Lawrence William Tichenor
Jun 02, 1946 – Nov 06, 2016
Lawrence William “Bill” Tichenor passed away on 11-6-16 at the age of 70. He had a great sense of humor, zest for life and was joyful every day.
Mr. Bill loved the Sierra Nevada’s – A true mountain man and avid sports/outdoor enthusiast. He had a heart As big as the mountains he loved. He was a tele-skier, extended backpacker, climber, fly fisherman, and nature lover.
Bill was an advocate for environmental, political, and social justice issues throughout his life. He appreciated the solstice, ouzels, broccoli jokes, wildflowers, a good snow, and all music icluding Frank Zappa and the Grateful Dead.
Bill taught special education for 38 years where his quirky personality and purpose merged tosupport him and the children he touched. He was rather a pied piper with his tribe of special kids that all felt his love and support.
Most treasured was his family who were so lucky to have this gentle, zany, loving man in their life. As a father he was a impeccable role model of character. Always there to support with love and guidance those he cared for.
He leaves behind his life partner and wife of 37 years Lisa, his son Kirby (Sarai), daughter Elizabeth and brother Dwight. His pride and joy were his grandchildren Addison and Sawyer.
Lucky is the partner who shared a poetic dance through life filled with laughter and love. Bill will be fondly remembered by those who knew and loved him.
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir
A celebration of life will be held with family and close friends at his home December 3rd.
Donations can be made to the Sierra Club.