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William Eames

January 3, 1950 - April 13, 2015

William Ernest Eames was born January 3, 1950 in Rumford, ME. to Katheryn MacKay and Rodney E. Eames of Bethel ME. He passed away unexpectedly due to an accidental fall in his home on April 13, 2015.
Bill, as he was know to all, grew up in Bethel, ME, attending local schools and graduating from Gould Academy in 1968. …read more

William Ernest Eames was born January 3, 1950 in Rumford, ME. to Katheryn MacKay and Rodney E. Eames of Bethel ME. He passed away unexpectedly due to an accidental fall in his home on April 13, 2015.
Bill, as he was know to all, grew up in Bethel, ME, attending local schools and graduating from Gould Academy in 1968. He went on to the University of Maine Orono, joining the fraternity TKE and was very active in student government and politics, graduating with a degree in Political Science. Upon graduation from UMO, Bill was accepted to the University of Maine School of Law, but the call of the open road was stronger than his desire to practice law. Bill travelled to Florida by bicycle with a friend to become a carpenter, later moving to South Carolina and then to Nebraska. Bill was quickly promoted to Foreman over a large crew of carpenters at the power plant being built in Sutherland, NE.

Bill quickly fell in love with the open Prairie of the West. From Nebraska, Bill transferred to another power plant project in Wolf Creek, KS, where he met the love of his life, Darlene Rentschier. They married and moved to Glen Rose, Texas in 1985 where he became employed at the Comanche Peak Power Project. They raised two daughters, Katy and Sarah, and Bill began teaching at the local schools in the mid 1990’s as work at the power plant slowed down. Bill taught Special Education and drove a school bus, fostering wonderful relationships with his students, until his retirement.

Bill was kind, compassionate and always quick to help anyone in anyway he could. Bill was friendly with a twinkle in his eye and a ready smile. He loved the outdoors and all of Mother nature’s offerings. He was a trailblazer, explorer, prospector and adventurer. He truly had a zest for life and shared it with everyone he met.

He was a natural born teacher, sharing his knowledge willingly with anyone curious enough to ask. He loved animals and especially enjoyed birdwatching, educating his entire family as to the joys of its splendor.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathryn and husband Pedro Santiago and their daughter Lara of Meridian, ID, Sarah and husband Scott Mixon of Boise, ID; a sister, Lorraine and husband Lonnie Zimmerman of Aiken, S.C.; a brother, Samuel and wife Pat of Manchester, N.H.; a brother-in-law, Keith Bowden of Melrose, MA; his mother, Katheryn M. Eames of Portland, ME; and several neices and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Rodney E. Eames and sister, Bonnie Bowden, with whom he shared a special connection of being born on her birthday when she turned six.

A graveside service will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery (southside) in Walnut Springs on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

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Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Oak Grove Cemetery

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WALNUT SPRINGS, TX 76690

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