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Bill Odegaard, 81

| August 6, 2020 1:00 AM

Bill Odegaard, 81, of Clovis, New Mexico, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home.

A visitation was held July 13 at Muffley Funeral Home in Clovis. A graveside service was held July 14 at Hollene Cemetery, Hollene, New Mexico, with Chuck Odegaard officiating. Billy Wayne Odegaard, Trevor Owen, Dusty James Odegaard, Matthew Rikky Odegaard, Austin Adam, Tim Lee, Dusty Bass, and all of his grandsons served as pallbearers.

Bill was born Oct. 16, 1938, in Egeland, North Dakota, to Peter Gilhart Odegaard and Mae Elizabeth Rasmussen Odegaard.

He married Mary Evelyn Sagely May 7, 1965, in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. He went to work at J&R Body Shop in Clovis. In 1972, he opened Bill’s Auto Service. Bill was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Clovis.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Evelyn Odegaard; three sisters, Pauline “Polly” Nikolaison at Buffalo Hill Terrace in Kalispell, Lucy Gau of Fargo, North Dakota, and Doris Johnson of Cando, North Dakota; three daughters, Marie (Bob) Black of Clovis, Barbara (Jerry) Walker of Charleston, Illinois, and Pat Odegaard (Brad Cravin) of Clovis; four sons, Lyle Cattrell of Clovis, Curtis Cattrell (Renee Kerz) of Charleston, Illinois, Johnny Wayne (PJ) Odegaard of Clovis, and Roger (Paula) Odegaard; 10 grandchildren, Wayne (Johanna) Plummer of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Charolette (Wes) Davis of Charleston, Illinois, Kristy Cattrell (Jason Davis) of Charleston, Billy Wayne (Amy) Odegaard, of Levonia, Michigan, Zabrina Cattrell of Clovis, Cambry Odegaard (Dusty Bass), Amber (Trevor) Owen of Clovis, Dusty James (Michala) Odegaard of Clovis, Rusti Cattrell of Altamont, Illinois, and Matthew Rikky Odegaard of Clovis; nine great-grandchildren, Carley Coffey, Dylan Coffey, Austin (Alyssa) Adams, Christian Adams, Samuel James Bass, Eva Marie Plummer, Jersey Reid, Jonathon Reed, and Jaxon Delaney; and great-great-grandchild; Axel Adams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mae Odegaard; five brothers, Bud Odegaard, Howard “Dutch” Odegaard, Al Odegaard, Everett Odegaard, Don Odegaard and Robert Odegaard; three sisters, Luella Schaefer, Florence Nikolaison and Anna Mae Odegaard; a granddaughter, Rikki Ann Brazell; and his first wife, Wanda Novella Odegaard. Other survivors in the Flathead Valley include Amy Odegaard and daughter Sophia, and cousin Clayton Odegaard and son and daughter Russell and Marie.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, 575-762-4435, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.