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William Simpson (1949-2015)

William ‚ÄúBill‚ÄĚ Simpson passed away on Feb. 24th, 2015 at his home at the age of 66. He was born Feb. 3, 1949 in Weed, California. He grew up in the bay area and Colusa.

When Bill was 6 years old, he helped during the flood of ‚Äė55‚Äô by pulling people in boats to safety. He graduated from Colusa High school in 1967and he loved playing for the Colusa Redskins Football team.

He enjoyed cooking and gardening. He was known as ‚ÄúThe Cookie Man‚ÄĚ at Williams schools because he would make specialty cookies for the children every month for years. Bill ran Gilmore Security in Oroville and worked through the ranks, all the way to Captain. He then moved back to Colusa, where he got back into the medical field. He worked as an EMT II on an ambulance, then worked in the ER, OB, ICU, Surgery departments and the floor at Colusa Hospital. He oversaw the Commodity program for 11 years in Colusa and Williams.

He was proud of his heritage being Native American and German. He attended many Pow Wows and met with many people of various tribes.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Cheryle of Williams; Daughter Samantha of Marysville; Brother-in-law Ken Mack (Rebecca) of Cedarville,W.M. Mack of Marysville; Brother Wayne Carlin (Margret) of Anderson; Cousins Betty Castle (Carlos) of Magalia, Paul Williams of Princeton, Roy Williams of Oroville, Leona Hess (Fred) of Paradise, Kim Trayer of Oroville, Ruth Stevens of Reno, Bill Boyd (Liz) of Reno; As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill loved life and will be missed by many dear friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Lauren and Edna Simpson of Colusa; 2 unborn children; Sister Rita Simpson; Brothers Keith Malohn and JR Carlin; Nephew Kenny Roberson and Stepsister Delores Johnson.

A Memorial Celebration will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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