William Allen Conway

William Allen Conway

February 08, 1934 - November 22, 2021

William Allen Conway

February 08, 1934 - November 22, 2021


CONWAY, William Allen

Conway, William Allen, a retired mechanical engineer and longtime resident of Laguna Hills, California died peacefully on November 22, 2021. He was 87 years old.

Bill was born in Havre, Montana. He grew up with his family primarily farming wheat in the area around Gildford, Montana. He graduated from Montana State University while also receiving the rank of Second Lieutenant in the ROTC Army Ordinance Corps. Bill served two years at the Army’s Ordinance Guided Missile School at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama and completed his tour with a rank of First Lieutenant. He then went on to work on missile systems for Convair Astronautics and spent much of his career leading a wide variety of projects for Aeronutronic (a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company in Newport Beach). Following a few company mergers, he ultimately retired from Lockheed Martin Aerospace. Bill was a long-time parishioner at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Laguna Woods.

After retirement, Bill and his wife Sue travelled in their motorhome to locations all across the United States meeting up with dear friends and at times leading both the Newmar Owner’s club and the Roll’n Hobos club. While he travelled to many locations, he regularly visited his hometown and farmland in Montana and always treasured his time there. He loved spending time visiting with his children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Bill is survived by his wife Sue Conway of Laguna Hills, California, his sons Mark Conway and Eric Conway, his brother Patrick Conway of Missoula, Montana, and his step children Michael Pomerleau, David Pomerleau, and Laura Moore. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister Margaret Ruetten and his first wife Barbara Conway, mother of Mark and Eric.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 1 pm at El Toro Memorial Park 25751 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: December 11, 2021 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

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7 responses to William Allen Conway

  1. Hans Hartman says:

    Mr. Conway was a legend in my eyes. He raised my best friend and he was always doing something that was amazing. His skills to build anything that would amaze and mystify was something I looked at as a goal to emulate in my life. Knowing the things he did in his professional life, that put him in the same realm as my own Father, Hero and a Superman. He never spoke down to me. He always spoke to me like I was an adult. He always spoke the truth to me. Sometimes, I didn’t get it as a kid, but I can still hear his voice, if I listen to my memories. He was a champion of Eric and me being kids. I think he understood the importance of play and fighting and making up between boys who were growing up. I remember him saying once, “Why the hell do we need a pool? go swim at the Hartman’s house.” That was just the common sense of Bill Conway. The man who helped foster the love I had for filmmaking and all the super-8 films that Eric an I shot with our “army men and Eric’s tanks” in the back yard.
    Rest in the arms of God. You have made an impression on the generations of men and women beyond your knowing.

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