William "Bill" Rankhorn

March 30, 1947 - April 19, 2022
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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.

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Born: March 30, 1947
Died: April 19, 2022

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Janice culver posted on 4/29/22

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Janice culver posted on 4/29/22

My dear dear friend words cannot express the pain I have in my heart for you and Michael I will cherish the honor of spending a week with you and Bill at your home in Arizona we had great conversations while sitting out on your porch sipping our coffee in the early mornings bill was filled with wisdom and a great wit I'm glad you had so many years of happiness and love together he will truly be missed you and Michael stay strong and know that I love you ♥️♥️♥️♥️


Theresa Rankhorn posted on 4/29/22

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Mike Zavala posted on 4/28/22

Bill was a Great step-father to me, We enjoyed watching sport together, he always helped me out, since my accident. I thought of him as a father figure. He was really good to my mother, they make a great couple. Bill enjoyed life to the fullest, He always try to make you laugh or put a smile on your face if you needed to be lifted up on your tough days. My mother and I will miss him dearly. RIP Bill, we loved you and you made our life joyfully with you in it.


Susan I Sheehan posted on 4/28/22

May Billy rest in peace.


Deb Hotchkiss posted on 4/27/22

In memory of William "Bill" Rankhorn, Deb Hotchkiss lit a candle


Sandra Wiseman Vazquez posted on 4/26/22

My deepest condolences to Theresa and the entire family. I never met Bill, but he must have been a great person. I know he's watching over all of you. May he RIP.


Jeff Albano posted on 4/26/22

Uncle Bill I always appreciated the time that we spent together at family events, outings, personal time and of course golf with you. You were a great person full of life, full of fun and full of laughter and love. Always had a great time with you. You will always be with us in spirit. I will always cherish our talks, and watching games with you. See you on the other side!!!! Love You Jeff


Kelly posted on 4/26/22

In memory of William "Bill" Rankhorn, Kelly lit a candle


Tammy Albano posted on 4/26/22

Uncle Bill, where do I start! You swept my aunt off her feet and fit right into our family? I have always held you in the highest regard and had the greatest respect for you. You were the one with all of the answers!!! I admire your passions as that was a common interest that we shared. I love to see the smile on your face when we had gift exchange-you were the funnest person to shop for because it was always a challenge for me to see if I could catch you off your guard???We had many great times as a family! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life-you will be sadly missed!!! Namaste Uncle Bill?


Susan I. Sheehan posted on 4/26/22

I am truly saddened to learn of my cousin's passing. I hadn't seen Billy since I was a young child, but I always thought that there would be an opportunity to see him again. My condolences to each and every member of his immediate family, and to all of us who are blood related. May his passing have been gentle, with no pain, and may he have been met with open arms by our Ancestors.