July 1, 1943 – September 20, 2015
William Firmage Rummler passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 20, 2015, at his home in St. George, Utah, after a valiant battle with cancer. Bill was born on July 1, 1943, in Long Beach, California, to Joseph Carl Rummler and Pauline Billie Rummler. He married his wife, Roxanne, on August 21, 1993, in Los Angeles, California.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was raised in the Southern Utah area, attending Parowan Elementary and Milford High School, where he enjoyed playing football as a linebacker, graduating in 1961. He attended the University of Utah, where he received his juris doctorate. After obtaining his law degree, he then moved his family to southern California.
He practiced with the law firm of Booth, Mitchel & Strange in Los Angeles, California for 38 years, 10 years as a co-managing partner before becoming their managing partner for 11 years. He retired from the practice of law in 2007.
His caring and humble personality allowed many people to feel safe with Bill. He was intent on changing people’s minds about lawyers, showing them that not all attorneys fit the stereotype. He loved people and felt privileged to have helped many clients during his more than 40 years of practice. His kindness was one of his greatest strengths, and he always had a way of connecting with all types of people and making them feel comfortable.
His passions included playing football, body surfing, driving fast cars, reading, listening to music and hiking. Bill loved the Beaver Mountains and spent most of his summers hiking those mountains.
He is survived by his wife; his two daughters, Kim Ulibarri and Michelle (Russ) Sneed; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Troy Ronald Rummler; and his best friend from childhood, Mitch Baxter of Milford, Utah.
- A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m., in the Southern Utah Mortuary, 192 N. 200 West, Beaver.
- A visitation will be held Saturday, noon-1 p.m., prior to services at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations sent to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.