William “Bill” Hugh Wolfe passed away at his home surrounded by his family on April 3, 2019.
Bill was born on May 29, 1941, to Morton and Ellen Wolfe in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. Bill married his friend and love of his life, Roma Madsen Wolfe, on June 16, 1964. They had five children together: William, David, Wende, Travis and Melissa. Bill was also the grandfather of six children: Taylar, Jacob, Lucas and Marcos Perez; and Andrew and Steven Richardson. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed nothing more than family gatherings.
Bill graduated from Spanish Fork (Utah) High School in 1959, where he played varsity football. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for four years. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Bill attended Snow College. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 4 and The Shriners.
In Evanston, Bill coached numerous youth sports teams in basketball, football and Babe Ruth baseball. After retirement, Bill and Roma moved to Mesquite, Nevada, where Bill renewed his passion for gardening — he was known locally as “The Onion Man” due to the prodigious amount and variety of onions he raised. Throughout his life, Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
Bill is survived by his wife, Roma; children, David G. Wolfe (Tracy Crockett), Wende L. Wolfe-Perez (Rich Killinger) and Melissa J. Richardson (Steve Vossler); grandchildren, Taylar M. Perez, Jacob W. Perez, Lucas A. Perez, Marcos E. Perez, Andrew L. Richardson and Steven C. Richardson.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 3-6 p.m. on June 21, at the Mesquite Veterans Center. Short program at 4:30 p.m. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on their guest book at virginvalleymortuary.com.