|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1933|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 2009|
Leonard Leroy Williams, 76, of Wenatchee, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 9, 1933, in St. Ignatius Montana, to Jacque Leland and Rosalie Carmelita (Ashley) Williams. He attended Catholic school at the Villa Ursulines in St. Ignatius and other schools on the Flathead Reservation. In the fall of 1940, the family moved to Grand Coulee where his father worked on the Grand Coulee Dam and his mother cooked in the local restaurants. He graduated from Grand Coulee High School in 1952.
He was a veteran of the United States Army (1953-1956), Army Reserves(1956-1958) and of the United States Navy (1958-1959). He was a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Indian Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Montana.
He met the love of his life, Virginia Overbey, in Electric City after he was discharged from the Navy. They were married in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on November 5, 1959.
Leonard worked construction at several of the dams on the Columbia River before going to work at Alcoa in 1965. He was an equipment operator at Alcoa and known as "Chief" until his retirement in 1996.
Leonard enjoyed fishing at Lake Roosevelt with his fishing buddy Jake. He, and Virginia, also attended many Blue Grass Festivals in their RV. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Len was an exceptional father and grandfather. He will also be remembered as being kind to anyone and everyone he met. We will all miss his smile and jokes and his endless help and patience with Virginia's honey-dolist over the past 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Fred and Dick Williams and one sister Rose Ellen Hall.
His survivors include his wife Virginia, at home; sons: Ted (Maria) of Nice, California; Lenny (TerriLynn) of Woodinville; Ron (Rozy) of Wenatchee; and Fred of Wenatchee; daughters: Christy Such of East Wenatchee; Marci Williams of Anchorage, Alaska; and Vickie Williams of Dutch Harbor, Alaska; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Heritage Memorial Chapel. Burial will be on Friday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., at Spring Canyon Cemetery in Grand Coulee.
Virginia Mae Overbey Williams (1932 - 2009)
Spring Canyon Cemetery
Lincoln (Lincoln County)
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Record added: Nov 09, 2009
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