Bill Sheatsly

Onnie Mackenzie


Another sad loss. Bill was a really nice guy and a very talented cartoonist. He had a delightful and quirky personality with a great sense of humor.

Neale Adams

I'm sad to have to pass on the news that Bill Sheatsley died August 14. 

An obituary appeared in a Santa Barbara newspaper that gives some biographical details and an account of his spiritual life. See the obit on these In Memory pages.

He was a good friend and will be missed. I think I may express our sympathy to his wife Stevie and the family.

Ted and Tracy Truman

Oh my!

I did not know Bill well at Amherst though like most of us I knew him because generally we knew almost everyone.  If I knew about his spiritual life, including that part spent in Millbrook not far from where Tracy and I spend half of each year, I had forgotten it.

Some time ago, he was "assigned" me as an associate agent for the Alumni Fund.  For at least 10 years, I would call him. Sometimes I would just talk to Stevie. Sometimes he would call me back.  Many times I would reach him and we'd talk about what we were doing.  He was always jovial.  In addition, he was a regular, consistent contributor, sometimes grousing a bit, but a regular. This is only important in that it is clear to me that Amherst was something special for him.

I was delighted that he and Stevie made it to our 50th.

Whoever writes should feel free to use or not use any of this.


Wythe Holt
August 25, 2015

Bill Sheatsley was one of the kindest, gentlest, and wisest correspondents I was fortunate enough to enjoy in my stints as Class Secretary.  I too enjoyed seeing Stevie and Bill at our 50th reunion.