Wil­liam Bur­nell Lemmon

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Wil­liam Bur­nell "Bill" Lemmon, 94, of Paso Robles passed away Thurs­day, Feb. 21, 2019. Bill was born July 18, 1924 in Van­der­grift, Penn­syl­va­nia. He was the beloved hus­band of Betty Lemmon. They were mar­ried for 59 years.

Bill joined the US Navy right out of high school dur­ing WWII. He served as a ra­dioman in the At­lantic, Mediter­ranean and was or­dered to the Pa­cific when the war ended.

He met his fu­ture wife Betty at a USO dance on Sept. 19, 1943 and it was love at first sight. They were mar­ried on Christ­mas day, 1944. Af­ter the war they lived in In­di­anapo­lis for 8 years. Then they moved to Cal­i­for­nia in 1953 with their three chil­dren. Bill be­gan his ca­reer in the Sav­ings and Loan busi­ness and rose to the po­si­tion of Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent of Great West­ern Fi­nan­cial Corp. He was in charge of Branch Op­er­a­tions through­out Cal­i­for­nia. He was es­pe­cially loved and re­spected by the peo­ple who worked un­der him for his hon­esty, in­tegrity and com­pas­sion.

Bill and Betty raised three chil­dren, Jim, Bill and Sheri. They turned out al­right! Bill loved to dance with Betty and play golf with his sweet­heart. They had a great life to­gether, lov­ing, trav­el­ing, work­ing and rais­ing their chil­dren. Bill will be missed...but he is with Betty now and they are danc­ing and laugh­ing and...if there’s golf in heaven...they’re on the first tee.

We love you Dad. We’ll miss you.

At Bill’s re­quest there will be no ser­vice. Just re­mem­ber him with love.

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