WILLIAM “BILL” WELSH
May 20, 2019
Funeral services for 81-year-old William (Bill) Welsh will be held Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the Oregon Trails Cemetery in Casper, Wyoming with Pastor Tim Adams officiating. Bill passed away Monday May 20th at the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming in Buffalo. Donations in Mr. Welsh’s memory may be made to Veteran’s Home of Wyoming in Buffalo in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyoming. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
William Thomas Welsh was born on July 24, 1937 In Lander, Wyoming to Gerald (Gerry) and Olive (Hayes) Welsh. The family moved from Lander to Torrington where Gerald went to work for Kansas Nebraska Gas company. Bill attend Torrington schools – graduating from Torrington High School. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1955 and was active thru July of 1958 when he returned to Torrington. While in Torrington he met Beverly Miller and they were married in 1960. Not able to find work in Torrington – Bill reenlisted in the Navy in 1960. Bill made a career in the Navy – dedicating 30 years of service to our country. He retired from the Navy in 1984 at the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
After his service in the Navy, Bill resided in Casper while attending college for Computer Science earning an Associate’s degree. Bill then moved to Glenwood CA, where he worked in the computer field for several years. On November 14th 1996 Bill married Jane Zhang and they resided in Glenwood CA until Bill moved to Casper in 2007. Bill enjoyed his daily routine of breakfast at Johnny J’s diner and coffee with the guys at the local VFW where he was an active member.
Bill is survived by wife Jane Welsh of Glenwood CA, brother Jim (Florence) Welsh of Gillette, son Rodney (Thyra) Welsh of Omaha NE, and granddaughter Abigail Welsh of Omaha NE. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert, Jackie, Richard, sister Sally, and grandson Evan.