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William ("Bill") McGrill, 13 Jan 1948 - 22 Feb 2006.
Bill and Katherine fell in love at first sight. They spent twenty wonderful years together, a time Bill once described as, "A first date that never ended." Bill and Katherine loved being outdoors together, especially on or near the water. They enjoyed many summers boating and swimming at Pinecrest Lake. Later, they developed a real passion for snorkeling the beautiful reefs of the island of Kauai. Both Bill and Katherine were skilled artists, Katherine working in ceramics and Bill as a woodworker. Together, they created works of art that are prized by family members and friends.
Bill traveled extensively through Mexico and Central America during the early seventies. His most memorable trip was a twenty-seven thousand mile journey in an old VW bus, where Bill's exceptional mechanical skills were often called upon, not only to keep his own bus going but also to lend assistance to many grateful fellow travelers.
The late seventies saw Bill pursuing another one of his passions, motorcycle roadracing. With his good friend Bill Johnson, they modified an old Bultaco Metralla into a two-time class champion in the AFM. A highlight of Bill's racing career occurred in 1978 when an organization of the finest roadracers in the northern California, the Solid Gold Racers, named Bill as their number one rider for the year. Bill called upon both his driving and mechanical skills in his profession of driving a nine-axle big rig for Mountain Cascade for the past twenty years.
Bill and Katherine's legacy of courage and love has been a true inspiration
to the many people who have come to know their story. They will be greatly
missed by all of their friends, but we are comforted by the knowledge that
they are together once again.