Bill was born in Mt Morris, Illinois April 3, 1932 and went home to be with the Lord June 8, 2019.
Bill’s parents, Reverend Sam Garber and Esther Garber, raised him in a loving Christian home in the Midwest. Bill served his country in the United States Airforce. His love of airplanes would lead him to a career of 35 years with The Boeing company. He loved the challenges his job as a flight mechanic offered him. He traveled the country testing new planes, for Boeing. One of the highlights of his career was being part of the team that testing The Boeing 747. Bill retired from Boeing in 1995.
He had many hobbies he was an avid rockhound, fisherman, photographer and he loved plant propagation, to an extreme!! Bill was passionate about traveling to visit friends and relatives all over the US.
Bill had a love for cars, especially the T bird. In the days of the CB radio you could reach him using his handle “TBird”. Many people will remember him from the various clubs he belonged to. Those include: Everett Rock and Gem Club, Thunderbird Car Club, Cascade Austin Healey Car Club, Happy Hikers and Boeing Retirees.
Bill was a resident of Mukilteo, he moved to Whidbey Island in 2003, and just recently moved to Everett.
Survived by his wife Marilois (Mari) and his children Cindy Carver (Don), of Amarillo, Texas, Kasie Dow (Rick) of Puyallup, Washington, Jim Corbett (Heidi) of Arlington, Washington, and his grandchildren: Broc Ball, Savannah Carver, Derek Dow, Duncan Dow, Hunter Corbett and Madeline Corbett, Sisters: Pat Hilton and Linda Schrader (Karl) of Wichita, Kansas. Bill will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.
A memorial service has been scheduled at 11:00 AM on August 23rd at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th Street SW Mukilteo, WA.
Memorial gifts may be made to Snohomish County Alzheimer’s Association 19031 33rd Ave W Suite 301 Lynnwood, WA 98036 or act.alz.org/donate