William “Billy” Paul Rankhorn, 75, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on April 19, 2022 at home. Bill was born March 30, 1947.
In October of 1992 he married his wife, Theresa. They shared a blended family, Donald (deceased), Pamela, Tammy and step-son Mike.
Bill retired from Raytheon Missle System after 20 years of service. He was a machinist by trade. Bill loved to golf, loved college sports – U of A was his favorite team. He loved watching the girl’s softball team and the men’s basketball team. Go Wildcats! Bill and Theresa loved to travel, his favorite places were Sedona, Arizona and Maui. Bill also loved his dogs and gardening. His motto in life was Live, Love and Laugh.
Bill is survived by his wife of 30 years, Theresa; daughters, Pamela and Tammy; step-son, Mike; nieces Barbie and George Montano and family and Melanie Rankhorn-Whitehouse and family, Misty Rankhorn – Crawford and family, Harmony and Jamie Rankhorn and family; AJ Bodnar and family and Tim Rankhorn and family.
He is preceded in death by his son, Donald Rankhorn; father, William N. Rankhorn and step-mother, Lucianne; his mother, Geneva (Stout) Rankhorn-Cecil; step-father, Harold Cecil; brothers, John Rankhorn and Joseph Rankhorn; and sisters, Barbara Brown and Patricia Bodnar.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Marana Mortuary.