In memory of

William D. Brandt

Nov 5, 1947
Feb 4, 2022


The world lost a most beautiful and loving soul on February 4, 2022. Born on November 5, 1947, and named after Supreme Court Justice William Orville Douglas, his mother knew he was destined for greatness and wrote and illustrated a book about him after he returned from serving in the Marines entitled The Book of Bill.

Bill excelled in sports and in the practice of law, but his most crowning achievement was his ability to love others without judgment and extend a helping hand to all without seeking anything in return. His practice of law focused on representing those who had been wronged in some manner and making it right for them.

As a Marine, his spirit embodied a fierce protectiveness towards those he loved which extended throughout his life. No one knew this more than his two daughters, who received love, support, and encouragement unrivaled by anyone else. Possessing a wonderful sense of humor and boundless optimism, he remained positive during life’s ups and downs and served as a role model and mentor to many. Those who knew him feel blessed to have been part of his life.

Bill is survived by an amazing number of friends, his wife Lois, daughters Paige and Mattie, granddaughter Hadley, sister Lark and brother Jesse. Please cherish those you love-let that be your donation on his behalf. A memorial service will be held March 6, 2022 at 11am at the Illahe Hills Country Club.

The Brandt family thanks you for the kind and loving condolences and for the flowers you’ve so graciously shared with our family.

Service Information

Celebration of Life
March 6, 2022 11:00 Am
Illahe Hills Country Club
3376 Country Club Drive South, Salem, OR 97302

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Rand Martin and Brenda says:

    Lois, our thoughts and prayers to you. We always enjoyed visiting with you and Bill

  2. Brenda Glodt/Rand Martin says:

    Lois, We are so sorry to hear about Bill. We always enjoyed seeing you guys and our thoughts and prayers go out to you

  3. Brenda Glodt says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Bill. He was the go to guy and will be missed by so many, Always happy and positive. My thoughts and prayers to Paige and Mattie.

  4. Allan Yost says:

    I have known Billy since he was an 18 year freshman at Oregon State. There is not enough room to write all my memories. God Bless my long time friend and fraternity brother.

  5. Mary Parsons says:

    I met billy joe when I was a freshman at u of o. I was in awe of his charm, intelligence, and humor.
    Through the years we shared so many fun times. I loved singing his favorite songs with him at the bonfires. The party never started until billy arrived.
    Later I came to understand what a truly kind and generous man he was. If you every needed any kind of help or advice you only needed to call “billy” and he would come to the rescue.
    Never asking anything in return.
    I loved this man. There will never be another one like him.
    My heart goes out to his beautiful daughters and his wife Lois.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Lori warner-Dickason says:

    In my mind, I will forever see Bill dancing at our parties in my backyard. He enriched the lives of so many. We love you both, Lois.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Billy will always be a cherished friend… his uplifting spirit will not be forgotten.

  8. Kathleen Shaw says:

    Billy was so much fun. Anything we all did together, he just made it better. Wit, energy, intelligence, and kindness. He will leave a hole in our lives no one else can fill. My heart is with you Lois, Paige and Maddie.

  9. Buck Shaw says:

    The best times in my life were not about what I had, but who I was with. For me, that was Billy. Going to remember the good times.

  10. Craig Price says:

    The most loving father with a giving spirit that can’t be matched. Best attitude and was just A GREAT PERSON… Bill will be missed..

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