Obituary - Chad David Williams
Last updated 6/18/2021 at 11:23am
Chad David Williams, 50, passed away after a short, intense battle with COVID-19 at Northern Montana Hospital on October 24, 2020.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church with Pastor Jack Mattingly officiating. His graveside service will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Highland Cemetery.
Chad's family has suggested memorial donations be made in his name to the Friends of the Havre Animal Shelter or the charity of the donor's choice.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.
Please visit Chad's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .
Chad was born on July 29, 1970, in Havre to David and Oma (Andersen) Williams. At 6 weeks old, his mother moved him and his sister to Okinawa, Japan, where his father was stationed. They then moved to Adak, Alaska, and then to Chesapeake, Virginia. Upon his father's discharge from the Navy, the family returned home to Havre.
From first grade onward, Chad was raised in Havre, graduating from Havre High School in 1988. He joined the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1989 and served until 1997, where he was trained in electronics and computers. His work in the Reserves made Chad a fire control man, servicing computers controlling the guns and missiles. During that time, he attended Northern Montana College, majoring in waste-water management and electronics.
He also married Gina Mayer early in 1992, and their son Brandon was born later that year. The couple divorced in 2005.
Chad moved to Helena to work at Helena Industries as the head of safety and maintenance, and he married Katherine Gilchrist in Helen in 2008. The couple divorced four years later.
In 2016, he returned home to Havre, and found a job working at Northern Montana Hospital as a bio-med tech, a position he absolutely loved. He remained there until his death.
Chad had a wonderful sense of humor, and he will always be remembered for his kindness, strength, and genuine compassion. He was always willing to help family and friends, but was steadfast in clinging to his convictions and beliefs. Chad has been referred to as a "true gentleman," a good guy who always helped, someone who made a lasting impact, a person who could make you laugh, and someone to be admired for his wit and wisdom.
He adored his "boys," his son Brandon and nephew Sam Ferry. He did his best to get together with them weekly to have dinner, play D & D, or go camping. He also dearly loved his "girls," Neuba and Patches, his feline companions.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Helen and Andy O.L. Andersen, Thea and Herb Williams and Olive Williams; and aunts LaVelle Black, Cathy Ingram, and Sharyn Andersen.
Chad is greatly missed by his son, Brandon Williams; parents, David D. and Oma M. Williams; sister, Tricia Williams Ferry; nephew, Sam Ferry; aunts and uncles Karen and Gene Cyr, Arnold Andersen, Mike Williams, and Leonard Black; cousins, Arnie, Andy, and Aaron Andersen, Reuel, Darin, and Ryan Cyr, Ginger Ingram Case, Angie Ingram, Mike, Shelly, and Penney Williams, Lenora Black Langman and Tom Cleese, and many, many friends.