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Windell Leon Williams
July 28, 1940 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Williams – Windell Leon Williams, 83, died at home on August 14, 2023.
He was born on July 28, 1940 in Montrose, Colorado to Claude and Hassie (Smith) Williams.
His family moved around alot! Windell spent his childhood moving between, Washington, Colorado and California. He enjoyed riding bikes around the valley and played trombone in the band. He was proud of being in a quartet performing in shows, on TV and Radio. He graduated from Wapato High School in 1958.
A year later, he married his high school sweetheart and soulmate Brenda Ione Berry, and moved to Florence, Oregon where he worked for Davidson’s sawmill for 3 years. He worked for IGA as manager and produce manager for many years and then owned Wink’s Green Grocery.
He was very involved in the Jaycee’s and clowning in the parades.
Windell and Brenda moved to Zillah with their 5 kids to be near family. They helped build the Zillah Booster club. He retired after 25 years at Weyerhaeuser and loved hunting, fishing, camping, riding quads and his Seahawks (until Russell Wilson left).
He is survived by his son Guy of Kooskia, ID, daughter Maryann of Granger,
daughter-in- law Elaine of Mapleton, OR and Tom Hollowell of Zillah who he called his “other son.”
Fourteen grandkids: Jacob, Jeff, Joey, Whitney, Wade, Drew, Lindsey, Leanna, Morgan, Rafe, Lydia, Tronda, Logan & Brady; fourteen Great grandkids, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Windell was preceded in death by his parents, 4 siblings, wife Brenda, and 3 sons: Mitch, Doug and Greg.
Being a good dad was important to him. He always put his family first. He had a great sense of humor.
A memorial service will be held Saturday August 26, 2023 at 10:00 at Living Water Church, 225 3rd Ave, Granger, Washington. Potluck following service. Bring a dish if you can.