Dennis Hugh Williams

Feb. 21, 1941 April 2, 2015

Dennis Hugh Williams, born Feb. 21, 1941, entered into his savior’s presence following a lengthy illness April 2, 2015 at age 74.

He was born in Waukesha and lived in Genesee Depot. He graduated in 1959 in Waukesha. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1960 to 1964 with stations at Travis AFB, Calif., and Shemya, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Caroline Williams; sisters Geraldine Schuyler and Helen Bralick; and nephew Jeffrey John (Burnell) Williams. He is survived by his loving family: wife Carole (Smith) of 51 years, son Doug (Heidi) Williams, daughter Brenda (Tom) Pasqual, grandsons Dusty Williams, Clay Pasqual and Brad Williams, and granddaughters Michaela and Kasey Pasqual. He is also survived by brothers Everett (Marlene) Williams, John (Joyce) Williams, Paul (Arlene) Williams, sisters Ellen (Elza) Manteau and Robyn Allen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dennis began playing baseball early in his life, working his way up and given the moniker “Cowhide” because of the baseball mitt he carried constantly. He played four years of varsity baseball, track and football at Waukesha High School. He played adult softball and as a member of the North Coast Officials Association, umpired men’s softball in Vallejo and Healdsburg, Calif., as well as coaching youth baseball there.

Retiring after 36 years with PG&E, he and his wife moved to the Fall River Valley to be near family, where he continued coaching and umpiring. All the local teams Fall River, Big Valley, and Burney knew of his faithful support by the appropriate team hat he would wear. Many knew Dennis by his easy laugh, contagious humor or just plain love for people. Though he will be missed by all, we will be comforted by precious memories of a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend.

A memorial service will be held April 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Intermountain Free Church, McArthur, Calif., with a light lunch following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests honorariums to the charity of your choice, or to Mountain Jewels Home, 527-960 Little Valley Road, McArthur, CA, 96056.