Walter Williams

Walter Williams

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Walter (Lee) Williams, 78 of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away January 25,2021 due to a car accident in route from Idaho Falls, Idaho to Carmel, California with his sister Sherrill (Lynn) McLeod, who also passed at the time of the accident.
He was born in Wheatridge, Colorado on October 18, 1942 to Leland and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Williams. He had one sister, Sherrill (Lynn) McLeod.
Lee received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Construction Management at Colorado State University. He worked as a Fire Protection Engineer and Head of the Construction Department at the Department of Energy for 27 years.
He married his sweetheart, Sharon Elizabeth Gorman, on September 1, 1962. They were married for 54 years. Sharon passed away in April of 2019.
In 1972, Lee moved with his family from Northern California to Idaho Falls, ID. He was involved in various activities and hobbies which he loved. Some of his favorites were fishing, hunting and being a member of the Idaho Art Guild. He loved to paint, read and do all sorts of puzzles. He did all kinds of work with his hands such as building furniture, word carving and oil painting. He loved animals, especially dogs.
Lee will be remembered as a kind, quiet man with many talents and a heart of gold. His love for teasing and telling jokes would always make you laugh, but his love for his family ran deep, steady and true. He will be greatly missed.
Lee is survived by his three children, Jodi Thorsen, Kristin Wathen and Kirk Williams, all of whom are married. Lee and Sharon had six grandchildren and five great grandchildren with one on the way.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Idaho Art Guild.
A memorial service will be at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:00 am.
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    Friday, March 19th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, March 19th, 2021 11:00am
    Buck Miller Hann
    825 E. 17 Street
    Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Judy Maurer

Posted at 11:40am
I'm Lee's cousin Judy (King) -- My Mother (Frances) and his Dad (Lee) were sister and brother. We had lots of fun times together when we were growing up doing things together as families. I remember especially the times at their house on Newland and the ditch that ran by there. One day the ice cream truck came by and we got fudgsicles. We thought Lee (being the jokester) was pretending that his got stuck on his tongue. We were all laughing, but then realized it really was stuck. I have so many fond memories and even though I wasn't in touch a lot with Lee as we got older and went our separate ways, his sister kept me updated on him and his family. I will miss him and his quiet demeanor and that cute little smirk he had. It's still hard to believe that this tragic accident happened.
Sending love, hugs, and prayers to all of the family. I wish I could have been there for the Memorial Service but I didn't find out about it until yesterday. God bless you all and may He bring you comfort, peace and healing!
Love, Judy

Barb Beller

Posted at 06:53pm
I am so sad that you Dad and Aunt were so tragically taken from you. I worked for Lee for years. He was a good person. I always laughed at his elk hunting stories carrying the same unused bullet each year. Take care.

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