Rodger A. Williams Passed in his sleep February 12, 2013. He was 82 years old. In his own words, "My wife of 56 years [Mary Jane] gave me a wonderful life blessed with three remarkable children [Tracy, David, Joanne], whose children, and their children, are providing an eternal life any man would be proud of." Rodger served in the Army
for two years during the Korean conflict
. Upon returning home (Des Moines, WA), he attended Western Washington University where he received his degree in education and met his future bride. He was a teacher and administrator in the Tacoma school district for over 30 years. Following retirement from the district, he started The Homeowner Helper, a handyman business, which he ran for 20 years. He was a Sound To Narrows "Every Timer," never missing a race for 34 years until being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006. He was an active member of Kiwanis for 30 years and helped start Wilson High School's Key Club. He wrote, "The richest part of life is the love and friendship we share with others." He was certainly a wealthy man who will be missed by those who knew and loved him. At his request, no memorial service will be held.