8/11/1927 - 12/4/2013
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(86), born on August 11, 1927, passed away December 4, 2013 in Auburn. Devoted husband of the late Rosemary Lou Berven, Bill was born in Denver and raised in Boulder. Bill and Rosemary married in Boulder in 1948.
Bill served in the Merchant Marines and the Army. He served in Korea and learned radio electronics, later working as a manager for Unisys. Upon retirement, Bill and Rosemary moved to Auburn.
Bill is survived by three children: Melody (William) Connell, Carol Lee (Don Colton), and Mark Johnson; seven grandchildren: Christina Johnson (Gene) Reninger, Jennifer Johnson, Kyle (Grant) O'Connell, Kristin Lee, Kerry (Kelly) Connell, Mara Lee (Jack Durrell), and Kathryn Lee; and two great-grandsons, Matthew Johnson and Devin Johnson.
Above all, his family always came first and he built a life filled with love and acts of kindness.
A private service will be held at a future date. As Bill was always mindful of other people's needs, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Placer Food Bank or a
Published in Auburn Journal from Dec. 8, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014