Monday, June 11, 2012

My Dad's Obituary

William H. McCafferty

William H. McCafferty passed away on June 5, 2012 at home, after spending the day doing the things he loved. Bill was born on May 10, 1938 to Evelyn and Erwin McCafferty in Seattle, WA and grew up in the Crown Hill area of Seattle. After graduating from Ballard High School, class of 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Ina North. They raised their five children in the Ballard community where he was involved with many family and community events.

In 1964 Bill was hired by the Northern Pacific railroad which eventually became the Burlington Northern. Bill loved working for the railroad and has shared many stories over the years of his time there, as well as train trips he has taken.

After the passing of his wife of 49 years in 2007, Bill chose to join the Washington Oakes retirement community in Everett. For the past five years he has enjoyed the people, activities, events and staff members as well as time with his family. Some of his favorite adventures have been going horseback riding, train trips to Wenatchee, exploring the corners of Snohomish County by bus and sampling fish and chips from nearly every place that sells them.

He is survived by his five children, William, Peter (Nancy), Lannon (Arne), Casey (Stephanie) and James (Cara); as well as his mother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 12 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012. Services will be held at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 10 a.m.

Please send remembrances to The Noah Animal Shelter, where Bill found his companion, Tom, at 31300 Brandstrom Rd, Stanwood, 98292.

Many thanks to his friends and staff members at Washington Oakes.

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