William Ernest Gorham III

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 16, 2022

July 21, 1940 – Oct. 31, 2022
William Ernest Gorham III “Bill” passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2022, at the age of 82. Bill was born in Lake Charles, La. He moved to Denver as a teenager and attended South High School, which is where he met the love of his life, Joyce Whitaker.
He enrolled at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder after high school and finished his education at Louisiana State University (LSU) Baton Rouge earning his bachelor’s degree in business.
After graduation, Bill moved back to Denver to start a family. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves at a member of the 244th Engineer Battalion at Rocky Mountain Arsenal from 1967 to 1971.
Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his three children, Lynn Clark, Will Gorham, and Kate Shellhorn of Denver, Colo.; his three grandchildren, Lauren Johnson, Natalie Shellhorn and Carson Shellhorn of Denver, Colo.; and his sister, Craig Shaddock of Lake Charles, La.
A memorial service will be held at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date in Lake Charles, La.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Rocky Mountain Stroke Center, MaxFund Animal Shelter, or Denver Dumb Friends League.
Full obituary can be viewed on-line: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/centennial-co/william-gorham-10998322

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