Lives Lived: William Grove |

Lives Lived: William Grove

William “Bill” Grove left his loving family and friends on Jan. 18 due to complications from glioblastoma cancer. He was 68.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Word A-Live Church on Spenceville Road in Penn Valley. A potluck will follow. Anyone whose path crossed this amazing man is invited to join with his family to celebrate his life.

He was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Newton, Kan., to Glenn and Ressie Grove.

He met Sharon, the love of his life, at 17, and they married two years later on June 9, 1961.

Mr. Grove worked at Furniture by Thurston for 18 years and was the owner and operator of the Little Red Tractor service. He was head deacon at Word A-Live Church.

He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren and those who loved the Lord. He enjoyed gold mining, driving his tractor, watching TV, throwing horseshoes and eating chocolate.

Mr. Grove was reared in a time when men worked hard and believed in doing the right thing. He provided for his family and was admired by many.

He could be counted on to lend a hand in time of need, whether it was a car problem, moving to a new place or just being a friend to talk to. His family and friends will miss him dearly; he leaves a huge, empty space in their hearts and lives.

He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Sharon; daughters, Candy and Amanda; grandchildren, Jesika and Benjamine, all of Grass Valley; and his younger brother, Jim, of Washington.

Arrangements are by Chapel of the Angels Mortuary and Crematory, Grass Valley.

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