William G. "Bill" Nunn

nunn_bill.jpgWilliam G. "Bill" Nunn of Shelton passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Mason General Hospital. He was 92 years old. Bill was born at home in West Seattle on Christmas Eve of 1920 to Helen Thompson. Bill graduated from West Seattle High School in 1938 and attended Seattle College (now known as Seattle University). Bill enjoyed playing baseball in college as a pitcher and an outfielder as he was very athletic and truly enjoyed sports. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 as a Radioman during WWII. It was at that time also that he and ten of his crew members aboard the B17 bomber plane was hit over Berlin, crash landed, and escaped from the German occupied Danish Island in the Baltic Sea and survived to talk about it. He received a Purple Heart for his heroic efforts and 54 years later was able to reunite with five of his original crew members for a reunion. In 1947, he met his bride at a dance and eventually married Corinne C. Leroux in a garden setting at her home in West Seattle. They have been married 64 years. Mr. Nunn worked in several professions in his career life, but mainly as a home appraiser for FHA where he retired at the age of 55. Retirement did not slow Bill down.  He and his wife traveled to Yuma in the winter where they owned another home. Bill was an avid golfer and a member of Bayshore, Lake Limerick and Glen Acres Golf Clubs. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating (aboard their 32 foot sailboat The Natalie), card playing and going to the casino. The family shared that he had a wonderful sense of humor and loved dancing and singing. He was known for breaking out in song with songs created for specific family members. Bill was also fond of his King Charles Cavalier dog, Sammy. Mr. Nunn is survived by his wife Corinne, Shelton; daughters, Natalie (Kim) Laustsen, Lake Tapps, WA and Drena (Tweed) Voltz, Belfair; sons, Greg (Terry) Nunn, Pt. Angeles, WA, Dave (Irene) Nunn, Kelseyville, CA and John (Mikalee) Nunn, Hawaii; eleven grandchildren and numerous great, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by sister, Quindera and grandson Brad. Memorial donations can be made to Adopt-A-Pet, 740 E. Jenson Rd, Shelton, WA 98584. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.