William Webster Obituary, Death – Former Weld County Commissioner William “Bill” Webster will be fondly remembered by his colleagues in the Weld County Government. Webster, a commissioner from 1990 to 1998, died unexpectedly at home in front of his family. Webster’s family relocated to Weld County when he was a child, and he attended Greeley elementary, middle, and high schools. Webster was born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1932. After graduating from Greeley High School, he attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate studies. After graduating from CSU, he volunteered in the army and served for two years. He briefly returned to university before quitting again, this time to pursue his love in livestock operations.
Webster subsequently became President of Webster Land & Cattle Co. and Webster Feed Lots., Inc. after purchasing and expanding his previous firm. Webster, a true agricultural pioneer, put Weld County, Colorado, on the map around the world. He did so by devising innovative methods of feeding cattle. Webster later became a county commissioner in the 1990s, when he had a significant impact on Weld County. He was a driving force behind the creation of the Two Rivers Parkway, the Weld County Department of Public Works, and the county’s southwest building.
Webster has also had a significant impact on the Weld County community as the founder of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, a former member of the United Way of Weld County’s Board of Directors, the Greeley Stampede Committee, and the Greeley Planning Commission, and through his service in a variety of other volunteer capacities. Webster was passionate about Weld County, agriculture, and education. In fact, despite being 81 years old, he returned to CSU in 2013 to get his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. We want his family to know that we are thinking of them and that his tremendous contributions to Weld County will not be forgotten.