William Ralph (Bill) Willoughby of Loveland, CO died at his home on Oct. 11, 2018.He was born Dec. 17, 1931 in Salida, CO to Roland and Grace Willoughby (Winters) and grew up in Howard, CO with brothers Rex and Alfred, and sister Wilma.
Bill attended schools in Howard and Salida and graduated from Salida High School in 1949. He entered the Air Force in Jan. 1951. He married Josephine Roskop in Nov. 1952. She preceded him in death in July 1981. They had 5 children: John R. (deceased 1954), Leonard M., Diane L., Glenn R. (deceased 1989), and Wayne A.
Mr. Willoughby retired from the Air Force in Aug. 1972 after 22 years of service. He started working at Hewlett Packard in Loveland, CO in Oct. 1972 and retired in Feb. 1997. After retiring Mr. Willoughby was active in Financial Counseling and ministries in the churches he attended; Evangelical Covenant Church in Loveland and Timberline Church in Ft. Collins.
Mr. Willoughby married Maxine Brunmeier in Aug. 1984 at Resurrection Fellowship Church.
Mr. Willoughby is survived by his wife Maxine, sons Leonard and wife Karen of Las Vegas, NV., Wayne and wife Ruth of Mansfield TX., daughters Diane Briles and husband Clyde of Loveland, Debra Scritchfield and husband Kenneth of Loveland, Annette Strain and husband Tom of Grand Junction, CO. and Janna Michel and husband Jeff of Loveland, brother Rex (Elaine) in Scottsdale, AZ., sister Wilma Farlow (Darrell) in Fruita, CO. Thirteen grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
Mr. Willoughby was preceded in death by his brother Alfred, grandson Bart Strain and granddaughter Kiana Michel.
Funeral services will be held at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with viewing 1 hour prior to services and reception following services. Interment will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., Staging Area “A”
Memorial contributions may be made to Timberline Church or Pathways Hospice.