William "Bill" Bradley Beecher

February 4, 1964 ~ April 16, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old

William "Bill" Beecher Obituary

“There goes my hero / watch him as he goes…” 

William "Bill" Bradley Beecher of Tacoma, WA took the Stairway to Heaven on April 16, 2023. He left this world suddenly due to a coronary event, in the company of close friends. Bill was born in San Francisco, CA on February 4, 1964 and grew up in San Jose, CA, where he was adopted by his parents, Don and Joan Beecher as a baby. He attended Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, and enjoyed playing on the soccer team growing up. At 17, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at JBLM from about 1981-1984. After his service, he settled in Tacoma, WA, where he split his days between work and spending time with his beloved daughter Holly. 

Bill worked as a skilled laborer in the construction and manufacturing industries for companies on the in the Port of Tacoma, such as Kaiser Aluminum. Before enjoying his retirement, he also often found work with his brothers in California. 

Bill was a true character and a beloved figure to family and friends alike. He had a great sense of humor, often quoting movie lines and song parodies with misheard lyrics. He loved classic rock music, often seen playing air guitar with his daughter, Holly. Bill was a lifelong fan of the San Jose Sharks, the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants. His ability to make anyone smile, his quick wit, and his limitless loyalty were traits that endeared him to all. He was a great listener, able to talk to anyone, and full of surprises.

In 2018, Bill and Holly discovered their ancestral roots in the Yurok and Hupa tribes of Northern California, which they had wanted to visit together. This was a very special moment for them, and it brought them even closer together.

Bill is survived by his long-time girlfriend, Elise; his daughter Holly, her mother; his sister Suzanne “Suzy” Mahoney; his brothers Michael Nolan, Wayne, John, and Brian Beecher; his four nephews Zach, Sean, Wayne, and Bailey; and his three nieces Tiffany, Jamie, and Amanda. William was preceded in death by his beloved father, Donald Beecher in 2016; his niece Brittany Beecher in 2022 and his sister, Kathy “Cher” Nolan in 1981.

We will honor Bill with a celebration of life and luncheon memorial service at a venue in Tacoma, Washington. The exact date and time of the service is yet to be determined, but will be livestreamed to family and loved one's out-of-state at a later date. To express condolences, family and friends may make memorial contributions to assist with end-of-life expenses and send flowers directly to Holly Lüdwig. Your support is immensely appreciated during this challenging time. If you would like to contribute to Bill Beecher’s celebration of life & Final Tribute, please visit Holly’s GoFundMe at Your generosity will help us give Bill the meaningful goodbye he deserves.




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