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William W. "Bill" Williams


1927 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Bill was born Sept. 17, 1927, to William Wiley Williams Sr. and Minnie Berniece Spencer in Meridian, Idaho. He passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Yuma, Ariz. He married Karma Black in Elko, Nev., on Aug. 13, 1950.
Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps with the 1st Marine Air Wing from 1946-50 and received an honorable discharge.
Bill worked for DynCorp, spending 27 years at White Sands Missile Range, one year in Idaho on the Pershing II project and seven years at Yuma Proving Ground before retiring and remaining in Yuma.
He was a past master of Sacramento Lodge No. 24 in Alamogordo, past district deputy grand lecture, past district deputy grand naster District No. 11 in the Grand Lodge of New Mexico, past venerable master of Las Cruces Scottish Rite Bodies, where the honor of knight commander court of honor was given in 1982, and the 33rd degree inspector general honoray received in 1999.
Bill is survived by two sisters, Rose (Russell) Blair, of Rupert, Idaho, and Ruth (Richard) Bunker, of Forest Grove, Ore., and their families. He is also survived by Jay Black and Marie Potter, of Tularosa, and their families, and Linda (Jim) Jensen Hinz of Yuma, Connie (Jensen) Smith, of Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and Frank Jensen Jr. of Burley, Idaho, former residents of Alamogordo and their families.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karma; brother Charles Williams; nephew Bill Black; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank and Natalie Jensen; and companion the last 14 years, Charlsey Bridgeman.
Bill was truly loved and will be missed by all of us.
A memorial with Masonic Rites will be held in Idaho next summer and his and Karma's ashes spread in the Idaho mountains.
Donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital or a .
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2012
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