William Albert Thayer

December 3, 1941April 16, 2019

William “Wild Bill” Thayer was born December 3, 1941 in King City, Calif. to Albert and Rosalie Thayer. He passed away April 16, 2019 at home in Placerville at the age of 77. A resident of El Dorado county since 1982, William was employed as a machinist by Aerojet until his retirement. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Coloma-Lotus Fire District and a member of the El Dorado County Rock & Gem Society.

William was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Robin Thayer. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Kathie; daughter, Tena N. Thayer and sons, Kelley P. Thayer and Robert W. Thayer, all of Placerville; grandsons, James Thayer of Chico and Josh Thayer of Cool; two sisters, Alberta Anthony of King City, Calif. and Bertha Israel of Hayfork, Calif.


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al raimondi

April 29, 2019

Very sorry to learn of Bills passing. I enjoyed working with Bill at Aerojet. He was and always will be a good friend. Rest in peace Bill.

Cathy Pinder

April 26, 2019

Mr. Thayer would come through my line or at self checkout when I worked at Safeway. I always enjoyed seeing him. He was kind and a real gentleman.
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I also know he is flying high and watching over his family.

Bryan Lake

April 26, 2019

Just found out about Bill's passing. I haven't seen Bill in a couple of years. I knew Bill through the fire department and as a neighbor. He was a great man. I will miss him.