William John Flaws, 88, passed away after a brief illness at the Abrazo Central Campus, Phoenix, Arizona. Bill was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and moved to the United States in 1980. Bill loved to golf, but especially loved to fly fish in the tributaries of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Bill was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as Bishop in Tauranga, New Zealand, as well as multiple other callings throughout the years. Bill leaves behind Frances, his sweetheart of 64 years. He had four children- Pamela (Vearle), Steven (Sherri), Michael (Julie), and Kathryn (Dean). As well as Nam, Bac, Na, San, Wanyou, James and many foster children from over the years. He loved them all. His legacy will continue through his 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Haere Ra Wiremu. Services will be held at the LDS Chapel 22424 South Meridian Road, Queen Creek, Arizona. March 12, 2022 at 11:00am. (On Meridian, south of Ocotillo)
Flaws Family: So very sorry for your loss. I’m grateful for the times I was able to greet Bill over the past nine years, at weddings and baby blessings. While I never got to know him well, his face radiated joy and reflected years of laughter. He always had a sparkle in his eye and a warm smile to share. We’ll miss seeing him at family events, in years to come.
Warm wishes to all of you, at this tender time.