Obituary of William Arnold Boothroyd
William A. Boothroyd (Bill B.)
Bill’s life began October3, 1939 in Ship Rock, NM on the Navajo Indian Reservation. He died at home in Tucson, AZ on June 15, 2021
High school education took place in Kremling, CO. Bill served four years in the U.S. Navy. At ASU in Tempe, AZ, he earned a B.S. in Engineering. While at ASU he married Cathy Swanson. They had two sons.
Bill was employed by I.B.M. for his entire 29 year working career at locations in San Jose, CA and Charlotte, NC.
Bill was the Son of Alfred H. Boothroyd and Luretta Boothroyd, a Brother to Ann Boothroyd Austin, a Husband to Cathy Swanson Boothroyd, a Father to Brian and Gregory Boothroyd, a Father-in-Law to Jennie Ray Boothroyd and Sarah Fesperman Boothroyd, and a Grandfather to Molly and Regan Boothroyd.
Bill and Cathy’s first retirement home was in Port Townsend, WA, their second was in Oro Valley, AZ, and their third at The Fountains at La Cholla in Tucson, AZ.
“Bill did life his way, all the way”
He lies at rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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