medical diagnostic classes at the University of California at Irvine Medical School, UCLA, Denver University, etc. When he retired he returned to the NW to Bellingham and designed and built his own home with his own hands.

Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joann of Bellingham; sister Elaine (Dr Richard V) Tucker of Ferndale; daughter, Barbara (Kenton) Koran of Renton; daughter-in-law, Heidi Vert of Salt Lake City, Utah ; granddaughters, Elizabeth Koran of Arlington, VA, Brittany Vert (Sam) Longjohn of Kent, Sydney Vert of West Jordan Utah, Lindy(Nicholas) Vert-Lansfelt, Of Salt Lake City, Utah; nieces, Ann Marie (Dr. Fleet) Ratliff of Tumwater, Dr. Victoria Lynn (Dr. Dana) Otterholt of Mt. Vernon, Martha (Richard) Hoss of Shelton, Dianne (Steve) Head of England; nephews, Dr. Richard D (Christina) Tucker of Bellingham, Dale (Heather) Osterman of Seattle, Steven (Wendy) Osterman of Baltimore, MD; uncle, Ralph Osterman of Seattle.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Ann Vert of Bellingham, his son Chester II of Salt Lake City, Utah and his Aunt Maryann Osterman, formerly of Bellingham.

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A Celebration of Life service will be held at Moles Farewell Tributes on July 26th, at 1pm. Donations Information

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2 responses to William Vert

  1. Joann, I am thinking of you and remember all our conversations at the kennel. Our mutual love of Dr. Beasley and Guzy Vert. Love to you

  2. To Bill’s family and friends, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Seek comfort from God who promises to bring our loved ones back, (John 5:28,29) and offers to each of us the opportunity to live with them on a paradise earth without the pain, suffering and death that brings so much sadness to our lives now. (Revelation 21:3,4) it is my hope that you will search the scriptures for more of those promises and they will give you added hope, peace and understanding. All the best wishes for your family at this difficult time.

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