Obituary: William Henry Fredericks Jr.
June 3, 2011
William Henry Fredericks Jr. was born on March 11, 1938, and was delivered to the Lord on May 20, 2011, in Reno, Nev., at the age of 73.His birth to William Henry Fredericks, Sr., and Veneva (Sidwell) Fredericks Alcock in Woodland, California, marked the beginning of the fifth generation of Fredericks in Yolo County. After graduating Esparto High School in 1956 and UCD’s Agricultural program in 1958, Bill married the love of his life, Darlene Hintz. His life was full of the things that he loved to do and his careers were diverse.Bill had friends from everywhere he worked and lived and in his travels always made life fun for all. He was a veteran of the Army in the era of the Kennedys andamp;#8220;Bay of Pigs.andamp;#8221; He served so proudly as an Military Policeman in the Hawaiian Armed Service Police (HASP) and also as a Colonels aide and driver.He established the William H. Fredericks Construction Co. and also was the owner of the Tourist Club in Truckee, Calif. He loved fishing and hunting and became a guide for both in the Tahoe Basin. He was also a past Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge.Bill is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 53 years, Darlene; brothers Steven Fredericks (Louise) of Oroville, Calif., and George Alcock of Costa Rica; Sisters Victoria (Bob) Murphy of Brooks, Calif., and Lisa (Gary) Bricker of Gold River, Calif.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Even with his failing health, Bill’s powerful presence, sense of humor and sharp wit was evident. He will surely be missed by those who knew him.There will be two separate services for family and friends. You are invited to attend the Masonic service for Bill in Truckee on June 11 at 11 a.m. and a Celebration of his Life at the Yolo Fliers Club on June 25 at noon. Donations would be appreciated by the American Diabetes Assn., 4600 Roseville Road, Suite 130, North Highlands, CA 95660, to the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Sacramento, or a charity of your choice.