William Merwin Mosher IV
Jan 2, 1953 - Jan 6, 2017
William Merwin Mosher, IV passed away January 6, 2017 at the age of 64. He was born January 2, 1953 in Sacramento, California to William G., Sr. and Melba Mosher. After a life- long battle and suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis, he’s finally able to rest peacefully.
He is survived by his loving wife Kay of 39 years; daughter Melanie Mosher Baiz (Sean) and grandchildren Madelyn and William. He is also survived by his Mother, Melba Mosher; two sisters Faye Krull (Robert); Ouida Garms (Herb) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father William G. Mosher, Sr., Grandparents Lester and Fay Ledbetter, Grandparents William & Rosalyn Mosher, Great Aunt Alva Barton, Uncle William Ledbetter and Aunt Madelyn Valensin. He was a graduate of Elk Grove High School and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
He was a fourth generation cattleman in Sloughhouse, CA and South Lake Tahoe, California. During his childhood he went on many trips and visited many countries with his grandparents. He was owner/operator of the WM Cattle Co. Bill ran cattle from the Barton Ranch to their summer range on family property in South Lake Tahoe. With his easy going personality he had the same cattle crew for many years. While serving as President of the Amador El Dorado Sacramento County Cattlemen’s Association, he organized the Cattlemen’s Jackpot Show which he continued for over 30 years. He also served on the Sloughhouse RCD Board and the last several years as Chairman. He hosted many events including the Sheriff’s Ride and Elk Grove’s Project Ride at the Barton Ranch.
He spent many years helping with Elk Grove’s Western Festival Days. Bill was a 45 year member of Elk Grove Parlor #41 Native Sons of the Golden West. He had a love for agriculture, was an avid reader and loved his family.
A very special thank you to the medical staff at Mercy San Juan Hospital for their excellent care and consideration for Bill and his family during this difficult time. Bill was the anchor of the family and will be deeply missed by all.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul, 14673 Cantova Way, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683 Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Ride, 8840 Southside Avenue, Elk Grove, CA 95624
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA