Bill Chilson, Passed away on November 7th, 2022 at the age of 67, at his winter home in Arizona. Bill was born on November 11, 1954, he grew up in Sunset, Utah, graduating from Clearfield High. It was in Layton at the Tic Toc drive inn where Julie worked, that he met, fell in love, and married his best friend, Julie (Scoffield) Chilson. They have been married 47 years.
Bill started working with the UP railroad with his father, then worked for IML Freight driving trucks. Bill decided he wanted something different and wanted to serve his community and serve he did. Bill started his law enforcement career attending the reserve academy with Kaysville PD. Was then hired by Layton City Police Department and then by Clinton City Police Dept. Bill served a total of 39 years in law enforcement, 37 of those years dedicated to the residents and community of Clinton. He served 29 years as the Police Chief retiring in March of 2021.
Bill was one of a kind and the life of the party. His irreverent sense of humor, vivid imagination and quick wit always kept us on our toes, if he saw you weren’t laughing ~ Watch out, he was about to embarrass you!
Bill loved sports, from coaching his kids and grandkids in soccer, baseball, and football., Seeing them succeed through collegiate level and playing alongside them in recreation leagues. Playing his final softball game just last month. His new found love of Pickleball, with his forever partner, his wife, Julie, was an absolute joy. Bill had a love of music, specifically 70’s music and would rock out to “Don’t Stop Believin’,” while playing the air piano. Bill, along with Julie and father-in-law, Ladd, built the most beautiful cabin in Island Park, Idaho, and it quickly became a favorite for family adventures. He shared many a day fishing, snowmobiling, riding the ATV, then relaxing on the front porch drinking coffee, watching the satellites in the night sky next to a fire. He especially loved the porch when it rained. Boating with his friends and family created the absolute best and most treasured memories of him, not likely ever to be forgotten. Bill’s friends and family were of utmost importance and if you were lucky enough to be his friend, you had a friend for life.
Bill is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Julie, son, (DJ) Dayton (Ronda) Chilson, daughter Erin (Dan) Behm, four grandkids, Hunter Behm, Trapper Behm, Addison Chilson and Morgan Chilson, whom he absolutely loved and adored. Bill is preceded in death, by his father, William Elwood Chilson, Mother Juanita, sisters Connie Thorpe and Sharon Moore.
Bill gave his family specific instructions on what NOT to do when he passed away, (no seriously we were threatened with being haunted forever). In keeping with his wishes, please join us in Celebration of his life. Although Bill would prefer everyone be in their birthday suits, the event center denied the request, so causal wear it is. Hawaiian shirts; comfy attire encouraged. Please come with an appetite and a story to tell of a memory or great time you have had with Bill.
Come celebrate with us November 20, 2022, beginning with a salute entry at 12:00 P.M. followed by a tribute, socializing and storytelling. Join us at The Country Weddings and Event Center, 3051 South 5100 West, Hooper, UT, 84315. If you are unable to party with us, we will miss you and Bill may haunt you forever, but we understand. In Lieu of flowers, have a beverage on the porch in the rain…