William Walter Chinn, widely known as Bill, born Jan. 15, 1927, in Pueblo, died Sept. 11, 2013, in Pueblo after several years of struggle with Alzheimer's. Predeceased by his parents, Faye and Helen Chinn; his younger brother, Robert; and 'special in-laws' Dawn and Harry Amick. Survived by his wife Jackie; sons, David (Darlene) of Issaquah, Wash., Douglas (Terri) of Albuquerque, and Richard (Patsy) of Albany, Ore.; granddaughters, Kathryn, Melissa, and Heidi; and great-grandchildren, Ephraim and Ilaria. Also survived by Bob's children, Susie, Julie and Steven; and distaff niece and nephew, Laura Wilhelm and Dean von Holdt. Bill, a 1944 Central High graduate, achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant while serving in the U.S. Army 1945-46, and graduated in 1949 from CU's School of Pharmacy. He held a pharmacy license for 60 years, and last filled a prescription in 2009. He was proud of his lifelong membership in the First Presbyterian Church, his 60 plus year membership in Steel City Kiwanis, and his 60 plus years of membership in The Craft. He was honored to serve as Master of Masonic Lodge #17 and very proud to receive the rank of 33 degree Mason in the Scottish Rite. August 15, 2013, marked his and Jackie's 60th anniversary. Bill was loyal to his family, friends, and the many longtime customers of his drugstore, which he took over upon Faye's death in 1956, and ran until 1982. His character shined brightest in the difficult 39 months following Bob Chinn's incapacitating accident in 1988. He always kept his word. He loved and supported his family who will miss him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Pueblo Community Health Center or The First Presbyterian Church through the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with Rev. Dr. Brad Monroe officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My memory of Bill will be of a friend, professional and a kind, considerate person. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Jim and Cindy Kramer

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Mr. Chinn was a very nice man with great kindness and integrity. His house was where we met for Cub Scouts and to build forts in the back yard. He opened his home and took care of me as a young boy when my family was dealing with my brother’s polio in Colorado Springs. Many, many memories of Mr. Chinn and his drug store in Mesa Junction, as well as the large stockings that lit up La Huerta street every Christmas. I am sorry for your loss. Hold the memories close.

  3. I worked with Bill at Belmont Pharmacy. He was very professional and very kind to all of us and the customers. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. My memory of Bill goes way back to 1951, when I was active in the Key Club at Central High School, and Bill was a helpful and valuable contact with Kiwanis. He also kindly helped me with a scholarship application. At that time I did not know that he had so recently completed his own education, and I viewed Bill as a respected member of the business community. Bill Chinn has my respect as an example of a life well lived, and I hope that his family finds solace in their memories of such a life and such a man. John Negomir, Orange City, Florida

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