William “Bill” Vien, 59, of Glasgow, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023 at his residence. A native of Pittsfield, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Alfred “Joe” Vien and Constance “Connie” Vien.
Bill was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hunting and hiking. He worked his dream job at Yosemite National Park for ten years, and then continued with the park service at Glacier National Park for another five years. He always had many stories to tell about his years with the park service and living in the high country of the mountains. His passions for the outdoors also lead him to be an excellent gardener wherever he lived. He enjoyed growing both flowers and vegetable to share with others, eagerly awaited the new plant catalogues every winter, and exploring new greenhouses ever spring.
Bill also loved spending time with family and friends, and made the ong trip home to New Hampshire as often as he could. He loved to play board games and card games, especially cribbage. He was a long time member of the “Laughs a Lot” game group here in Glasgow.
Bill was an active member of First Christian Church here in Glasgow, serving as a deacon. He was a graduate of the Education For Ministry program from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and went to become a mentor for the program in 2008. His love of serving others led him to help start a food pantry ministry, “Loaves and Fishes” at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in 2006, and the bringing the ministry to First Christian Church in 2015, where it has flourished, helping families.
In 2007, Bill married the love of his wife, Barbara. Together they enjoyed fishing, travel, cooking and weekly cribbage games. Their strong, loving, bond was evident to all who knew them. He was a great husband, and had a generous spirit.
Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred “Tiger” Vien and Todd Vien.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, Cousins Tina Mayotte, Metcalf (Roger), Tanya(Mayotte, Bitzas (Jimmy), and Jason Mayotte (Tammy); His loving Aunt Cynthia Mayotte; and many second and third cousins, whom he loved dearly, two brothers, Tabb Vien and Chris Vien.