Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
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Bill Ray Williams Memorial
Bill Ray Williams Memorial

Bill Ray Williams

Bill Ray Williams

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Bill Ray Williams, 75, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2017 at the University of Washington Medical Center from complications of leukemia.

    Bill was born on September 6, 1942 in Everson, WA, the 5th of 7 children to Robert and Lugene (Pritchett) Williams.

   Bill graduated from Nooksack Valley High School in 1961 and enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve. He worked at Skagit Steel until it’s closure, then worked for Darrel Johnson as a carpenter until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Wildcat Steelhead Club and the American Legion.

   Bill was an amazing husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Everyone will  remember his sense of humor, smile and his kind giving spirit. He was a very loved and special Grandpa to all his grandchildren and great-grandchild.

   Bill loved the Seahawks, camping, fishing the Skagit River and most of all playing music. He and Kathy enjoyed traveling the states and staying at their place in Mesa, Arizona where they made many friends and played music.

  Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy, at the family home in Sedro-Woolley; his son, Troy (Kim) Williams; daughters, Jamie Williams and Cindy (Chad) Flom; grandchildren, Nathan, Haylee, Shayla, Blake, Storm, Nicole, Colton and Cloe and great-grandchild, Cheyanne; brothers, Jack and Dale Williams and sister, Wanda Crumbacker. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sister Jodie and brothers Robert and Ray.

   A Celebration of Life will be held at Christ the King Church in Burlington on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 11:00am. Memorials can be sent to American Lung Association (www.Lung.org) or the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.

Guestbook

  • Chip and Linda Chambers

    Love and prayers to you Kathy. Bill was such a good man; quiet, kind and giving. Chip has known him going back to Skagit Steel days. He was a gift to all that knew him. He will be missed.

  • Sonny and Patty Olson

    Kathy, we are so sorry for your loss.

    We still can’t believe how quickly Bill left us, but now we are trying to focus on the beautiful times we had camping, laughing, playing music, watching football, and catching up on family memories.

    His hands and build always reminded me of our Grandpa (J.T) Williams.

    We will miss his dry sense of humor and if we were quick enough to catch it, his brief smiles.

    We truly will miss you but will be forever grateful for the many blessings, love and memories you gave us and being a wonderful cousin.

  • Linda and Rob Goodell

    Bill was a great person, help us out when we were new to the area, and will always be greatfull for his help and kindness. Rest in Peace Bill

  • Rick Engholm

    Kathy,
    Bill was a good friend, we worked together in the foundry at Skagit in the early 60’s, he always had such a positive attitude , so sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rick & Vicki Engholm

  • Sandra & Bill Loehr

    Kathy, my heart goes out to you and the kiids

    Kathy, we are so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a wonderful person… Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
    Love,
    Sandra & Bill

  • Ann & Dan Boehm

    I am in shock. Kathy I am keeping you in my prayers. I will save my hug for you in March at the Wells