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William John Bashaw

09/02/1928 - 05/02/2019
Service Date: 05/17/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, Arizona


September 2, 1928-May 2, 2019  

William Bashaw 90, arrived in heaven on May 2, 2019 from Mesa AZ. He was a very positive and active person who loved nature and God’s creation of it.

He enjoyed working outside, running heavy equipment, and working in construction. In his retirement years, he loved sitting outside on his bench praying for everyone who came to mind. God and his family were most IMPORTANT to him. He is preceded in death by his wife, Beverley C. Bashaw; son, Paul William Bashaw; his parents and 5 of his siblings. He is survived by his daughter, Terri Schroeder (Steve); sister, Louise Conley; two grandchildren, Kelsey Bashaw and Kyle (Ceidre) Bashaw; three great grandchildren, Odysseus J. Bashaw, Ryleigh Noelle Bashaw & William Thomas Bashaw (joining us in September); several nieces and nephews and extended family. Bill was an awesome father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, encourager, prayer warrior, mentor, and friend. Memorial Services will take place at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213 on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by honors presentation at 10:45 a.m. and Graveside Services at 11:30 a.m. at City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201.  For more information, please visit www.bunkerfuneral.com


  • May God Bless You Uncle Beaver ! Thank You for all the Love and Laughter You provided through my lifetime ! When we meet again I will be happy to let You “Slap Me up one side , and down the other !”

  • Enza and Buddy

    You were a kind generous brother in law. We enjoyed many years together. Love to all the family.
    Will always remember you teaching me to drive

  • Kay Conley. Barrett

    Terri. Much love to you and your family! I have many happy memories of times we all shared with you, your Dad , Mom and Paul! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Praying for you and your family, Terri as you mourn, remember, and celebrate Uncle Bill. He was a wonderful man, brother to my Dad, and Uncle to me! He was always so much fun to be around and helped my dad through some difficult times!
    Love you!

  • Audrey and Bob Dibble

    Uncle Bill was a great hero of mine. He blessed me and my family with his love for us and his humor, also my Mom his big sister and my Dad. Mom would always refer to him as her “baby Broder”. We would help her make goodies to send to him in Korea. He was a hero in sooo many ways. Love you Uncle Beaver

  • My Dearest Uncle Beaver,
    In my heart I know that you were one of the chosen ones that was sent down from above… So many great memories together … loved to sit and chat with you and reminisce about the good old days…..I absolutely 100% enjoyed hearing how you told all your stories with so much passion… you had such a positive way of affecting so many lives just by being you… I am so truly grateful for all the good times that we spent together over the years… most especially this last visit that we had right before you passed… I was absolutely astounded when you crouched down in the catcher position to show my son how you used to play baseball and then got up with no help… And still telling your outlandish stories, cracking jokes and yucking it up as usual!!!! What a Hummer!!!…as  you would say!!!!  You will be missed… but NEVER EVER forgotten!!!  I am truly blessed to have had such a special bond with you…see you on the other side…
    Your loving niece, Elizabeth

  • Stephen Bashaw

    Uncle Beaver this is a sad time seeing you pass but you can reminisce with Dad now! Having you as an Uncle was a great thing in ones life, the sharing of your stories, your way of making sure everyone was comfortable around, a true gentleman! My boys loved hearing your tales and jokes, full of life, you’re such a card! Our sympathy goes out to Terry and her family, know that all the love your father shared with everyone is still amongst all of us, he will be missed greatly! All our love! The Bashaw’s Steve, Sue, Jake, Jon & Josh

  • Andy and Karen Bashaw

    Uncle Beave: thank you for many memories all these years and for giving me rides on heavy equipment. karen and i enjoyed the stories of our families, the Bashaw’s and the Potter’s, when we lived in phoenix. we also had a good time going out with you and aunt bev.

  • Andrew G Bashaw

    terry are heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. uncle beave will be greatly missed.
    the bashaws andy and karen

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