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Memorial Created By
Marianne McChesney

Bill McChesney

April 27, 1928 - April 06, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Bill McChesney. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. A virtual memorial service will be held on Tues. April 14 at noon Pacific time . Remember to RSVP to help us plan. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider...  see more

OBITUARY
William Russell McChesney, Jr. was born in Glendive, Montana, on April 27, 1928, to Kathryn Laura and William Russell McChesney.  He grew up in Missoula, Montana with his parents and brother, Harold Lee McChesney, who preceded him in death. Throughout his life, he showed a special love for his sister, Evelyn, who passed away from SIDS at one. Bill ran track for Missoula High School before competing as a scholarship athlete at the...  see more
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  • Kathy O'Keefe
    Kathy O'Keefe added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Gary Rabideau
    Bill Stories:

    We were eating breakfast in Crescent City after the annual Wild River Run. The restaurant was crowded with runners. At one point I got up and went to the bathroom. On my way back someone at a table stopped me, pointed to Bill, and asked if...  more
  • Robert Fulton
    Bill Sr. with his Corvallis friends.. Thanks for all the great memories with the McChesneys.
  • Jason Humble
    Bill thank you for being my starter! It was always calming to get to the line and see you there with a positive word and the starters gun in your hand. You are a legend and i am one of the lucky ones who was able to know you THANK YOU!
  • Gary Rabideau
  • Gary Rabideau
  • Gary Rabideau
    Hood to Coast. Bill ran the anchor leg.
    After the Portland Marathon. My first marathon, Bill's oh I don't know, eleventeenth marathon.
  • Jeanne Kofranek
    We lived around the corner from Mr. McChesney for years. We would watch for him everyday heading out on his run or walk & we would try to catch him & wave. When we would see him out while we were running, his smile & wave would always put...  more
  • Mohawk Gramma
    I remember Bill and his father-in-law (McFadden) surprised my twin sister and me at the end of The Oregon Trail in Baker City, Oregon.
    Bill had taken pictures of the wagon train as we walked 13 miles of the actual trail. It was a practice run by the...  more
  • Richard Kallunki
    As a UO Finish-Line Official, I will always miss Bill and enjoyed when he shared "Track Wisdom" and "Statistics" with all of us at the Finish-Line.

    Bill and his wife Marcia and his four son's were all runners and highly regarded...  more
  • Kim Wrinkle
    My “second Mom and Dad” who have always treated me as one of their own. I shall miss you so much, Bill. 🙏❤️❤️
    Bill and Marcia always included me in holidays, birthdays, and literally hundreds of meals in their home. In fact, the first...  more
    • Kim Wrinkle
      Kim Wrinkle Wow...
      So many wonderful memories of Bill.
      He and I shared a wonderful few days around the 1981 Boston Marathon. The day after the race, Bill and I toured the Freedom Trail and visited Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
      Bill and the entire McChesney family always...  more
      • April 12, 2020
  • Gary Rabideau
    And then there were the racing trips.
    The Wild River Run (Northern California)
  • Gary Rabideau
    Typical fishing trips into the Wallowas with side trips in Cornucopia (ghost town) and staging operations in Baker City.
  • Gary Rabideau
    Bill telling El Guerrouj about the time he set an age group record in the Twilight Meet.
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Jacob Dinneen
  • Jacob Dinneen
    Gosh, I moved to Eugene my Freshman year and attended SEHS. I remember looking at the Track & Field all-time boards and seeing McChesney all over the distance events. The next year I tried out for the X-C team at the urging of my friend Cliff. That...  more
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
    Christmas at Shore Acres
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
    Bill with Darin and Nanci
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
    Glenwood
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Ken McChesney
    Ken McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Ken McChesney
    Ken McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Ken McChesney
    Ken McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
    2017 Oregon Magazine 3
    2017 Oregon Magazine 4
  • Marianne McChesney
    Marianne McChesney added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Bill McChesney:
    Family Running Portrait
    OTC T-shirts