William Good Ol? Uncle Bill Jolley Souttar
After 94 active years, ?Good Ol? Uncle Bill? Souttar passed away on 2-10-05 after a short illness. Bill was born in Junction City, KA on 7/9/10 to William Jolley Souttar and Helen Keller. He married Ola Madge Yeager on 10-19-35, she preceded him in death on 04-28-90.
He attended Estherville Jr. College in Estherville, IA and received an honorable discharged from the US Army on 08-10-44. He was a pilot and expert marksman. He lived in Missouri until 1956, and then moved to Utah until 1990. Since then he has lived in Missouri and most recently Laguna Hills, Ca.
Bill was a 32_ 58+ year member in good standing in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and proud of his Scottish heritage. He was a member of the Moberly Country Club in Missouri and Won the championship match in the Top Flight crown of Moberly Country Club.year unknown As a member of the Ogden Golf and Country Club he was a member of the Hole-In-One Club by virtue of a Hole-In-One made on the 11th hole on 9-11-69.
Bill served as President of the Moberly Chamber of Commerce, Inc in 1947 and served in many community positions during his lifetime. He managed First-Run theatres for Midwest TheatresFox, Mann for 14 years in MO. He worked in the theatre industry for over 40 years.
He and Madge moved to Utah in 1956 to run what is now Ogden’s Historic Egyptian Theatre. He retired from the industry in 1975. In the 1994 edition of The Papyrus announcing the Eccles Grant to restore the Egyptian Theatre, an article by Van Summerill recognized Bill as being among the last ‘show-men?; and for holding the longevity record as manager of Ogden’s Historic Egyptian Theatre 19 yrs. Madge opened the Ogden gift shop, Jade Tree in 1960 and when Bill retired he ?went to work for Madge.? They ran the Jade Tree for 24 years.
Bill and Madge enjoyed traveling the world and did so often. His 2004 travels included Europe, Thailand, and many Cruises, with the assistance of his close friend, Garman Salas of Florida. His wish is to be scattered at Sea and to ?Let my ashes blow?.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, father, wife and brothers, Steve and Fred Souttar, a beloved niece, Judy Mitchell and nephew Jay Jackson. Surviving are his nephew, Joe Jackson of Co., Grand nieces, Jeana Jackson of Co. and Alexandria Jackson of Az. Grand- nephews ScottAlicia Mitchell, Cody Mitchell of Ut. and Great-Grand nieces, Blayne Burgett and Bryce Mitchell of Ut.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Foundation, The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, or Ogden’s Historic Egyptian Theatre Foundation.