Obituary: Ralph B. Williams

Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2001

Ralph Benjamin Williams died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in Juneau.

He was born Aug. 10, 1910, to Freeman R. Williams and Laura Bullock in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Ione E. Fallentine in 1933, and the couple moved to Juneau in 1944. He worked as the director of the Division of Public Health Laboratories for the state of Alaska until 1969.

He was a member of the Gastineau Philatelic Society, the American Society of Microbacteriologists, the American Ornithologists, the Alaskan Falconer's Association and the Alaska Audubon Society.

Williams was preceded in death by his wife.

He is survived by his brother Freeman R. Williams, Jr.; sister Eona Hoagland of Utah; daughters Constance Johnson of Sitka and Katherine Beckett of Rockport, Texas; grandchildren Craig and Clark Johnson of Seattle, Lt. Sean Beckett of Chesapeake, Va., Erin Lisa Casey of Abilene, Texas; and three great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Alaskan Memorial Park at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society.

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