In Memory


Bill Liese

Brian Hastings, had recently informed me that Bill was in bad shape dealing with some medical issues.  But tonight, he also informed me that Bill passed away this evening  Jan 20, 2018 at about 8:20.  His wife Barney will keep us advised of an arrangements.



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01/21/18 11:23 AM #1    

Bob Abel

So sad to hear last nite that Bill didn't survive the recent health failure. Hadn't seen him since high school until the last reunion at Blanco glad I got to visit with him at the reunion for awhile as he was a good guy & a pleasure to talk to. God bless him & his family. Thanks to Brian Hastings & Robert Cuddy, etc. for the updates.

Bob Abel

01/21/18 03:45 PM #2    

Neal Willard

The older we get the more we remember that when our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; when gone, we remember only those they possessed.  There is a deep pain that is felt at the death of every friend  which arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible and peculiar to them alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. We will miss Bill at our monthly breakfast meetings.

01/21/18 06:14 PM #3    

Jenice Graham (Benedict)

My condolences to Bill’s wife Barney and to his his son, daughter, in-laws, and grandchildren.   I am going to miss our high school classmate Bill Liese.  He loved little kids, dogs, horses, cowboys, farms, football, conservative politics, family and friends, photography, Texas, and San Antonio.  ❤️ It is very fitting that his last Facebook posts were of these loves of his life.  RIP

- Classmate Jenice Graham Benedict

01/22/18 08:27 AM #4    

Judy Harris (Drott)


I'm saddened to hear the news about Bill's passing.    Condolences to his family.   He's been so instrumental in keeping the Mac '71  group  together.    Judy Harris  (Drott)


01/22/18 09:52 AM #5    

Steve Clark

My heart just missed a beat as I read the announcement of Bill's passing. It's a terrible trauma to have such heart rending news so bluntly delivered and so shockingly received, but there is no other way I suppose. I had just gotten used to seeing all of Bill's daily posts on Facebook and took notice when they stopped weeks ago. He definitely had some strong opinions that all may not have liked, but one could not help but respect the man for his deep convictions. And,on the other hand, he was not wont in delivering any disparaging words to those around him and to those that he loved and respected. I have a knot in my stomach as I type these paltry lines of a eulogy in desperation to quiet my own anger and sorrow at his passing, to recognize Bill for the good person he was and to ask the Lord for a special place by his side while Bill waits to be reunited again with those he loved. I will wholeheartedly miss you, Bill and offer my sympathy to family and friends at your passing. God's speed.

01/22/18 07:46 PM #6    

Donny Hancock

I was in shock when I read about Bill's passing. I had not seen Bill or talked with him until our 45th reunion. We talked a little politics and a lot about the past. He was a great man and the world is definitely a lesser place without him. What Neal wrote is so very true for sure. The one thing we can all rest assured on is that Bill is in a much better place and will always be at peace. God Speed Bill Liese.

01/23/18 09:19 PM #7    

Debbi Self (Norris)

So sad to hear of Bills passing, although I didn't know him well, he was so positive and I enjoyed his FB posts and he was a true Brahma ans supporter of the class of 71. Neal you said it so well and I guess this is a reminder of why those monthly breakfasts are something for us all to think about, keeping in contact is important as is remembering the past. I will keep his family in my prayers during this difficult time and know he is at peace with our Heavenly Father with his new body.  RIP Bill Liese you will be missed.


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