Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Rev William Richard "Bill" Persons
Birth: Mar. 5, 1922
Longmont
Boulder County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1994
Englewood
Arapahoe County
Colorado, USA

Was a Methodist Minister for the United Methodist Church in the Rocky Mountain conference. Named as the city of Littleton Colorado's most valuable citizen for 1958. in presenting the recognition one friend best explained the minister's attitude toward public service when he remarked "He (the Rev. Persons) thinks religion applies to every phase of life."
In three years with the church, the Rev. Mr. Persons has become a member of the board of the Littleton YMCA and director of Littleton Chamber of Commerce. He also works with 16 groups in hi s church, including two Boy Scout Troops sponsored by the church.
He attended Colorado State College and Iliff School of Theology at University of Denver where he received his master of theology degree in Denver. A member of Pi Kappa Delta, National Honorary Debate fraternity, and Phi Delta Kappa, national honorary education fraternity. He also served as a member of the Salt Lake City, Utah, sugar house kiwanis; masonic lodge; board of community welfare council; family service society; board of student christian fellowship house; YMCA and PTA. Author of the book: "An Analysis of Chanes in the Interperetation and Utilization of Revelation in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1830-1918."

His ashes were scattered by his wife, Mildred, in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. Specifically at the "Endovalley" picnic area where the hiking trail meets the road in the farthest western section of this picnic area. GPS coordinates are estimated at: 40.414074 -105.663682 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Philip Otis Persons (1891 - 1943)
  Jennie Cox Persons (1896 - 1992)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Elizabeth Persons Beach (1949 - 2003)*
  William Bader Persons (1951 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) at: End of Valley
 
Created by: Mark Persons
Record added: Mar 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66504229
Rev William Richard Bill Persons
Added by: Mark Persons
 
Rev William Richard Bill Persons
Added by: Mark Persons
 
Rev William Richard Bill Persons
Added by: Mark Persons
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Rest in peace sir.
- Rosalie
 Added: Dec. 2, 2013
Happy birthday Dad!
- Mark Persons
 Added: Mar. 5, 2013
 
This page is sponsored by: Mark Persons

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service