Lives Lived: Bill Geach
William (Bill) F. Geach died March 2 in Sacramento. He was 83.
Mr. Geach was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Grass Valley to William and Lorraine Geach. He spent his childhood and early adult years in Grass Valley. He graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s Academy in Grass Valley and continued his education at California State University, Sacramento.
Mr. Geach served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy. He became the Traffic Manager, and then a Vice President of Blue Anchor, Inc., in Sacramento where he worked for almost 40 years. He was devoted to his wife of 59 years, Mary E. Geach. She taught high school and upon their retirement traveled the world, enjoying the history and culture of each country they visited. Mr. Geach also loved gardening, the performing arts and always had a devoted pet to attend to.
Mr. and Mrs. Geach volunteered many thousands of hours over the years as Docents for the California State Capitol Museum. Mrs. Geach personally made many of their costumes and they trained other volunteers to be Docents. Mr. Geach was an “unofficial” member of Beta Sigma Phi, and was given the official title of Envoy. Beta Sigma Phi, of which Mrs. Geach has been a member for 50 years, is an international sorority that supports Cystic Fibrosis and many other charities. In addition, they both ushered for the Music Circus in Sacramento for many years.
Mr. Geach was respected for his values and integrity, and loved for his generosity, kindness and sense of humor. He will be remembered by us forever.
In addition to his beloved wife Mary, Mr. Geach leaves behind a sister, Lillian Womack; nephews Robert Fisher, James Fisher and John Fisher, and a niece, Diane Borden and their families. They all reside in and around Sacramento.
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