Arthur Earl Williams

Arthur Earl Williams, 92, left this earth to be with his Heavenly Father on July 31, 2014. He was born in Aberdeen to Jesse and Mary (Canon) Williams on Sept. 8, 1921, the youngest of five children, Al, Gladys, Lila and Ray.

After graduation from Weatherwax High School, where he played drums for the high school band, he worked with his sister Lila at McGuire Lumber as a bookkeeper. He joined the Navy in 1942 where he served as a Radioman 3rd class in the Pacific Campaign aboard the Franklin Bell and Girard. Art was one of the people who heard the language of the “wind talkers” on the radio. After an honorable discharge in 1946 he came home a single man and went to work for the Chair Factory, where he met the love of his life LaVeta P. Crago, in six months they were married. Art helped to build his home where he and Laveta raised two children, Sandra and Danny, at home Art was also a TV repairman.

Art went to work in 1954 for The Daily World as a pressman retiring after 26 years, he also helped to build the presses that are in the building. He couldn’t stay away from being a pressman, so for another six years he would take the treacherous drive to Tacoma to work for the Tacoma News Tribune.

Art leaves behind his son Dan (Trish) special granddaughter Jasmin, Susie (Rich) Kapatsos, Diane Chenowith, Danielle Williams, Christine (Norm) Goodenough, five great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, Christy (Steve) Sayers, JoDee (Rob) Norton, Crista (Bruce) Rifenberg and grandson Gerald (Jamie) Macomber, and three more grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife LaVeta and daughter Sandra.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Light and Life Community Church, located at 2740 Simpson Ave. Hoquiam, Wash., with Brad Gill officiating. There will be a potluck fellowship following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to CCM or Channel Point Bingo.


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