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Charles William "Bill" Haymart

Charles William "Bill" Haymart was born on November 25, 1937. He was raised in Missouri until the age of 10 when he moved to Mill Valley, California. From an early age he developed a love for the outdoors.

As a Junior in High School, Bill was invited to the Prom by a young lady by the name of Kaytie Lawrence. Bill graduated high school in 1955 and went on to serve 21 months in Korea with the United States Army. Upon graduating, he and Kaytie never saw each other again, until she had entered college and they met up. By 1959 they were engaged, and then married in 1960. By 1961, their first son, Scott, was born. Later came Andrew, and then Kelly. The Haymarts now have one grandson and three great-grand children.

Bill's passion for the outdoors was present throughout his life. During his career in underground construction, Bill continued to pursue his passions of hunting, fishing, (he loved hunting and fishing with his sons), abalone diving, and moto-cross racing with Scott and Andy.

After retirement, Bill took up horseback riding, which became one of his premier passions, which he also enjoyed with his daughter, Kelly. Bill joined the Sacramento Sheriff's Posse and served on Governor Reagan's honor guard for ten years. He was proud to carry the American Flag and had the opportunity to travel all over the nation in that role. At one time Bill and other members of the posse transported a trailer load of 24 horses from Sacramento to Washington DC for the inaugural parade for President Reagan. However, due to a severe snowstorm, the parade was canceled and the inauguration was moved indoors.

Though his other volunteer roles included that of volunteer fireman, paramedic, and Sheriff's Reserve office, Bill was known for his easy going temperament and patience. He displayed these qualities amongst his friends, co-workers, children and Kaytie.

After retiring at the age of 58, Bill and Kaytie purchased land in Truckee, CA where they created many a memory camping, horseback riding, and enjoying the outdoors. The couple moved to Gardnerville in 2004 where Bill worked tirelessly to make their new house and acreage a home. Bill passed away on March 28, 2009 - yet he left behind his legacy of serving his country, community and family, and a love for the outdoors that is still regarded amongst his family and friends.

Bill Haymart smiling Bill Haymart with a hat on smiling Bill Haymart fishing

Bill Haymart next to a jeep

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