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William Charles Blue

July 5, 1949 June 6, 2019
William Charles Blue
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William Charles Blue
A man of great honor and integrity.

Age 69, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 5, 1949. Bill, as he is known by his friends, was adopted and raised by Helen Miles Blue and Clayton Blue. He grew up in Ventura County along with his adopted siblings Raymond and Karen.

Bill enlisted at 17 into the US Army where he served as a member of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He fought courageously in the Vietnam War earning the rank Sergeant E5. He earned a Bronze Star Medal for combat and twelve others for his service.

Bill passed away on Wednesday night in his home after battling for many years. He suffered from numerous illnesses caused by his exposure to Agent Orange during his time in combat.

Bill was married for over 35 years to Maria Angeles Blue, whom he often referred to as the love of his life and best friend through thick and thin. Their favorite pastimes included dancing, concerts, and spending time with their friends and kids. He also enjoyed fishing, golf, shooting, collecting boats and tennis.

He was a devoted dad to his children Andrew Blue, Christine Stein and Bryan Blue; their spouses Adriana Blue, Brett Stein and Holly Blue. Bill also has four beautiful grandchildren that loved him deeply.

As an active member of the Palm Desert area for over 24 years, Bill worked in retail management for many years with Oshman’s/Sports Authority and retired from Lowe’s Home Improvement. Bill was a well respected leader and mentor to many young professionals over his career.

As a Rotarian and parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, Bill served the greater Coachella Valley in various ways including his most favorite, Galilee Center in Mecca.

Bill was funny, proud, hardworking, strong, loving and kind.

He loved his family, friends and calling the Coachella Valley home.

A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert on Monday, June 10, 2019, at one o' clock in the afternoon.

He will be buried at a later date with military honors at Riverside National Cemetery.

In lieu of gifts, William Charles Blue’s family is asking for donations in his honor to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3699.

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1:00 PM 6/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church

43775 Deep Canyon Road,
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Sacred Heart Church
43775 Deep Canyon Road, Palm Desert 92260 CA
United States

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