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Obituary - Carl L. Williams


Last updated 1/5/2021 at 11:22am

Carl Williams

Carl L. Williams, 83, passed away at his residence due to natural causes Monday, December 21, 2020.

Cremation has taken place, and due to the pandemic, private family funeral services will be held before Carl is laid to rest next to his late wife, Alice.

Carl's family has suggested memorial donations be made in his memory to the Gildford Community Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.

Please visit Carl's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .

Carl was born on September 7, 1937, in Havre to Coleman and Sarah (Brumbaugh) Williams. He was raised outside of Kremlin, graduating from Kremlin High School in 1955. He moved to Edmonds, WA, to work for a time, and returned to Kremlin in 1976.

Carl married Alice Messmore in Coeur d'Alene July 27, 1982, and the couple lived in Kremlin until Alice's death in 2002. For the majority of his adult life, Carl worked for Burlington Northern Railroad.

In high school, he enjoyed playing basketball, and after, he enjoyed bowling, woodworking, pinochle, and watching basketball. For many years, Carl has been a member of the Gildford Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; parents, Coleman and Sarah Williams; brothers Emery and John Williams; and sons Steve and Keith Messmore.

Carl is survived by his daughters, Laureen Megofna of Cypress, CA, Dawn (Joe) Lippert of Cordyon, IN, and Elaine Messmore of Edgewood, WA; son Paul Messmore, of Victoria, TX; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred (Vic) Woeppel of Lynnwood, WA, and Bessie (Mike) Doll of Sandy, UT; brother Lyle (Dorothy) Williams of Kremlin; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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