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WILLIAM G. PEARNE, III

A memorial service will be held for William "Bill" Pearne, 81 of Biggs, on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Gazebo of the Biggs ­ Gridley Cemetery. Bill passed away Friday, September 11, 2009 in Chico.

Bill was born February 16, 1928 to William and Gladys Pearne and lived in the East Biggs area for 78 years. After graduating from Biggs High School in 1945 he served two years in the US Navy and was assigned to the USS Cavalier, sailing the Asian seas transferring troops. Bill returned to Biggs and farmed almonds, alfalfa and then rice for many years,

Bill married Eileen Causey Williams on June 28, 1959 and they had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He was a member of the Biggs Masonic Lodge for many years and a member of the Biggs Grange. He liked working with his hands, building and making things with his many tools he had collected. Bill also enjoyed hunting, boating and many years RVing.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce and Marge. His survivors include his wife, Eileen; daughter, Chuddy (John) Sheppard of Biggs; son Terry (Nancy) Williams of Richvale; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in care of the Brusie Funeral Home.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Sept. 16, 2009
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