William (Bill) Hagen

William (Bill) Hagen was born August 10, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. He grew up in the Mt. Baker neighborhood with his parents Eva Jo and William, and his sister Donna. Bill attended Franklin High School where he played basketball and baseball.

At the University of Washington, he was a member of the Fiji fraternity and was in ROTC. While at the UW, Bill met the love of his life, Bette Jean Kunde, and they were married for 40+ years until Bette passed away in 2002.

Bill worked for the Carnation Company in Seattle and was transferred to Southern California in 1966. The family lived in La Canada for many years, where they made lifelong friends and memories. Each summer Bill drove the family to their cabin on Orcas Island for a month-long visit. Bill and Bette eventually retired to Orcas, where Bill lived with his beloved yellow lab, Jack. On Orcas, Bill was active with the Kiwanis Club and the Actors Theater of Orcas Island, and he read books at the school to island kindergartners. He was also a regular Old Guy at Teezers coffee shop. Bill was a prolific watercolor painter, whose paintings are enjoyed by family and friends. His loved ones remember him as a generous and warm man, whose upbeat outlook on life had a positive influence on everyone he met.

Bill is survived by his daughters Holly Kemp (husband Brian), Debra Dickerson (husband Craig), and Wendy Sauer (husband Michael) and grandchildren Duncan and Evan Dickerson, Charles and Kendall Kemp, and Ella and Halle Sauer.