OBITUARY

William G Trowbridge

August 27, 1944June 23, 2012

William G. Trowbridge (Bill), age 67, of Visalia went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 23, 2012. Bill was born on August 27, 1944 in Compton, CA and graduated from Ramona High School, Riverside, CAin 1962. He met his wife at Ramona High School as well. Bill worked for the California Department of Forestry (CDF), which is now known as CAL Fire for 38 years. He began work as a seasonal firefighter in Lake Elsinore at the age of 17. He moved his family to Visalia in 1971 to continue his career with CDF, and retired as a Division Chief in Visalia in 2000. Billwas very well known in the fire family throughout California, where he was involved in numerous fires and emergencies throughout the State, including the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. He was instrumental in developing training facilities, and developed the first Tulare County Fire Protection Planning Office. Bill was involved in renovating many County Fire Stations and the development of replacement stations. Following retirement from CDF, Bill became the Fire Technology Coordinator at College of Sequoias in Visalia. Bill also was instrumental in developing the first State Fire Marshall Sanctioned Fire Academy in Tulare County. Bill is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith Dir Trowbridge, a son PeteTrowbridge and his wife Lori, their children Emily and Tyler; a daughter Cindy Branham and husband Mike and their children Zoey, Mikah and Billy all of Visalia; a sister Judy Williams and husband Kenny; niece Kristy Baron and husband Lee; a nephew Mark Williams and wife Jackie and their children Ashley and Gavin all of Riverside, CA. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, June 29, 2012 at Parkside Chapel, 3900 E Walnut Ave., Visalia, CA at 10 AM, followed by a precession to the Visalia Cemetery. A visitation will be held at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA on Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 29, 2012
REMEMBERING

William G Trowbridge

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Peggy Goolsby

June 30, 2012

So sorry to read of Bill's passing. I will never forget the kindnees he and family showed me in my time of need. Prayers for you all. Peggy Goolsby

james nanez

June 29, 2012

hello my names james v nanez although its been sometime sense i worked for cdf bill always had the time to talk with me..i will always hold deep respect for him...my deepest condolences james via alaska ...

Greg and Margie Smith

June 29, 2012

We have fond memories of working with you and Bill at the First Baptist Church Youth Group. We're so sorry to read of Bill's passing and pray that God's arms will surround you and your family as you grieve.

Amber West

June 28, 2012

You were an amazing man! You fought a long and hard battle. You no longer have to suffer, nor be in pain. May you rest in peace. ?

Jeff Weldon

June 28, 2012

I pray for a peace that goes beyond our understanding & comfort. We all lost a good man. Now he is free & dancing w/ Jesus in heaven.

Harlien Family

June 28, 2012

Your only son married my sister, and that should not have made us family...but it did. You and Judy had a Grandparents love for our girls, and for that, you too will forever be loved by us! Taylor still has (and loves) the little gray bunny gifted to her by you on Christmas morning 2000. I am praying that Jeremiah's promise in chapter 31:13 "I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow" is felt by Judy, Pete & Lori's family, and Cindy's family today. Thank you for your Godly example, Bill. See you in Glory. Paul, Roxanne, Breanne & Taylor Harlien

Darcy Terry

June 28, 2012

My thoughts are with the family. I went to school with his daughter.

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