William J. Bruton
July 27, 1947-Aug. 27, 2014
Grass Valley, California
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Bill Bruton died at Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, following a long battle with cancer. He was 67.
Bill grew up in Sunol and Pleasanton, graduating from Amador High School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army and spent three years stationed in Germany. In 2000 he fulfilled a long-time dream when he and his wife Linda moved to a small ranch in Grass Valley, which they shared with their daughter and granddaughter. Bill loved the rural life and could only be coaxed back to Pleasanton occasionally to visit his family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Barbara Bruton. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda; daughters Kim Hunter (husband, Jason); and Jennifer Goodwin; grandchildren, Hayden and Jake Jackson, Anthony, Christian, and Jonathan Hunter, and Kinsey Goodwin; brother, John Bruton (wife, Elena); sisters, Diane Larsen (husband, Gary); and Bonnie Bruton. He was a very special uncle to his many nieces and nephews, who called him Uncle Silly Billy.
At his request no services will be held.