Everett William “Bill” Otto Jr. (86) passed away peacefully at home in Enumclaw on April 18, while listening to music and The Dan Bongino Show.
Bill was born in Neptune, NJ, and grew up near there and in Flint, MI. He studied at Michigan State and was in their famous marching band. He later received a degree in engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to retiring, he worked at Boeing.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Molly. Their shared wanderlust took them from Michigan to living in Missouri, the Marshall Islands, Utah, Virginia, Saudi Arabia, and Washington. Additionally, they traveled to Europe, Israel, Guatemala, and many times to his favorite, Costa Rica. Bill and Molly also served on a mission for their church in New Brunswick, Canada.
Bill was a very talented musician and huge audiophile his entire life with a special love for big band and jazz. He also served as the Vice-President of Symphony of the Ensign Symphony & Chorus for many years.
Bill was perpetually curious, had a wonderful smile, an infectious laugh, and got on well with everyone he met. A devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his faith was a defining aspect of his life. Besides wife Molly, he is survived by nine children: Marcia and Nancy (from his prior marriage to Kay Isreal); and Julia, Stephan, Brad, Joe, Tom, Sarah and Katie (from his marriage to Molly). He was also blessed with many wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he dearly loved.
A memorial service will be held on May 5th, at 4 pm, at the Enumclaw LDS Church, 246 Semanski Street.