I'll always remember my grandpa for his great sense of humor, even in very difficult times; you couldn't bring the man down if you tried. He'll always live on in my mind and will be missed by us terribly.
Grandpa Bill, as my brother and I called him, was a highly successful car dealer in Palm Springs. He founded Palm Springs Motors in 1959 and worked there for almost 40 years. He had long had an interest for selling cars, as he sold his first when he was 15 years old. In 1952 he flew 103 missions in the Korean War and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was born on March 28th, 1928 in Seattle and died on the 21st of January 2004 at his condo in Rancho Mirage, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease and diabetes. Anyone interested in finding out more about Parkinson's disease or supporting research should see the website of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
You can read more about Bill in his obituary. He is survived by his three children; Bob and Tim Torrance, and Danna Mongoven.
Casey Mongoven - February 1st, 2004