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Don Edward Williamson

1959 - 2009 Obituary Condolences
Don Edward Williamson Obituary
Don Edward Williamson, entered life January 23, 1959 and our beloved Don was so sadly taken away from us on October 10, 2009. Don has been ill for the past year and a half with an enlarged heart and COPD.
Don stepped to the beat of a different drum. He was not your average guy. His passion was Music. He was a drummer, sang, played the guitar and was learning the keyboard. He was his happiest when playing music. He really enjoyed working with different people and different bands all that began at age 18 when he bought his first professional drum set.
He was the only son of Tahl and Diane Williamson. He is survived by both parents, his mothers life partner Mary Glass, his grandmother Frances Craddock, his daughter Samantha Williamson Cardenas (Omar) and his only grandchild Don Omar, his sister Lori Roberge (Marc) her children Michael Williamson, Shane and Shanel Blevins. Sister Tammy Kjera, and her children Tracy Hombuckle, Rachel and Derek Moll, twins Corine and Kristine Kjera and Margaret Mary Kjera, and uncle to David DeValle. Don had so many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that there is not enough space to include all by name. His old friends from his days in Sunnyvale: His old and new friends in Lake County and his friends in the Band are all going to be remembered by his immediate family. Don's wife Mary (Conklin) Williamson predeceased him and they have now reunited in Heaven along with those that past before him.
Don had three very special people in his life other than his family: Johnny Hubbard who grew up with him in Sunnyvale and remained his best friend throughout Don's life: Denise Smith who has always been there for him for the past 34 years and had a very special place in Don's heart. They had a special bond between them. She recently moved here to be closer to him as he was having a difficult time; more recently Don found Debbie Sanchez of Los Angeles who he has known since 2002. He last spoke to her Saturday morning (10/10/09) telling her he would hop on his Harley and be down to get her in the spring as he would then be free. He was so blessed to have these three friends.
Don lived in Lake County these past 27 years. Though all have passed on Marguerite Boice Flagg of Lakeport and Don Flagg of Lower Lake were his grandparents. It goes back to the early days of Lake County starting with his, great, great, great grandfather W. Prather, his great, great, grandfather "Doc" Prather and great grandparents Marguerite and William Bolce.
Ms. Suzette Fenton, her children Rachelle, Raymond and Ryan Fenton lived at Don's home these past 10 years. Don truly loved these children and tried to be there for them.
Viewing will be on October 20, 2009 at Jones Mortuary, Lakeport during the hours 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Burial will be at the Lower Lake Cemetery on October 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm.
A reception, after his funeral, will be held at the Lions Club on Sylar Lane, Kelseyville, CA.
Anyone wishing to make a donation should direct it to the music department at Kelseyville High School.
Please share your memories by signing the guest book.
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Oct. 17 to Oct. 23, 2009
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