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Obituary for Kenneth James Williams

Kenneth J. Williams, age 93, passed away at his home on June 15, 2017. Kenneth was born April 28, 1924 in Eureka, CA to Elijah and Thelma Williams. Ken grew up in Crescent City, CA until going to Humbolt State College. After Pearl Harbor, Ken was drafted into the U.S. Army as the first round of 18 year olds. He was wounded in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge, February 6, 1945.
After the War, Ken attended the University of Oregon where he met Pat. He married Pat in Tulelake, CA in 1949. Ken graduated in 1949 with a degree in Business Administration and Education. He received his Masters of Education in June, 1952. Ken spent the next 20 years serving many school districts throughout Oregon. After his career in Education, Ken became the first Administrator to the Board of Commissions of Yamhill County. He was involved in many groups, i.e. Masonic Lodge, Lions, Historical Society, Eastern Star and helped with many community and fire district budgets. Ken and Pat loved traveling the world. He enjoyed fishing, cutting wood and camping.
Surviving are his wife, Pat, daughter Sue Jacob, son Chris Williams, six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jim Williams.
Graveside services will be Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at Hopewell Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday, June 22nd from 4:00-7:00 at Chapel of Macy and Son. Memorial contributions may be given to Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation or Honor Flight of Portland, OR c/o Macy and Son Funeral Directors.


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Thursday

22

Jun

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Graveside

Friday

23

Jun

11:00 AM
Hopewell Cemetery

21600 Church Street
Dayton, OR 97111503

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