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  • Zoom Memorial for Bill Basham

    Feb 27, 2021, 7:00 PM US/Eastern

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Mike Basham

Bill Basham

April 05, 1950 - February 13, 2021

This memorial celebrates the life of Bill Basham. Bill was an extraordinary person who touched many lives with his brilliance. He was a gifted doctor, engineer, musician, computer programmer, and photographer. He was a loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. We will all miss him....  see more

OBITUARY
William W. Basham, a physician who was also a pioneer software/shareware developer, engineer, musician, nature photographer, traveler, hiker and more, died peacefully in his home in Springfield on Saturday, April 13, 2021 after a three and half year struggle with ALS. He was 70 years old. Bill was born in Atlanta, the son of a U. S. Air Force officer. Military transfers took Bill’s family to Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado...  see more
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  • Mike Basham
    On-The-Water Memorial for Bill
    18:32
    Transcript of Releasing of the Ashes Because it was difficult to hear with the wind, below is what I said as I released the ashes, which seemed to spin and dance in the wind, illuminated by sunlight as they merged with the water. The ceremony was held o...
  • Linda Webb
    My sincerest condolences to family and friends at this loss. I owe so much of my current life to this man.

    He let us teenagers come around, talk his ear off, play on Station "0" of DDial #1. He never made me feel like a dumb kid, but...  more
  • Cat C
    I didn't know Bill, but he had a huge impact on my life. I used his DiversiDial software as a child. I'm autistic; I struggled a lot socially, especially in my preteen and teenage years. Bill's software was a lifeline that allowed me to reach out and...  more
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      Linda Webb I wasn't autistic, but I never fit in socially and was bullied in school. DDial let me remake myself and exist in a world where you were judged for the quality of your conversation, not what clothes you wore, how pretty you were, or what car you drive. ...  more
  • V Der
    Bill was my best friend in high school at Montgomery Blair. He got me my first "real" job while we were in college at the computer company where he worked. Bill was truly a great renaissance man with multiple talents, but above all he was...  more
  • Rich Danker
    So many great memories of Bill at Dee's big family holiday gatherings and summer cookouts on Harvey Road in the old days as well as in more recent years hanging out and talking politics poolside at the Greenbrier and watching him play the piano for all...  more
  • Mike Basham
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    Slide show from Bill's Zoom memorial
  • Anne Basham Shukla
    For many years now, Uncle Bill has been my closest relative geographically and I've enjoyed the opportunities for our paths to cross in the Pacific Northwest - especially when he, Betty and Dee drove through Mt. St. Helens and I got to spend a night in...  more
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    My dad was a brilliant musician who could play anything by ear. I have so many beautiful memories of our home, family gatherings, and vacations where he would find a piano and uplift the whole space with the most exquisite, fluid melodies played with so m...
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    Bill was exceptionally gifted in many areas; Medicine, Engineering, Music. He was also one of the most brilliant and innovative computer programmers of his generation. 
     
    When Apple Computer released their Apple II, the first commercially successful...  more
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