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Bimla Gill Rhinehart, 51, of Jackson, CA, passed away March 5, 2013 in Yuba City, CA. Born September 4, 1961 in Punjab, India. She was the Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission.

Bimla had 27 years of experience with the California Department of Transportation. She served for four years as the Division Chief of Right of Way and Land Surveys, and previously served as the Acting Division Chief of Budgets, and Deputy Director of External Affairs and Special Projects Manager.

Bimla moved with her family to Yuba City from Punjab, India in 1967 and attended Barry Elementary, Yuba City High School and Yuba College. She obtained her B.S. from CSU Chico in 1984 and later attended graduate school at UC Davis. She began her occupation with CalTrans in 1986 and built a highly successful career while earning the friendship and admiration of everyone she came in contact with.

One of Bimla's recent achievements was being a member of the review committee overseeing the Bay Bridge project. She was looking forward to participating in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony later this year.

Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Vernon Rhinehart of Jackson; parents Jagtar and Gurmeet Gill of Yuba City; sister Jasbinder Atwal of Yuba City; brothers, Balbir "Buzz" Gill of Yuba City, Kashmir "Kash" Gill of Yuba City, Jorawar "Joe" Gill of Yuba City; and fifteen nieces and nephews.

Prayer Services will start at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Final prayers and cremation will follow at Ullrey Memorial Chapel Crematory. BHOG services will follow at Tierra Buena Sikh Temple. Arrangement under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Mar. 7 to Mar. 10, 2013
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