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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NWA Capt. Frederick A. ‘Fred’ Williams


From: RNPA News Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:27 AM
Subject: Requests Help With Fred William's Guest Book

     The obit from RNPA re: Fred Williams’ death last month included a link to a  “Guest Book” with which most members were not able to connect. Myron Bredahl  managed to get through to the “Guest Book” and leave a sentiment, but he was the  only one. Myron may have a better touch than the rest of us. I had no luck.
     When the link to the Guest Book works, friends of the pilot  “flown west” leave messages that the family will treasure over the  years. But if the link does not work the first time, many of us forget to try again later.
     Chuck Carlson, one of Fred’s many good friends, has agreed to help Fred’s wife “Jean” on Fred's obit for “Contrails.” The Guest Book link is not reliable and will be discontinued soon. Chuck asks that Fred’s friends send their memories and sentiments of Fred to his (Chuck’s) email address: cjc3505@gmail.com
     Chuck will assemble the entries for Jean to add to an album, and some may be used in the obit. Jean would appreciate any classic stories you might have about Fred, the funnier the better.
Fred Williams was one of my 707 S/O instructors in the summer of 1968. I must have scared him away, for Fred left the “flatlands” soon after and moved to the “hill  country.” I only saw Fred a couple of times after that, but I never forgot him. Fred was personable, professional, put his students at ease, and he was one of the better instructors that I had at Northwest.
      Please Send sentiments and stories to Chuck Carlson at: cjc3505@gmail.com

NWA Capt. Frederick Alton ‘Fred’ Williams
December 15, 1938 ~ April 27, 2013
Word has been received of the passing of retired NWA pilot and RNPA member Captain Frederick Alton Williams. Born/raised in Pennsylvania, Captain Williams was 74 years of age at the time of his passing. Captain Williams hired on with Northwest 03-27-1967 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1998.
To sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://spanishvalleymortuary.com/ Arrangements have been entrusted to Spanish Valley Mortuary in Moab UT. Their website notes that a service will be held May 11th at 6:00 PM at the family’s home, and that Captain William’s obituary will be added at a later date. Survived by his wife Helen ‘Jean’ Lewis Williams, personal condolences may be sent to their home at
3167 Far Country Drive , Moab UT 84532-3322.
Thank you,
~ Carol


From: RNPA News Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:35 AM
Subject: RNPA News: Fred Williams Has Flown West.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Fred Williams passed away this morning. Fred and Jean have been living in their new home in Moab, UT for the past couple of years. Jean would really appreciate any classic stories you might have about Fred, the funnier the better.
She can be reached at, Jean Williams, 3167 Far Country Dr, Moab, UT 84532
Chuck Carlson

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