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In Memory of

William M. Medley

March 11, 1937 - June 9, 2017

Obituary


William McKinley Medley of Westlake Village passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on June 9, 2017, in the company of his loving family and under the compassionate care of Vitas hospice.

A native of Cosmopolis, Washington, William joined the Air Force after high school and was stationed in the South Pacific and Korea. Whenever on leave, the ships that brought him back to our shores invariably passed through the Golden Gate. Docking at Naval Air Station Alameda, the lights of a burgeoning San Francisco skyline lay just minutes across the Bay. There,...

William McKinley Medley of Westlake Village passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on June 9, 2017, in the company of his loving family and under the compassionate care of Vitas hospice.

A native of Cosmopolis, Washington, William joined the Air Force after high school and was stationed in the South Pacific and Korea. Whenever on leave, the ships that brought him back to our shores invariably passed through the Golden Gate. Docking at Naval Air Station Alameda, the lights of a burgeoning San Francisco skyline lay just minutes across the Bay. There, at a dance attended by military personnel, William met his future wife of 52 years, Joan. She'd watch his ship take William back to duty many times before the couple married in Sausalito, California.

Their life's journey took them to various points in California, where William's tireless work ethic lead to a long career in banking - most notably as a Trust Officer, sometimes serving famous clients. He characteristically downplayed such connections, always mindful of the modest beginnings he came from.

William is survived by his wife Joan, sons Bill and Timothy, daughter Suzanne, Son in Law Scott, Daughters in Law Nancy and Beth, and Grandchildren Jacob and Meghan.

He was proceeded in death by brothers Kelman, Gilbert and by sisters Patricia, Lanie and Maryanne.

He was an active member of Rotary Club of Westlake Village and in recent years was an ombudsman overseeing conditions at nursing facilities.

William's family also wishes to express their deep gratitude to the wonderful staff who cared for him at Los Robles Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 16th at Saint Jude's Catholic Church in Westlake Village, at 10 am. A reception at the church will follow.

Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, Westlake Village, CA.