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WILLIAM COTTRELL JR. William Frederick "Bill" Cottrell Jr., 82, of Boulder City, beloved father, husband, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. He was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Oxford, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University-Ohio in 1952, and then received his masters degree in public administration from Michigan State University. He moved to Boulder City in the fall of 1963 to become the city manager. Following that, he worked for the Equal Opportunity Board of Clark County, and finally became the executive director for the Housing Authority of Clark County until his retirement in 1998. Throughout the years, he served on a number of city committees and boards, as well as being an active member of Grace Community Church, serving in a number of capacities. From 1969-1985, he was a Boulder City volunteer fire fighter/EMT. He also served on the Boulder City Hospital Board, Boulder City Museum/Hotel Board and the Boulder City Horseman's Association. He volunteered with the United Way, the National Park Service, the Henderson's Boys and Girls Club, along with numerous other groups. He was also a very active volunteer with the Nevada State Railroad Museum until shortly before his death. He was preceded in death by his wife, of 52 years, Gretchen. He is survived by his son, Joseph (Rachel); daughters, Sheila Decker (Mark) and Jeannie Morgan (Rick); five grandchildren; brother, Robert (Nancy); sister, Colleen Nelson (Frank); and numerous friends. Services will be at 11 a.m. Fridya, Oct. 11, at Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St., Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nevada State Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 62423, Boulder City, NV 89006.

Published in Boulder City Review on Oct. 10, 2013
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