Feb. 16, 1924 – Dec. 9, 2017
William (Bill) Calvin Pascoe passed away on December 9th at 93 years young. Bill was born in the little town of Hubbell, Michigan on February 16, 1924, where he enjoyed a fun and activity filled childhood. It is also in Hubbell where he first met Pauline Hendrickson in his first grade class, who would later become his wife. Bill moved with his family to Woodinville, Washington in 1934 amidst the Great Depression for his father to find work at a relative’s greenhouse at the Hollywood Farm, what is now the Chateau St. Michelle Winery. He graduated from Bothell High School in 1941. After a short time at Boeing working in the blueprint department, he was drafted into the army in 1943 where he was part of a small unit that focused on printing and map making. He served overseas in World War II in the South Pacific and Philippines and survived the sinking of the Liberty Ship, SS Antoine Saugrain.
While Bill was overseas, Pauline wrote to him, rekindling their friendship. After the war, Bill visited Pauline where she was teaching at the time, in Denver, Colorado. Something must have clicked because shortly afterward he thoughtfully mailed an engagement ring to her and they were married in 1949. After living in the Seattle area they settled in Richmond Beach where they raised their two children Wendy and Steve. Bill continued his career in printing by working at National Lithograph Co. and Metropolitan Press, eventually becoming co-owner of Allied Printers. He sold the business and retired in 1986.
Bill and Pauline enjoyed cross country skiing and traveling to Turkey, Siberia, the Bahamas, England, and Finland. To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, they took their whole family to Michigan to show their grandchildren where they grew up.
There’s no doubt that Bill had a long life that was full of adventures and will be dearly missed. Bill is survived by his older sister Stella DeYoung, daughter Wendy (John) McDevitt, and son Steve (Melissa) Pascoe. Also, his four grandchildren Meghan and Jenna McDevitt, and Allison and Dan Pascoe, who share many memories of him on vacations at Lake Chelan, walks at Richmond Beach and playing at his pool table, mischievously rubbing the bright green pool chalk on the ends of their noses. Bill will also be missed by many relatives in Michigan and on the east coast.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on January 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Plaza Room at the Edmonds Public Library. 650 Main Street, Edmonds, Washington 98020