- Madras Pioneer - News
sp; Madras resident Floyd Wendell "Windy" Williams died June 8, 2003, at Mountain View Living Center in Madras at the age of 84.
Mr. Williams was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Caldwell, Idaho, to parents Floyd Wendell and Bernice Macy Hatfield Williams. He graduated from Caldwell High School, then served in the Navy as a diesel mechanic.
After the military, he and his wife, Ann, returned to Greenleaf, Idaho, where he worked in the Greenleaf mill. He then moved to Boise, Idaho, to work for the Sawtooth Company as a heavy machinery mechanic. In 1958 he moved to Rupert, Idaho and homesteaded 126 acres.
After selling the farm in 1961, he moved with his family to Madras, where he was employed selling farm equipment at the Jefferson County Co-op. Later he worked until retirement for the potato processing plant in Metolius as a maintenance supervisor.
Mr. Williams was a life-long member of the Friends Church. He will be remembered for his quick wit, wonderful sense of humor and his deep caring for family and friends.
Survivors include his brothers, Keith and Kenneth Williams, of Newberg; sisters, Madell Wonderly of Salem, and Ruth Carter of Roseburg; four children, Phyllis Krueger of Minneapolis, Minn., Dwaine Williams of Spokane, Wash., Kathryn Burke of Everett, Wash., and Dan Williams of Anchorage, Ark.; his beloved friend Florence Redding of Madras; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Anna Clara Macy Williams, and his brothers Macy Williams and Harold Williams.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., June 20, at Metolius Friends Church, with interment to follow at the Greenleaf Memorial Cemetery in Greenleaf, Idaho, at 10:30 a.m., June 21. Arrangements are under the direction of Autumn Funerals of Redmond.