Obituary: William Carl Moothart
William “Bill” Carl Moothart died at the VA Hospital February 27th, 2015 in Reno, NV. He was 82 years old.
Bill was born on January 30th 1933 in Rugby, ND to his parents, Stella and Carl Moothart. The Moothart’s later moved to Oakland. Bill graduated Oakland Technical High school Class of 1951.
Bill served in the Navy as a Yeoman. Then after service he started working for Piedmont Market in Oakland. In 1976 Piedmont Market in Tahoma became a year round market, and Bill was brought in to be the new Manager. The nearly four decades thereafter he played an important part in the lives of many in the communities of Tahoma and Tahoe City.
After his career as a Grocer, Bill sold timeshares at Tahoe Ski Bowl, and drove the shuttle bus. He then tended Bar at the Gold Spike, finally Tahoe City Golf Course. He retired after the turn of the millennium.
In his younger years he enjoyed touring in a professional dance troupe. Bill was an avid bowler and was league champion more than once. Bill served the Optimist club of Tahoe City. Bill had a handful of loves in his time and was thought of as family by many.
Bill relished in entertainment of guests. He would arrange card/board games, holiday parties, fishing and camping trips for anyone and everyone. Bill was always there to tell a story, listen, advise, or commiserate.
Although he had no children of his own, some will always think of him as Uncle Bill. He was a delight to be around, a jovial joker to the end. Bill is survived by a loving community of friends and his dog Sadie. Lake Tahoe will miss him dearly although the fish are feeling safer.
Shirley Wiley is available at 775-297-3701.
A celebration of life will take place April 11th, details to be announced, all are welcome to attend.
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