William G. Boone was born Sept. 5, 1946 to Roy and Luella Boone of Capay. He attended Capay Elementary School and Hamilton High School, where he began dating the love of his life, Charlene Crosby. They were married in 1965, and lived in San Luis Obispo while Bill finished college. They returned to Capay and made their home on the family farm.
Bill was a man of many interests who believed in fairness and the value of hard work. He loved working with his hands and spent years building a dream home for his family. He enjoyed flying planes, both large and small. One of Bill's favorite past times was going out to eat with his wife. He valued learning and was a proud member of the Hamilton High School Board for 20 years and was inducted into the Glenn County Educators Hall of Fame in 2012.
He was a loyal employee of Norfield Manufacturing for 27 years and fully appreciated the company's willingness to work with him throughout his illness.
Bill passed away on March 22, 2013 at his home in Capay, surrounded by his family.
Bill left behind his beloved wife, Charlene; their children, Jeff Boone (JoAnn), Jamie Eltzroth (Eric), Jana Crizon (Luigi), and David Hanley; their nine (going on eleven) grandchildren; his mother, Luella Boone; his brother, Doug Boone; and sister, Debbie Pata.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Capay Fire Department or St. Jude's Children Hospital.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. and a memorial service is scheduled for Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. Services will be held at F.D. Sweet and Sons Mortuary in Orland and he will be laid to rest at the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Co. Rd P also in Orland.