William (Bill) Richard Kivett was born in Martinsville, Indiana to Clifford and Harriet Kivett on May 31, 1932. Bill passed on January 10, 2019after living a full and eventful life. He was a loving son, Husband, father and grandfather who will always be remembered for his witty personality, joyous sense of humor and caring generosity who made everyone fell loved and as though they were part of his family.
Bill graduated from Greenfield High School in 1951 and knew he wanted to serve his country upon graduating. He served four years in the United States Air Force. He moved to Arizona in 1960 and served the city of Phoenix working at the United States Postal Service for 30 years be-fore retiring to Payson, Arizona.
Bill joined his mother, father and sister Barb who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Peggy, sons Bill and his wife Carolyn, Jeff and his wife Christine, and Greg, his six grandchildren Kim, Kathy, Jennifer, Charisse, Sarah and Dakota, his eight great Makenna, Justin, Brandon, Grayson, Payson, Jack, Silas, and Annika grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews along with his large network of extended “family” as Bill had a way of making everyone feel as though he was their grandpa.
Services will be held January 15, 2019 at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, 200 West Beardsley Rd. Phoenix, AZ. Viewing from 10:00-11:00 AM and service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation in Bill’s name to Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd, Payson AZ 85541.