Oct. 15, 1948 — Dec. 19, 2013
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Guillermo (Bill) Ynclan, a long time resident of El Dorado County, peacefully passed away on Dec. 19, 2013, at the age of 65. He was born to Eva and Guillermo Ynclan in Ray, Ariz., where he grew up to love and respect the outdoors. While running track and field and playing the trumpet in high school, he spent his spare time hunting and exploring the high desert mountains.
Graduating with a BS in Biology from Northern Arizona University, Bill taught at Flagstaff Junior High School for 10 years. He loved the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff and enjoyed a cowboy life of horses, roping, round ups and campfires. In 1984 he moved to the Sacramento area to marry his wife, Kathy, living an active life in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. He became a sworn peace officer in 1987 to serve and protect wildlife as a game warden for the California Department of Fish and Game. Post-retirement in 2009, he loved to work on his property in Shingle Springs, volunteer for the Food Bank at Light of the Hills Lutheran Church in Cameron Park and travel to Mexico with friends to ride their UTVs.
A man of faith, conviction and a strong moral compass, Bill had a sure sense of himself and was always willing to help with the needs of others. He lived life exactly as he wanted. He was a man to be trusted and a rock for his wife and a loyal son, who he cherished. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva. He leaves behind Kathy, his wife of 30 years and his 26-year-old son, Shane. His father, Guillermo, resides in Showlow, Ariz.; brother, Frank lives in Gilbert, Ariz.; and sister, O. Katrina lives in Cave Creek, Ariz. Additional family members, whom he dearly loved, live throughout Arizona and Los Angeles.
Though we miss him immensely, Bill is with his heavenly father and we have the hope and assurance of reuniting with him once again. Life is but a blink of an eye. Make the most of it by impacting and loving those around you to help better their lives. In that we fulfill God’s will and desire for each one of us.
A memorial for Bill will be held on Feb. 8, at 4 p.m., at Light of the Hills Lutheran Church in Cameron Park. Please bring a favorite photo of Bill to give to his family for the memorial table. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Light of the Hills Lutheran Church (in the memo section state “Food Bank”) at 3100 Rodeo Road, Cameron Park, CA 95682.