William Alan Orvalla
This year has claimed many legends, and on the evening of May 18, 2016, the world was meant to suffer another significant loss with the passing of William Alan Orvalla.
Bill was a hard-working, loyal brand of man that American heroes are built off of. Along with serving in the US Navy on the U.S.S. Maddox during the Gulf of Tonkin, he was a skilled artist, handy-man, and an unconditionally loving family man. If you knew Bill you liked him, because he was incapable of having an enemy. “Love your fellow man,” he would teach his two daughters and his adoring nieces and nephews, “even if they are a royal jerk!”
We will miss Bill’s comical disposition and warm, tender heart. The whole world as Bill knew it mourns what the Lord took with him when He took Bill’s quips of wisdom from us. Tell him a joke that you remember him telling you when you think of him. He would like that.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda Orvalla (nee Hamilton), his daughters Billie Orvalla and Samantha Duenas, his grandsons Jose Duenas and Julio Duenas, his devoted brothers and sisters, Chuck (Betty Lou) Orvalla, Ginny McGlynn, Linda Tomicich, Emily Orvalla, George (Ike) Orvalla, Mary (Bob) Gaines, Marge (Alan) Barnett, and his many other relatives and friends that miss him so dearly.
Gary Alan DuVall
Gary Alan DuVall, a 1958 graduate of Powell County High School, passed away last year in Seattle.
He was the son of the late Marie and E.F. DuVall, for whom the DuVall Junior High School was named.
He was Valedictorian of his high school class, and was an outstanding musician.
DuVall graduated from the University of Montana in 1962 with honors and was named the outstanding student in Chemistry.
He lived in Seattle and finished his career working for the EPA inspecting facilities throughout the Northwest. He is survived by his wife, Judy and sons Jason and Jesse.