Grant M. Williams|
1926 ~ 2013; Born Sept. 18th
Born in Portland, Oregon to David and Helen Williams, Grant entered this world with a twin sister, Caron. In 1928, he and his family moved to Seattle, WA. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1944 and went immediately into the Navy where he became a signalman in WWII. After that war, he attended the UW until he was "invited" back for the Korean war, due to a lack of trained military men. He served on an aircraft carrier. After completing his time in the service, he again returned to the UW, graduating in Economics and Banking. His working career, at this time included National Cylinder Gas, Alcoa (in Seattle) Devac, Inc. and Commerce Clearing House. He met and married Virginia Smith, had three children, and moved to Salem, Oregon, where he and Virginia opened ACME Personnel. Virginia passed away in 1996, and Grant continued working, ending his last 13 years by working for McCully Realty, Woodburn, Oregon. In spite of a progressing cancer, Grant enjoyed working in his garden and he became a Master Gardener. He enjoyed being a Precinct Committee State Delegate as well as a member of many clubs and committees. He is survived by his son Greg Williams, WA and his daughters, Judith Lawler (John), CA and Cynthis (Ronald) Johnson, OR and four grandsons, John, Jason, Mathew and David. He could not conquer the cancer, and so ended a happy life filled with a loving family, interesting work, many adventures and good times.
A life well lived!
In the near future, a private family memorial will be held to celebrate his life.
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 20, 2013