William Blight

William "Bill" Blight, 69, of Eagle Point, died Dec. 12, 2008 at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
    
He was born on Apr. 11, 1939, to Marvin and Hazel Blight, in Rapid City, S.D. He graduated from Custer High School in 1958. On Dec. 1, 1990, he married Barbara Tauriainen.
   
Mr. Blight retired from CWX Trucking in Reno, Nev. and in his retirement he enjoyed fishing, golfing, target shooting, watching professional rodeo, playing cards and traveling with his wife. His genuine friendship will be missed.
   
In addition to his wife, survivors are his son, Rusty; daughter, Jackie Anderson, of Idaho, stepsons, Bob Tauriainen and Gary Tauriainen, of Oregon; stepdaughter, Linda Mickelson, of Colorado, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Jane; and grandson, Garen Tauriainen.
   
A celebration of Mr. Blight’s life was held Dec. 19 at Reese Creek Christian Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
   
Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.

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