Dec 202012

Bert William “Bill” Mead, 77, a lifelong resident of Winslow, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, in Flagstaff. Holy Rosary for Bill will be held at 9:30 a.m. today (Dec. 21) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winslow. Mass will follow at 10 a.m.
Bill was born and raised in Winslow, the son of Bus and Rose Mead, and graduated from Winslow High School in 1953. He attended Eastern Arizona College and Arizona State College, Tempe, where he played baseball and football. He coached American Legion, and spent over 25 years coaching Connie Mac, Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. He also spent some time playing semi-pro baseball.
In addition to being an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he was actively involved in his community through his participation and leadership in Elks, the Planning and Zoning Commission, Winslow Memorial Hospital Board and the Old Trails Museum, and recently served as president of the Win-slow Historical Society.
He was employed with the Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years and worked alongside his father in the real estate business.
His sense of humor, love of life and everyone in it will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Coraleen Mayes Mead; their five children, Mike Mead (Kris), Debby Zeiger (Mark), Donna Keller (Mark), Bert Mead (Angele) and Vicky Mead, as well as his nine grand-children, Kristin, Chasa, Colton, Brandon, Eric, Cayter (Dustin), Britney, Jennifer and John-Michael.
He is also survived by his sister, Patty Greer (Walt); two brothers, Mike Mead (Irene) and Randy Mead (Jenny); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.