Bill married Kathryn Rountree September 23, 1947. They had four children.
On June 16, 1973, Bill married Lois Derr.
Bill served during World War II from 1942-1945, earning the rank of Sergeant, and was crew chief of his radar unit in Europe. He was honorably discharged October 29, 1945, with three Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal.
Returning home to Gold Hill, Bill farmed and logged with his brother Elmer and their Dad. In 1953 Bill quit farming to log full time in the Kendrick area. In 1959 he began logging in the Coeur d'Alene area and moved there with his four children to be near his logging operations. In 1966 he moved again with the family to Thompson Falls where he logged in the area until his retirement in 2005. During his retirement years, he followed baseball each summer, rooting for his favorite team from his recliner. Bill also enjoyed playing cards; poker, pinochle, cribbage or if no one was available, his solitaire deck was always handy. He cherished visits from children and especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bill was a member of the Intermountain Logging Conference; a member of the Montana Logging Association, serving as president from 1978-1980; and a life member of the Elks from 1976.
Bill is preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn; parents; brothers, Elmer, John, and James Cuddy; sisters Ruth Armitage and RoseAnn Holt and son Robert Cuddy. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lois Cuddy; children, Thomas Cuddy, Jennifer Parent (Dennis), Lynne Martin (Glenn), Linda Cuddy, Cheryl Cuddy, Debbie Morse (Brent), Chris Moore (Debbie), Brett Moore (Cherie), Anne Young (Jim); sister, Wilma Watson; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service was held Saturday, May 2 at the Plains cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Thompson Falls Ambulance Fund, P. O. Box 1055, Thompson Falls, MT 59873; Shriner's Hospital for Children, 911 W 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204; or Clark Fork Valley Home Health and Hospice, 10 Kruger Road, Plains, Montana 59859.