William Donald Groom Jr.

William Donald Groom Jr.

William Bill

Donald Groom Jr.

Bill passed away April 27, 2009 at the age of 60, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. He was born Nov. 29, 1948 in Petaluma, Calif., later moving to Southern Oregon where he attended Phoenix High School.

In 1969 he married Violet Walker. He worked for LTM for 36 years. He coached his boys' soccer and baseball teams. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports.

His parents, William and Pat, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Violet Marie Groom; his sister, Sandi Jones, of Reno, Nev.; aunt, Betty Summers and uncle, George Groom, of Medford, Ore.; his sons, Rodney and Ryan; and his four beautiful grandchildren.

Services for will be held Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Living Waters Church, Roberts Rd. in Medford. Donations can be made to The ARC of Jackson County Respite Care Program and to RVMC Hospice in honor of Bill Groom.

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