William Tell Pedrazzetti


William T. Pedrazzetti, a longtime Raymond resident, died Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the Highline Medical Center in Tukwila, he was 81. Bill was born December 15, 1931, in Napa, California to Henry Pini and Lyndall Lillian Whittle. He was raised in Marin County, California, also living in Wisconsin before moving to Washington.

He married Inez Roberts in 1957 at South Bend, Wash.; she survives him at the family home in Raymond. Bill was employed by Raymond Weyerhaeuser for 29 years, starting out in 1964. He also owned and operated Whalebone Wrecking Yard.

Bill was a past member of the Raymond Eagles. He enjoyed his time spent outside working on fish ponds.

He is also survived by sons, Henry and his wife of Raymond, Ken and Robin Pedrazzetti of Winlock, Bob Pedrazzetti of Raymond and Mike Pedrazzetti also of Raymond; daughters, Linda and Larry Beatty of Raymond and Marcia Pedrazzetti of North Dakota; a brother, Henry Pedrazzetti of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and sisters, Doris Smith of Aberdeen and Joy Paul (Bill’s twin sister) of Raymond; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Raymond Elks Lodge, on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Memorial donations may be made to the Raymond Ambulance Fund at 212 Commercial Street, Raymond, WA 98577. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond. You may visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.