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William D. “Bill” Arriola

October 22, 1950 ~ May 29, 2020

William D. “Bill” Arriola died May 29, 2020, at home in Coquille, Oregon, after becoming ill from cancer.

A private family service will be held Saturday, June 6 in Coquille. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held for friends at a later date.

Bill was born October 22, 1950, to Danny and Mildred (Smith) Arriola and was raised on his family’s cattle ranch in Westfall, Oregon. After graduation from Harper High School, Bill joined the Army where he served as a helicopter door gunner during the Vietnam War. Bill did not talk much about his service – he was content to say, “I did my job.” When he returned from the Army, he joined his oldest brother Frank to log timber in Coos . . .