William Stacy Rosales, Sr., 67 years of age and a resident of Hoh River, Washington, died on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the Forks Community Hospital in Forks, Washington. He was born to Thelma Pickernell on February 24, 1945, in Taholah, Washington, and was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.
He spent his early years in Taholah and at the age of nine he moved to the Tacoma, Washington area where he graduated from high school.
Stacy served with the U.S. Navy for four years and had traveled about the world. Following his discharge he returned to Taholah and was employed in the fish hatchery industry most of his working life. He moved to the Hoh River area 28 years ago and had resided there since.
William Stacy Rosales was married to Jannyce Avis Louise Johnson in 1968 in Taholah. She died on June 12, 2009. On October 16, 2010, William Stacy Rosales was married to Vivian Marie Lee at Elwah, Washington.
Stacy was an avid pool player, participated in numerous tournaments and won countless trophies. He was a rod and reel river fisherman, enjoyed beach combing, playing card games and visiting the area casinos.
His survivors include his wife, Vivian Lee Rosales of the family home at the Hoh River; one son, William Stacy Rosales, Jr. of Taholah; two daughters, Crystal Rosales of Ocean Shores and Kelly Lynn Rosales of the Hoh River; one step-daughter, Dawn Gomez of the Hoh River; one brother, Tony Serquinia of Buckley; six sisters, Sharon Sparling of Camino Island, Barbara Stiller of Detroit, Michigan, Francine Biller of Graham, Washington, Juanita Elliott of Spokane, Linda Braaten of Spokane and Laura Melton-Hill Heckman of Bakersfield, California; seven grandchildren and other relatives. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Rosales of Taholah.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2012, at the Coleman Mortuary Chapel in Hoquiam with Tommy Jackson officiating. The services will conclude at the chapel.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam, Washington.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.