Our friend Bill Reese fought a debilitating lung condition for 25 years, although it did not stop him from his career as a painter and sculptor.
He died last weekend, leaving a legacy of fine art and a host of fine friends.
Bill grew up on a farm in Cashmere, went to California, then Western Washington, and finally moved back to the Valley with his wife, Fran.
They ran an art gallery in downtown Wenatchee, where he was one of the founders of Arts on the Avenue. He was a guitar player, a lover of Bluegrass music.
He left behind his family and his art, which fortunately remains.