Our friend and loved one, Bill Grimes, was born in Glendale, California on August 6,1947. He attended Monte Vista Elementary School where he met his lifelong best friend, Rick Brees. He later attended Rosemont Junior High School, both in the Crescenta Valley area, later attending Crescenta Valley High School and Glendale College. After college, he was drafted into the US Army and served out of Fort Ord. Shortly thereafter, Bill moved to Oregon with his first wife where he had the great fortune of having a beautiful daughter, Kristina Lee. Bill was a long time lover of dogs, especially the Akita breed. His first Akita, Toke, was always very dear to him. He later raised Shofu, and several others, prior to enjoying Kuma, his current dog. While in Oregon, Bill worked for Marco Dental, Wilbanks, Coors and finally McClain machinery. During this time he purchased 22 acres of land and he built a beautiful custom home overlooking Hagg Lake. Bill later left Oregon to return to his childhood home in Southern California, where he married his soulmate, and longtime friend, Kathy. Kathy and Bill celebrated their honeymoon with a wonderful trip to Ireland, which had been a lifelong dream. While living in the Santa Clarita Valley, Bill worked for Childs and Albert, supervising the manufacturing of racing pistons and rods. Bill and Kathy moved to their beautiful home in Rescue, California, shortly after their marriage in August 2007. It was here that Bill truly enjoyed their 5 acres, and excelled in preparing wonderful meals, voicing his opinions and working on his beloved 1974 Ford Bronco. During this time, Bill enjoyed lively discussions with his friends, neighbors and family, all of which we would like you to remember. There are many stories to tell, and we would love you to share yours with us, through your posts to this guestbook.