Col. Arthur B. Williams

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Arthur B. Williams, 86, Colorado Springs, CO, passed away peacefully on June 25th, 2014. He was born in Kelso, WA, the son of Carl and Julia Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Karlene "Kay" Myhre-Williams, his daughters: Jan Williams, Kim Scheft and Lee Anderson; two grandchildren; and six stepchildren.

Art served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, in the U.S. Marine Corp in Korea, and in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam. One of the most significant events in his military career was surviving the Battle of Chosin Resevoir as a Marine Corp Rifleman. He was twice decorated with the Purple Heart. Art received his DDS in 1960 and served his country as a dentist and oral surgeon during the Viet Nam conflict.

Art and his wife, Kay, had fun entertaining family and friends. He also loved fishing, playing golf, and greatly enjoyed playing cards with his family.

Art will be greatly missed by family and friends who were strengthened by his faith, graciousness, good humor, generosity, determination, strong work ethic, family values and patriotism.

Art will be buried with full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Published in The Gazette on July 3, 2014
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