Billy Joe Mechell

May 18, 1943 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 78)


Billy Joe Mechell, 78, of Chehalis WA, passed away on Monday August 30th.

Bill was born on May 18th, 1943, to Yelupa and Mary Mechell in Nacogdoches TX. After school he went on to join the Navy. He served in the Navy between 1960-1964. In 1961, he met Joan Alice Stromberg in San Francisco, CA and they wed in Reno Nevada in 1962, going on to have 3 daughters and 1 son. Tanya, Tamie, Barbara, Randy.

After the Navy, Bill joined the Army, and was stationed at the Nike Site, in Pacifica CA. In 1968 the family moved to Chehalis WA, and he worked for Weyerhaeuser for 27 years then Pacific Fiber in Longview for 13 years.

Bill and Joan have been happily married for 59 1/2 years. He enjoyed visits from family and friends. His kindness will always be remembered. Bill was passionate about his health and fitness. His favorite place to be was at home surrounded by his many pets.

Anyone who knew Bill knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for. Bill is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Tamie.

He is survived by his wife Joan; 3 children Tanya (Rob) Naillon, Barbara Foley, Randy (Theresa) Mechell; 10 grandchildren Tim, Kara, Cody, Hailey, Taylor, Courtney, Levi, Cooper, Lila, Kristen; and 8 great grandchildren Dillion, Lexi, Danny, Walker, Robbi, Colter, Buck, Avery, and one due in March 2022.

Two sisters Rose (Ed) Dill, Linda (Jim) Mechell, One sister-in-law Sue McWilliams; and many nieces and nephews.

The Mechell family would like to thank Dr Osborn and staff and the Hospice Home team for their excellent care.

The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock WA. There will be a graveside memorial September 9th 2pm at Claquato Cemetery followed by a family gathering at the Mechell Family Home.

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