April 16, 1937 — Sept. 14, 2013
Bill McCown, 76 years old, longtime resident of Pollock Pines, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 14, 2013. The son of Floyd and Eloise McCown, Bill was born on April 16, 1937, in Niles, Calif. He graduated from Sonora High School, attended Westmont College, and received his Bachelor’s Degree and teaching credential from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Bill married his high school sweetheart, Linda Carey, on Aug. 31, 1957. In 1960 he began his teaching career in Castro Valley. In 1964 he decided he was tired of the city and moved his family to the beautiful town of Pollock Pines to work for the Pollock Pines School District as a teacher. He later served as principal of Pinewood for many years, but returned to the classroom because of his dedication to teaching. He taught at Sierra Ridge and was active in their athletics program. He had a love for teaching and a commitment to education and mentoring students. Even after retiring from teaching in 1997 he returned to Sierra Ridge to work part time as the Dean of Students.
Bill was dearly loved by his wife of 56 years, Linda McCown; and his children, Jeri (Bob) Avery, Matt McCown, Kelly (Cindy) McCown and Joni (Chris) Campos; and his sister, Susie (Dave) Ives. He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Matthew, Steve, Holly, Niki, Paul, Josh, Ty and Rebeca; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Eloise McCown; a brother, Leslie “Buzz” McCown; and his daughter-in-law, Terri McCown.
Bill attended the Pollock Pines Community Church, 6361 Pony Express Trail, where a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Partners in Care, P.O. Box 845, Placerville, CA 95667. Friends may sign an electronic guestbook and leave condolences at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com.