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Bill Duff

1930 - June 30, 2023

William "Bill" Duff, 92, of Sisters passed away peacefully at home. Bill was born in Oak Harbor, Ohio to George & Marian Duff. After graduating High School, Bill attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio, achieving an art degree.

After college, Bill joined the Army and was stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In 1956, Bill moved out to Southern California and was employed by McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company of Long Beach for more than 30 years.

He married Janice Antram in 1958, and together they had two daughters, Pamela and Laura.

After retirement, Bill selected Sisters as his new home. His love of the outdoors and the rich artistic community in Sisters made this a perfect place for Bill to follow his passion of creating art. He was a talented artist in many media, including metal, wood, sculpture, painting, and more.

Bill's other passion was traveling. Over his lifetime, he traveled to all fifty states, as well as Brazil, England, Scotland, Wales, and France. He loved to camp in the great outdoors and travel the back roads and small towns of the U.S. with his wife, Ronni.

He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Ronni, daughters Pam Duff Pickering (Alan), Laura Duff Phillips, and five grandchildren, Megan, Emily, Joe, Ben, and Maia. He will also be missed by many nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces, and a long list of friends he made in Central Oregon during the 33 years he lived here.

Family meant the world to Bill and he spent much time researching his ancestors and their history. His family tree is immense!

A local Celebration of Life is planned for the fall.


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