This week’s obituaries – June 14

William Kitt Lear
July 24, 1937 – June 8, 2017
William Kitt Lear passed away peacefully on June 8, 2017 in Ontario, Oregon. He was born in Elko, Nevada on July 24, 1937 to Bill and Louise Lear.
Kitt spent his life ranching beginning in Elko County, Nevada where his family ranched. He raised his family on the ranch in Currie, Nevada. His love of ranching was carried on in Unity, Oregon where he purchased a ranch in 2005 and moved his cows to their new home.
To say that Kitt lived through a great deal of change in ranching would be an understatement. But, he was always steady through hard work and perseverance. In 2015, due to health issues, he sold the Unity ranch . . .