William Alexander Bezjian

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WILLIAM ALEXANDER BEZJIAN, born in 1936 to Puzant "Peter" Bezjian and Kathryn Harriet Thetford in Chicago, Illinois. William departed this life Tuesday, October 07, 2014 in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the age of 78 years.

The family moved to Eureka Springs in 1952. Bill completed courses and training on August 08, 1953 at the United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. He served aboard the USS Watts from 1956 until his Honorable Discharge November 1958. He started his career in the road building industry working for Barber Green Company, Aurora, Illinois, Ingersol Rand, Fortress Allott, Cedar Rapids and retired from Roadtec Industries as Regional Sales Manager for the Northwestern States in 2007.

On July 07, 1956, William was united in marriage with "Mil" Mildred (Colvin) Bezjian who survives him of the home. He is also survived by son, W. Michael Bezjian and wife Rhonda of Bella Vista, AR; three daughters, Janine Bezjian-Budden and husband Dennis of Bothell, WA, Michele Cyrus and husband Chris of Seattle, WA and Melinda Morrell and husband David of Eureka Springs, AR; two grandsons, Andrew Newman and Kyle Brice; two granddaughters, Makala Morrell and Sydney Morrell; one sister, Sherry Clouser and husband Frank of Eureka Springs, AR; sister-in-law, Edna Colvin; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Kathryn Bezjian.

Memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Union Chapel Cemetery in Garfield, Arkansas with David Morrell speaking. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Carroll County Relay for Life, c/o Teresa Hamilton, 402 CR 7102, Green Forest, AR 72638. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2014