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William Connell Jr.

June 25, 1948 — September 21, 2022

St. George, Utah

William Andrew Connell Jr, 74, died peacefully at home on September 21, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was surrounded by loved ones and the prayers of many as he left this earth for his eternal home in Heaven.  Bill will be forever remembered for his incredible sense of humor, effortless charm, warm personality and a selfless generosity that touched so many lives.

Bill was born in Torrance, CA and grew up in the Seattle area, graduating from West Seattle High School and receiving his associates degree from North Seattle Community College.  He went on to have a successful career in sales, first in the printing industry at Griffin Envelope Company, Mail-Well and Tension Envelope companies in the Seattle area, before moving to Las Vegas in 2004.  There he became Executive Vice President of Sales for ATM Merchant Systems.  Bill won many prestigious sales awards throughout his career.

In 1986, Bill married his beloved wife Julie and together they welcomed daughter Courtney in 1988 and son Billy in 1990.  As the family grew, he remodeled their home in West Seattle into a landmark Victorian beauty.  A happy marriage and fatherhood were his proudest achievements.  He relished every moment of family life and was always the favorite dad in the neighborhood.  His consumption of Julie’s apple pie and pans of fudge is legendary.

Bill enjoyed music, playing racquetball with best friend Eric, lifting weights, Seahawks football with chip and dip, movie night at Joan and Bart’s, and enjoying the great outdoors. Years of hiking in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon inspired him to retire with Julie to St. George, UT where he spent his final few years.

Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years, Julie; children Courtney Kelly and Billy Connell III; son-in-law P.J. Kelly; siblings and their spouses Ken Connell (Inke), Joan Carter (Bart), Michael Connell (Sue); step-sister Kathy Arnold; mother-in-law Nancy Guetlin; brother-in-law Michael Guetlin (Sylvia), sisters-in-law Linda Pratt (Ron), Laurie Hanson (Randy); aunt-in-law Margaret Overturf; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at St Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and social workers at Intermountain Homecare and Hospice, and Intermountain Cancer Center in St. George for their kindness, support and tender care.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the above.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Thomas More Catholic Community

130 N Pecos Rd, Henderson, NV 89074

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