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“15th September 2016Today we had a Mass said for Bill at St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Worthing.We all have so many wonderful memories...Read More »
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“With deepest sympathy to my cousin, his sister Alice.R.I.P Bill. ”
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“My condolences to Bill's family. What a wonderful kind-hearted man, I met Bill some 40 years ago when he hired me at the Canyon Hotel for the pool...Read More »
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“Very sorry to hear about Bill. He hired me at the Canyon Hotel in 1981. What a lovely man. We stayed friends through Facebook but I didn't realize...Read More »
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“My condolences to Bill's family and friends. I had the great pleasure to work with him when he was catering manager at the Marquis. ”
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Bill Ransom, world traveler, painter, photographer, sculptor and great lover of the arts, passed away on September 5, 2016 after a valiant six and one-half year battle with cancer.

Bill was born in San Francisco to the late William and Maria Ransom. He was a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Fine Arts.

In his early years, he worked for the Robert Dollar Company in San Francisco. Bill moved to Palm Springs in 1973 – it was love at first sight. It was here that he began his life-long career in the Hospitality Industry. His positions ranged from Catering Manger to Director of Catering, Director of Convention Services at the Canyon Hotel, Marquis Hotel (now the Hard Rock), Spencer's Restaurant and Catering, Jackalope Ranch and lastly Director of Special Events at Palm Springs Art Museum.

Bill delighted in fine wines and cuisine. He was an ardent fan of historical England. He truly lived life to the fullest. A devout Catholic, Bill had pledged to help out at least one person every day. He could always be counted on to help anyone in need.

He leaves behind his loving sister, Alice Ransom along with relatives and friends around the world. A special thank you to his dear friends who supported him during his courageous fight against cancer: Serena and Nathan Godley, Sue Behnke, Ramona Skola and Ileana Flores.

Funeral services will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 2800 East Ramon Road, Palm Springs on September 12th at 10:30 A.M. Entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cathedral City.

Farewell, Sweet Prince, until we meet Again!