FRUITA, Colo. – William Douglass “Bill” Loring, 83, of Fruita, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, Colo.
He was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Oklahoma City, to William Riley and Kathryn Douglass Loring.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Shaw of Grand Junction; his children, Mary (Jim) Perkins of Portland, Ore., Douglass Loring of Grand Junction, William (Adele) Loring of Ashby, Neb., Keith Loring of San Francisco and Jeanne (John) Mick of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandchildren, Kathryn and Elizabeth Perkins and Paul and Benjamin Mick; his sister, Patricia (William) Biggs of Warson Woods, Mo.; nieces, Kathryn and Alyson; nephews, James, Doug and Michael; and cousins, Nicholas and Michael Gubser.
He married Janet Shaw on May 23, 1953, in Dixon. Janet is a great-granddaughter of Benjamin F. Shaw, the founder of the company now known as Shaw Media. William served on the board of directors of B.F. Shaw Printing Co., part of Shaw Media, from 1971 through 1999.
A memorial service honoring William Loring will be at 3 p.m. Friday at The First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Grand Junction, followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 N. 12th St., Unit B, Grand Junction, CO 81506; or to the John McConnell Math and Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81503.