Dr. William Pasley died March 23rd at his home in Mission Viejo. Bill was born in Los Angeles California on July 13, 1925. He attended Arizona State Teacher’s College, California Polytechnic Institute at San Luis Obispo, and University of Notre Dame. He lettered in football, basketball, and track in high school and college. He volunteered and spent 3 years in the United States Naval Reserves, Active Duty during WWII. He was the director of the Miss Universe Pageant for 5 years. Bill spent 45 years in the travel industry and qualified for the Century Club visiting 100 or more foreign countries in the early 1970s. He was said to be the only man ever to pet a wild leopard while in Africa.
Bill was the Past President of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Past President of the Santa Ana Kiwanis Club, Past Chair of the Santa Ana March of Dimes, Past Master of the Silver Cord Masonic Lodge, and a member for 25 years of the Al Malaikah Lodge.
Bill held a degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy and had the honor of having some clients who credited him with life saving counseling. His highest honor held is as High Priest and assistant to the High Priest Group leader in the Mission Viejo Third Ward. His greatest achievement was being a loving husband to his wonderful wife and a loving father to his three children, Ruth, Helen, and William, who survive him.
Service to be held Saturday March 27th at Alicia Park Ward at the L.D.S Chapel. Viewing at 11:00 am, service at 12:00. Please send donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in lieu of flowers.