Corrie Matt “Bud” Williams, 86, passed away at St. Charles Hospital in Bend on Nov. 7, 2013. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family.
Bud was a longtime Lakeview resident and a devoted civic volunteer. He was a hard worker, a generous and loving father, and a man with many interests and talents.
Bud was born on Nov. 11, 1926 in Tokio, Texas to Ross Williams and Lois Marshall Williams. His early years were spent in Texas, and then his family moved to California. Bud joined the Navy at 17 and was stationed in Hawaii. When the war ended, Bud returned to California, where he found work as a lineman for PG&E and CopCo. He worked for Pacific Power and Light for 33 years until his retirement. Bud married June Wiebe of San Andreas, Calif. in 1950. Bud and June lived in Grants Pass, and moved to Lakeview in 1955.
Bud’s civic service in Lakeview was long and varied. He was an active member of the VFW, and worked as a volunteer for Mercy Flights, the Disaster Unit, Lakeview Fire Department and the Lakeview Police Department. He was a Camp Fire Girls board member and a member of the Masons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and flying.
Bud was preceded in death by his sister, Emily Williams McCluskey of Yreka, Calif.
Bud is survived by his wife June of Lakeview, daughters Donna and son-in-law Tim Meyers; Jolene F. Williams, and Linda K. Williams, all of Portland; his two brothers, Jack Williams, of Jackson, Calif. and Arlie (Pat) Williams of Eureka. Bud and June have four grandchildren: Steven Corrie Meyers, Luke Meyers, Hannah Wells, and Sarah Wells, and three great-grandchildren: Ethan Corrie Meyers, Riley Jean Meyers and Baylee Jo Meyers.
A service celebrating Bud’s life was held at the Lakeview Airport on Nov. 10, 2013 at 1 p.m., a place that was dear to Bud’s heart, as he spent many, many happy hours there rebuilding airplanes and flying. Donations in Bud’s memory may be made to the Lakeview Disaster Unit, PO Box 1007, Lakeview 97630.