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Vern S. Williams

October 30, 1920 to January 7, 2014 -


Vern S. WilliamsIn memory of Vern S. Williams, born in Tacoma Washington on Oct. 30, 1920 to Ella Sherrill and William Williams.

He died on Jan 7, 2014 in Beaverton Or. He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy years, Patricia Williams ne Pravitz, and their oldest daughter Penny Williams.

He is survived by his children Wendy Meusey and Vern R. Williams; their spouses Jim Meusey and Sandra Williams and grandchildren Andrew Watt and his wife Jennifer, Matt Williams, Felisha Meusey, Erin Williams and Kiel Williams.

After serving with the Seabees in the Pacific during WW II, he returned home and worked for the Bonneville Power Administration for over 40 years, retiring in 1984. Life was not all about work for Vern. He had his children, his grandchildren, and he was very active in his community, working with the Boy Scouts, the Optimist Club, the Tualatin Hills Parks and the Beaverton Planning Commission. He was instrumental in bringing several parks projects to fruition, including the Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park and the Tualatin Hills Nature Park.

Many of us will remember Vern and Pat riding in the neighborhood parades in his bright red convertible with the top down, weather permitting.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Vern and Pat Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund at Portland Community College. It will be a gift that keeps on giving.

Checks can be sent to:

Portland Community College Foundation in memory of Vern and Pat Williams.

PCC Foundation

P.O. Box 19000

Portland, OR 97280