George Eugene Jensen Williams passed into eternal rest on Feb. 5, 2013, at his home while feeding his horses.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1924, to George Albert Williams and Jettie Christine Jensen Williams at Oroville, Wash.
He was married March 24, 1951, to Margaret Williams in Wenatchee, Wash. The couple raised six children: Mariann (Neal Newman) Williams, Peggy (Pat) Liley, Philip (Cindy) Williams, Cindy (Steve) Lamb, Dalene (Mike) Godwin, and Chris (Silvia) Williams. George is also survived by grandchildren: Christine (Banny) Bancroft, Jay Patterson, Nakiah (Dave) Reiter, Craig (Suzane) Liley, Fiona (Colin) Pittman, Peter Williams, Angela (Erin) Burke, David (Amy) Lamb, Joshua (LiJen) Lamb, Talia, Panida, and Ying Lamb, Molly, Michaela, Sam, and Elias Godwin, Racqel (Shawn) Plank, Derek (Amy) Williams, and Lisa (Oliver) Underwood; and 21 great-grandchildren.
George spent all of his life ranching in the Oroville/Tonasket area, raising dairy and beef cattle, apples, and children. He especially loved palomino horses, trips to the Pasayten wilderness, gardening and raising flowers. He was active in diversified stewardship serving as a director of the Whitestone Reclamation District and was an area board advisor for the soil conservation service. He was named soil conservation district Farmer of the Year in 1964. He was a Peace Corps volunteer improving the quality of dairy forage feed in Jamaica, and participated in a church building project in the Solomon Islands. He was an active member of the Whitestone Church throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marian Kilmer Schedler; and infant daughter, Rachael Cristie.
Memorial services were Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Whitestone Church of the Brethren. Memorials may be made to the Whitestone Church of the Brethren.
Bergh Funeral Service, Oroville/Tonasket, was in care of the arrangements.