William “Bill” Halsey passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of October 1st, 2020
after fighting a long illness in Loveland, Colorado. He was 69 years old. Bill was born on
January 21st, 1951 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He grew up in Lafayette, Colorado and spent
most of his life in Boulder County. He worked for over 30 years in quality control management
for Centerline Circuits, and in later years for Advanced Circuits, Magnelab, and Sound Surgical
Bill was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, and was able to celebrate 32 years
of sobriety. He cared very deeply for others, and his humble mentorship helped innumerable
individuals. He worked the program everyday and gave his undying support to anyone who
was needing help and guidance in their sobriety.
Bill had dedicated several years of his life as a martial artist practicing the art of KunTao Silat
under renowned and master trainers. He had fond memories of getting to spar with highly
skilled practitioners, along with building a brotherhood that turned into a lifetime of friendships.
Bill’s greatest joy was his time spent with family, and he adored his granddaughters more than
anything. He was well known for his humble nature and incredible sense of humor. Many of us
who spent time with Bill have fond memories of laughter and bowls of ice cream shared. Even
through tough times, he always found the good in everything and everyone.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clarice “Tot” Halsey, brother John
Fauerbach and sisters Freda Distefano and Jayne Larkin. He is survived by his daughter
Kaitlynn Hermanson (Loren), granddaughters Vesper and Dagny, step-daughter Amy Jacques,
step-son Robert Bolstad, as well as many extended family members and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, Bill’s wishes were for donations made to the Longmont Humane Society.
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