Robert Francis Williams
Feb. 16, 1944 – July 28, 2016
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Irish saying.
Robert Francis Williams passed from this life at home in Dollar Point on July 28, 2016. Even though he had only lived in Tahoe since 2011, he became known and loved as a gentle, kind, humble, courageous, dignified man. He found the love of his life, Colleen Kelly on Match.com and both their lives changed forever. He claimed to be Colleen’s “Ardent Admirer and Champion” and never wanted to be more than “four feet away” from the lady who became his wife. He became Dad and Papa Bob to Colleen’s sons, Damian, Patrick and Kevin and six grandchildren.
Born Feb. 16, 1944 in Redmond, OR, Bob was always looking for his next adventure and challenge. As a US Army Green Beret he served in Viet Nam, Germany and Panama. He received numerous awards for courage and performance above and beyond the call of his duties as Master Sergeant, including a Purple Heart. He challenged himself to be his best in all things.
Following 20 years of military service, Bob earned 3 college degrees and created businesses in Texas and California, most recently as Williams IT Services in Tahoe City. He was a Past Master of Mason Lodge of Roseville, member of Tahoe City Rotary, a devout Christian and a mentor to young people. He loved ballroom dance, classical music and to ski, hike, bike and fish our beautiful Lake Tahoe.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1 pm at The First Baptist Church, 390 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. Come celebrate with us and share your stories and memories of our Beloved Bob.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Boy Scout Troop 266. PO Box 6167, Tahoe City, CA 96145.