William “Bill” Hamilton Wallace

1922 – 2017

The Clan Wallace Society has lost a good friend. William Hamilton Wallace passed away on March 3rd, nearly 95 years of age. He was born on a homestead ranch in Gilbert, Arizona. He lost his father when he was six. Sadly, they lost the ranch shortly thereafter, yet he retired at 62 financially independent.

Bill distinguished himself as an Eagle Scout, valedictorian of his senior class, and the fourth Arizonian to graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy. He married his college sweetheart, went to war, raised a family of five, and dared himself to start his own business.

But this is not his story. He built his life on hard work, keeping his word, and showing kindness to others. He was a grand gentleman and will be remembered as a good, honest and kind man.

He is survived by Laurie Wallace Herrero, Susan Mann, Alison Swanson, Hamilton Wallace, Jim Wallace, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Bill attended many Scottish Games, and several Clan Wallace Society Gatherings, where many members got to meet him and witnessed his very likeable demeanor. He will be dearly missed by his family, and his Clan Wallace Society family.

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