"Dignity without Compromise"
William "Bill" Clinton Siau
William "Bill" Clinton Siau, 57, of Henryetta, died Thursday afternoon, November 30, 2006 at Henryetta Medical Center. He was born August 13, 1949 in Honolulu, Hawaii to George Ether and Dolly Mae (Acklin) Siau. His father being military, Bill lived many places throughout his childhood, including Japan and Alexandria, Louisiana. On August 23, 1969 Bill married the love of his life, Amilee Ivey, at the Church of Christ in Alexandria. Early in his career, Bill and Amilee lived in Alexandria where he was stationed in the U.S. Army. He taught hydraulics for the first Black Hawk Helicopter and served one tour in Vietnam. They later moved to Ft. Story, Virginia where he was one of a very few men that piloted the first hovercrafts. They were also station in Holland for 3 1/2 years. Bill retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service. He and Amilee then traveled around the United States to decide on a new home. While traveling, he was inspired by a book his daughter sent him titled, "The Cowboy Boot Book", to attend OSU-Okmulgee to learn to make boots. A pair of Billís boots were placed on display in a Ruidoso, New Mexico museum by the author of this book. They enjoyed the area and the people and decided to make their home here 13 years ago. He then went to work for BS&B Safety Systems (Premco) where he was employed as a machinist at the time of his death. Bill was a 32 degree Mason and had received his black belt in karate. He loved riding his Harley, but most all, he adored his wife and always put his family first.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Michael Dennis Siau of Alexandria. Survivors include his wife, Amilee, a daughter, Ivey Lenore Kichler and husband Phil of Gulf Port, Florida, a brother, Mark Clifford Siau of Alexandria, father and mother-in-law, Joseph Preston and Frances Rae Ivey of Longview, Texas and two brothers-in-law, Joseph Preston Ivey, Jr. and wife Krista and Thomas Kelsey Ivey, both of Longview.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 7, 2006 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Hamilton officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home on Wednesday from 12-8 P.M. Online condolences may be sent at www.mcclendon-winters.com