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Lyle D. Williams


Lyle D. Williams March 9th, 1914 - June 26th, 2007 Resident of Pleasant Hill Lyle Williams died in Walnut Creek June 26th at age 93. Lyle was born in Eaglerock, CA and grew up in Napa. He graduated from Napa High School in 1932. He then joined the Navy and did a peace-time cruise on the U.S.S San Francisco (a ship his father had helped build while working at the Mare Island Shipyard). That ship took him from

San Francisco around the Cape and up the Eastern Seaboard. He had fond memories of that trip. He also served during WWII with the "Lighter than Air" fleet that patrolled the West Coast out of Moffet Field. After the service he worked as a civilian for the Navy at the Oakland Naval Base supervising the transportation of material from ships to the base. He later did the same job at the Army base in Oakland. He retired in 1970 after 35 years service. One of the jobs he was most proud of was serving on the Grand Jury of Contra Costa County in 1973. Lyle is survived by his wife of 65 years Jacqueline and by his two daughters Connie Collins and Lisa Williams Willbrand, son-in-laws Steve Collins and John Willbrand, grandsons Matthew, Jesse, Nick and Ben and great grandsons Andrew and Evan and niece Linda Williams Fitsgerald.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful people at Sunnyvale Home for the extraordinary and loving care they gave to Lyle in the last months and days of his life. There will be a private service at sea for Lyle through the Neptune Society. It was his wish for his ashes to be scattered where he sailed through the Golden Gate so many years before. Please send any contributions in his memory to Kaiser Hospice.

Published in the Contra Costa Times from 7/8/2007 - 7/9/2007.


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