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Billy Kim Bolechala

06/22/1955 - 03/11/2019
Service Date: 03/30/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3544 S. Atherton Blvd., Gilbert, Arizona 85297

Billy Kim Bolechala, 63, of Gilbert, AZ after a courageous battle with prostate cancer left a huge hole in the heart of many when he passed away peacefully March 11th, 2019

Services will be held at 10:00 am March 30th at the Atherton Ward Building, 3544 S Atherton Blvd. Gilbert, AZ 85297.

Kim was born in Logansport, IN on June 22, 1955.  He graduated from Glasgow High in Glasgow, MT

Kim was married to Patti Anne Meagan on Aug 10th 1984, they were married for 34 years

Kim continued his education through the years when he could find time.  He had many licenses in Insurance and as a Stockbroker.  He was a compliance officer for Northwestern Mutual in Seattle, WA until June of 2014.  Kim was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he loved and served many.  Everyone that knew him loved him and his kind heart; he was the type of man that would give someone in need his last dime.

Kim had a love for all things western (especially John Wayne), Sci-fi movies and TV shows. He was a huge, true Chicago Bears fan through all the years of highs and lows.  In the last couple of years he took great interest in his family genealogy.

In March 2014 Kim found out he had stage 4 prostate cancer and was told they would do their best to get him 5 years.  So he and his wife Patti moved to Gilbert, AZ to be close to his oldest daughter and her family.

Kim is survived by his wife Patti, children: Tami (Mike), Jody (Jocelyne), Brock (Brigit), Amber, Jason (Carolyn), Amy (Leon), Israel (Rae), Arica, and Grant (Elizabeth), 21 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, mother Faye, sisters: Tammy (Jerry), Tina and Laura (Jamie), many nieces, nephews and friends.

Kim is preceded in death by Father Billy Bolechala, Mother Suzy Drummond, 2 grandchildren Chase and Sadie and other family who are now celebrating with him.



  • Patti, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Kim was an amazing man. I will miss him greatly. Much love and hugs to you and all of us – the Bolechala Family. Love Chris, Jackie and Ivy Jones

  • Patti,
    I have so many fond memories of times with you and Kim. I have been pouring over those memories the past couple of nights and they put a smile on my face. Kim is such a giant of a man in my eyes. From the first time I set foot in your home, I felt there was something different about Kim and knew that his friendship would change my life for the better. I cherish the times I have been able to spend with him and with you. My prayers are with you and each of your children.

  • The Blodgett family sends their love and prayers of comfort to the Bolechala family. Mr Bolechala was always welcoming and quick to smile and joke whenever I came over to your home in Washington. I am grateful that I was accepted into such a loving family in which he was responsible in creating. The world has lost a wonderful person. Love to all of you!

  • Wayne and Diana Washer

    Diana and I are saddened at the loss of your dear sweet husband. Our thoughts and prayers have been with and for you this past week. Kim has a special place in my heart. He is such a kind and gentle soul. As you know, we as a Gig Harbor Stake Presidency asked him to be a High Councilor and serve on the Melchizedek Priesthood committee. He was a faithful and diligent servant. We had many frank and loving conversations during the years that we served together. His gentle manner helped many wards and auxiliaries under his stewardship to see and meet the quality of service as instructed by our Savior. I’ve enjoyed the warmth of your home in Olalla and the love and support that both of you had for our presidency and for me personally. I like you will miss his gentle smile and his bear hugs in this life but look forward to his embrace when we meet on the other side of the veil. Our love Wayne and Diana

  • Kevin and Ronda Craig

    Patti and family, we are so blessed to have known Kim. He’s a very special man. While we were his home teachers, it was Kim who actually taught us. Kevin and Ronda

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