William E. Oliver

Mar 23, 1938 - Aug 26, 2014

William “Bill” was born at the residence of May Newnan. He was a life long resident of Carson City and graduated from Carson High School in 1956. He received his Masters Degree in Education from Lesley College in Massachusetts. William was a member of the Fond du Lac Indian Tribe from Bemidji, Minnesota. He was the third generation to work for the Stewart Indian School where he was employed as the Dean of students and coached basketball. While at Stewart he initiated the Police Cadet program, as well as developing the Northern Junior High League, of which he was President. William organized the initial athletic programs at both Dayton High School and Dayton Intermediate. He was an educator, coached football and girl’s basketball, and served as the athletic director. He also served as the secretary of the NIAA Northern League. As an teacher he taught social studies, served as the director of student activities, student council, and athletics. William retired in 2006, after serving 42 years in education. He was honored in the “Who’s Who, Among American Teacher’s” in 1990, 2000, 2004, and 2005. He continued in his special interest as a member of the Nevada Indian Commission, Stewart Indian School Advisory Committee, Stewart Pow Wow Committee, and Friends of the Nevada State Museum. William was preceded in death by his mother, Genevieve, 1975 and his father, William D. in 1987. He is survived by his daughter’s, Theresa (Doug), Dionne (Dexter) his son’s William F., Gary (Laura), Donald. Eight grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Services will be held on September 5th, 11am at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley located in Carson City, Nevada. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Stewart Indian Museum (Gift Acct), %Nevada Indian Commission 5366 Snyder Ave, CC NV 89701.


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