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Leland A Williams

May 4, 2018 ~ January 26, 2018

The Mountain Dew stock fell today with the passing of Leland A Williams due to the fact that he will not be buying his large supply of soda.  Lee passed away January 26, 2018 at Panguitch Hospital. He was born May 4, 1924 at Pleasant Grove, Utah to David Charles Williams and Florence Minerva Anderson Williams.

            He was raised in Oasis, Utah where his family farmed. He graduated from high school there and attended Utah State University.  He received his degree in education and taught Industrial Arts. 

            He is a veteran of WWII and served in the Pacific theater. After the war he served a mission for the LDS church in Czechoslovakia. While finishing his schooling he met Jane Kathleen Hall. They were married in 1950 in the Logan Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen and their children: Debra Janikowski (Stuart), David Williams, Jolene Mallard (Duen), Eileen Gerloff (Dave), Robert Williams (Deborah), Dennis Williams(Beth)  and Lori Coleman(Clayne). They have a bucket full of grandkids:

30 grandkids, 55 great grandkids and 6 great-great-grandkids.   What a wonderful posterity they have been given. 

         He was preceded in death by his father, David Charles Williams, mother, Florence Williams, three sisters, Afton Wilcox, LuDean Varner, Shirley Brown,   two brothers, Verjean Williams, and Grant Williams and two granddaughters, Cheryl Allen and Angela Coleman. He is survived by his two sisters Joan Smith and Gwen McPhie.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the LDS chapel in Escalante, Utah.  Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 12:00.  Internment will take place in the Escalante Cemetery immediately following the funeral. 

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