Obituary: William Stanton Jr. Greenwood
Bill was born Sept. 2, 1938 to Antonnetta VanTreuren and Stanton William Greenwood Sr. in Trenton NJ. He moved with his parents to Tucson, AZ at a young age, after which he and his mother moved to Miami, FL where he attended Miami Technical HS and graduated with an AE degree. He immediately joined the Air Force and served 4 years active duty serving as technical support of the U2 aircraft. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1960, after which he worked with his uncle on his farm for the summer and then was hired by LingTempco at McGuire AFB in Wrightstown, NJ as an aircraft mechanic.
Bill married Ruth Anne Bozarth in 1963 in Chesterfield, NJ. He Then worked for Cities Service Oil Lab in Cranbury, NJ. Two children were born to this union, Deborah Anne, in 1964 and Todd William, in 1970.
The wide open spaces of the west lured him to Craig, CO in 1970, where he worked for NW Sales in Steamboat Springs for a year and then for Walt Cisar in his machine shop after which he became a meter reader for Yampa Valley Electric. When he was offered an apprenticeship for journeyman lineman training, he used his GI benefits to complete the necessary training. He worked as a lineman for YVEA and retired in 1999 at the age of 60.
Bill’s interests included skiing, RC model airplanes, ranching, hunting, motorcycling, both enduro and touring.
Bill passed to his heavenly home on April 1, 2020, in Florence, AZ.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne; daughter Deb (Ty) Rudd, Palisade, CO.; son Todd (Rebekah), Craig; 7 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren; brother James Schuitema (Pilar) and niece Olivia, of Miami, FL and brother-in-law William Bozarth ( Dorothy) of Crosswicks, NJ.
He was an active member of The Journey at First Baptist and LOVE INC of Yampa Valley. A Celebration of Life memorial will be held when the COVID quarantine is over. Memorial donations may be made to The Journey at First Baptist.
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