Howard Douglas Williamsen was born May 2nd, 1937. Dad passed just before midnight on January 11th, 2022.
He was the son of Jack Raynard Williamsen and Anna Berniece Barnes Williamsen. Born the third of four sons. He was preceeded in death by his parents and his older brothers Ray Williamsen, Jim Williamsen, his younger brother Ken Williamsen, and his son Steven Williamsen.
Dad was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served for many years in the Cub Scouts. He graduated from Ogden High and attended Weber State College.
Dad married Joan Tolhurst in August of 1957. They share four children: Mark (Leslee) Williamsen, Jill (Stan) Southwick, Steven (Troy Callister) Williamsen, Lisa Williamsen. There are eight grandchildren, and there are 19 great grandchildren. They were later divorced.
He was raised in a family that loved hunting and fishing. Dad looked for every opportunity he could to be in the great outdoors with family and friends, and even alone.
Dad worked several years between Thiokol and Marquardt and was always working a part-time construction job to make ends meet. He was always a dedicated worker and a good provider for his family. When Marquardt moved their operations to California, Dad took the carpentry skills he had been developing over the years and made a career change into construction. Dad worked on a number of different construction projects. Dad really enjoyed doing finish work with the team at Ray Ward Construction. In 1980, when the economy turned upside down again, Dad went to work at Williams International in the quality department, finishing his career as the QA Lead.
For the last 24 years he has enjoyed retirement. For most of those years Dad went every week that he could to the family cabin on the east side of Bear Lake. Watering and mowing the lawn, fishing when he felt like it and enjoying the best view in the world.
Like so many, Dad was overcome by the effects of Dementia and Alzheimer’s; taking the mind and soul and leaving his body to finish the journey. Dad will be loved and missed by his family, friends and those that knew him.
Our thanks to the friends, family, and the medical providers that shared time and love with our dad. Our thanks to the staff at Sunridge Assisted Living and Memory Care in Layton, the staff at South Ogden Post-Acute, and the staff of Atlas Home Care and Hospice.
Considering our current circumstances in the world filled with Covid 19, there will be no services. His remains will be laid to rest at the Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden Utah.
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