William B. Hesterman, Jr., also known to many as "The Daddy'O" returned home to his Father-in-Heaven on January 1, 1996. He had suffered with heart disease for many years.
Bill was born on October 8, 1923 in Salt Lake City to William B. and Ida Maria Hesterman. Married Barbara Stephenson in the Salt Lake Temple on January 15, 1954. They were the parents of five children.During his lifetime Bill accomplished many things. He spent 20 years in radio broadcasting strting at Murray Station KJUR, then at Ogden Station KLO, and at Salt Lake Station KNAK where he was a disc jockey, program director, and general manager. He was also president of the Utah Broadcasters Association. He was a veteran of the cable television industry in Utah, building one of the first cable TV systems in the state in the Avenues district of Salt Lake. After his retirement from broadcasting, Bill started a second career in the securities and venture capital industry.
Although the above accomplishments are outstanding in the eyes of many, Bill would prefer to be remembered for his work in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission to Holland, was a member of the stake Sunday School board, was a stake missionary, bishop, Sunday School teacher, stake cultural arts specialist, and High Priest group leader. He was valiant in his testimony of the restored gospel to his last breath.
He was a loving husband, a terrific dad and a friend to all.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Hesterman. Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara, Murray; a sister, Annell (Gordon) Austin, Sandy; three brothers, Lenny (Naomi) and James (Joanne), both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and John (Ellen) of San Marcos, Calif.; sons, William S. (Jolene) and David A. (Becky), both of Salt Lake City; Mark K. (Ashley), Sandy; daughters, Lori (Blaine) Smith, Salt Lake City; and Kristy (David) Moffat of Norfolk, Mass.; 17 grandchildren.
Funreal services will be held in the Murray 24th Ward Chapel, 755 East Three Fountains Dr., Murray, on Saturday, January 6, 1996, at noon. A viewing will be held at the Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 So. 900 East, Murray, Utah on Friday night, January 5, from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Memorial Estates Mountain View Memorial Park, 3115 East 7800 So.
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