Dr. William M. Bethel, D.D.S.
Nov 21, 1948 – Mar 16, 2018
Dr. William “Bill” Bethel passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 16th 2018. Bill was born November 21st, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas to Robert and Audra Bethel. He moved to the Seattle area in the 5th grade and later graduated from Foster High School. He attended the University of Washington, where he found his passion for being a dentist and helping others. Dr. Bethel has since been highly respected, by staff and colleagues, for his high-quality dentistry since he first opened his practice in Renton, WA in August 1974. Over the past 44 years, he has considered his staff and his generations of patients as family. He was known as a loving and passionate person, both in his professional and personal life.
Dr. Bethel was a devoted father to Nathaniel, Nicholas, and Justin Bethel; caring brother to his loving sisters Leanna Janssen, Jeanne Watkins, and Babs Buchanan, as well as brother-in-law Larry Laughlin. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Jan Quick, Craig and David Janssen, Brad Miller, and Derek Schulte; family friends Jim Bergstrom and Bob Catton.
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