October 31, 2019
William Rogers Eckhart, 71, died Oct. 22, at his home in Riverside, Calif. He was born to John and Julia Eckhart Dec. 12, 1940, in Colfax. He was a great-great-grandson of Cashup Davis, who came to Whitman County from Petaluma, Calif.
He grew up in Oakesdale, graduated from Oakesdale High School in 1957, and served in the US Army for several years until he was honorably discharge in 1961. He attended Washington State College and worked for Boeing until retiring in 2000. Bill and his wife Helen traveled extensively both abroad and throughout the US.
He is survived by his wife Helen of Riverside; a brother John Eckhart of Boise, Idaho, and his nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by a daughter, Carrie Louise.
A graveside service with military honors will be at the Colfax Cemetery Nov. 4, 2019, at 11 a.m.
Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of arrangements, http://www.kimballfh.com.