Prentice L. ‘Bill’ Wallace

Prentice “Bill” Wallace


Nov. 6, 1925 — Feb. 7, 2016

Prentice L. “Bill” Wallace was born on Nov. 6, 1925, in Portland, Oregon. He passed away on Feb. 7, 2016, in Seaside, Oregon.

Bill spent many years in the service of the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of commander. He was extremely proud of his military service.

After retiring from a long career in public education, Bill and his wife, Donna, owned and operated an oceanfront motel in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Many of their guests became lifelong friends. After again retiring in 1980, Bill and Donna enjoyed many travel adventures in the U.S. and abroad.

Bill was an avid golfer who took pride in his golf trophy collection and the hole-in-one he got on his 69th birthday. He enjoyed woodworking projects, making a number of furniture pieces for the family. We remember with some humor how his little red rowboat — so carefully constructed in the basement — barely made it up the narrow stairway to enjoy the light of day.

Bill is survived by daughters Cathy Wallace, Sandra Iovanne and Wendy Intiso; sons-in-law Tom Iovanne and Patrick Intiso; six grandchildren; and four great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna, in 2006.

Interment for both Bill and Donna will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 16, 2016, at 11 a.m.

Memorials in honor of Bill’s life may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice, 2111 Exchange St., Astoria, OR 97103, or to a charity of your choice.

Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria is in charge of the arrangements. And online guest book may be signed at



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