Michael Williams

Michael B. Williams

1944 - 2007

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62, born 9/16/1944 in Rupert, ID and passed away surrounded by his loving family on 1/3/2007 in Tacoma, WA. Memorial service to be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, 1/9/2007 at Lakeview Congregational Chapel, 4606 108th St., SW, Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008. Michael Bert Williams was born on September 16, 1944 in Rupert , Idaho and was the first of 4 children born unto Bert and Gwenn Williams. Mike passed away on January 3, 2007 in Tacoma , Washington surrounded by his loving family. Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to all that knew him. Mike spent his younger years in southeastern Idaho . His family relocated to and settled in Montpelier in 1959 where his dad worked in mining. Mike graduated from Montpelier High School in 1963 and joined the Army National Guard right after graduation. Mike met Billie Jean Carney in 1964 and they were married on February 20, 1965. They were blessed with 4 children. Mike worked for the Railroad for about 5 years and then worked as a heavy equipment operator and foreman in the mining industry in Idaho , California , Alaska , and settling in 1986 in Tacoma, Washington where he continued his mining career until he was forced into early retirement due to illness. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Billie, sons, Richard ( Joe ) Michael ( Dirk ) and ( DeeDee ), and Dennis. And 1 daughter Mrs. James Weisinger ( Lori ). Grandchildren, Brittany , Destiny, Michael, J.R., Alisha, Bryon, Brandon , Joshua, Ian, Damien, and Dakota. 1 Great grandchild, Shelby and 1 grandchild and a set of twin great grandsons on the way. 1 sister, Mrs. Edwin R. Jensen ( Cheryl ) all of Tacoma , Washington and 1 brother, Rick ( Sharon Galbert ) of Cameron Park, Ca. and numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful and special friends including Cherie, Melissa and Kristy. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Dennis. Mike was loved and looked up to by all who knew him. His knowledge, laughter, quick witt and great sense of humor will be deeply missed by us all. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Lakeview Congregational Chapel 4606 108th St. S.W. Lakewood , Wa . Luncheon will be held at 1:00 PM at the home of Edwin & Cheryl Jensen at 7402 So. L St. Tacoma , Wa . 98408
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