|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1922|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 2013|
San Diego County
This is my dad. He died peacefully tonight at 6:11 PM at the Sharp Hospital - Lakeside Hospice Care Center, La Mesa, San Diego county, Ca. All his family was present.
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Harold "Hal" Lloyd Williams, departed this life and into the arms of his holy father, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 6:11 P.M. Hal passed at the Sharp Hospital Hospice Care, Lake View Home in La Mesa, Ca. He is a resident of San Diego, Ca. Hal is married to the former Almedia Maria Hatcher of Pensacola, Fl. They were married on Sept. 10, 1943 in Pensacola. Hal was born in Patterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, on January 22, 1922 to Leo Lloyd Williams of Nebraska, and the former Ethel Agnes Van Gelder of New Jersey. His paternal grandparents are William Marion Williams of Illinois, and the former Francis Ellen Bondurant of Iowa. His maternal grandparents are Levi Hopper Van Gelder of New Jersey and Agnes Fonda of New York.
He leaves to mourn besides his wife Almedia, of the home, his sons; Robert "Bob" Thomas Williams and wife Sheryle Petrussa King, and by a former marriage, daughter Cynthia "Cindy" Rene' Williams - Baker (Barry Shannon Baker) and son Edward "Eddie" Troy Williams. His other son Jack Lloyd Williams, wife Martha Jean Elliott and their daughter Kathryn "Kathy" Suzanne - Buchans (James Curtis Buchans III). Hals great grandchildren are: of Cindy are Joshua Troy Redden, Kathleen Elizabeth Pauls, Lindsey Elise Pauls, and Alexis Shannon Baker; of Kathy are Michael John Buchans and Emily Marie Buchans. Step children of Bob Williams are Patty McAlpine (Stuart) and Amanda Spurgeon (children: Aylah, Anyah, Lucas, Ireland). And many many other family members and friends.
Hal was the most wonderful husband, dad, and Papa. He loved his wife so much and it seemed everyday he must have told her how much he loved her at least 50 or 60 times. They are the most loving couple you would have ever met. You would always see them holding hands everywhere they went. He loved everything about his family and bragged to everyone what a great family he has. Once you met Hal, you were his friend forever. He is a religious man and loved his church. Before he got too old he was an elder of his church. Hal was a career Navy man achieving the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. He retired from the Navy on January 10, 1968. After his retirement he worked for Pacific Southwest Airlines in their maintenance departments planning office until the airlines merger with U.S Aiways.
Arrangements are by Humphrey Mortuary of Chula Vista. He will be cremated and inurned at Miramar National Cemetery on March 22, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the University of California San Diego Medical Center Foundation, attn: Pam Werner, 9500 Gilman Dr., # 0853, La Jolla, Ca., 92093, or to Sharp Hospice Care, Lake View Home, 9472 Loren Dr., La Mesa, Ca., 91942. On the memo line of your check, please enter: In memory of Harold L. Williams.
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On May 20, 2013 our family had a memorial brick laying at the Sharp Hospice Care. Sharp has this wonderful minister named Teressa Vaughn. She read the following poem that all of us fell in love with. Here it is:
by Linda Ellis copyright 1996
I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone,
from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life's actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?
Leo Lloyd Williams (1890 - 1936)
Ethel Agnes Van Gelder Williams (1896 - 1948)
Harold Lloyd Williams (1922 - 2013)
George Walton Williams (1924 - ____)*
Edward Robert Williams (1927 - 1981)*
All My Love, All My Life
Miramar National Cemetery
San Diego County
Plot: Section I, Row 3, Site 6
Created by: Jack Williams
Record added: Mar 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106485985
Added: Mar. 11, 2014
I love you dad and I already miss you. But I am so happy that you did not suffer in your last days. Our lord and savior Jesus Christ now releived you of your pain and you are walking at his side through heavans gates.|
Added: Mar. 10, 2013