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Stanley Michael (Stan) Williams (07-25-2013)
Stanley Michael (Stan) Williams, of Bayfield, CO, born November 17, 1949, in Monroe LA, passed away on June 22, 2013, surrounded by loving members of his family. Stan was a member of Bayfield First Baptist Church in Durango, a lifetime member of the Sertoma Club in Colorado Springs, and a volunteer with the Cadence Therapeutic Riding Program in Durango. He owned Denton Signs in Durango for several years. Stan served in the US Army in Viet Nam from March 1970 to April 1971, as a field radio mechanic with the 147th (LEM) Light Equipment Maintenance Company and was honorably discharged as a Specialist Five (SP5). Stan became a casualty of that conflict, having been exposed to Agent Orange. His family is deeply grateful and humbled by the overwhelming support of friends and residents of Durango and Bayfield. The medical assistance and compassion shown to Stan and his family by everyone at Mercy Regional Medical Center shall forever be remembered. During his final days he was comforted by this simple, yet meaningful prayer, “God is always good and I am always loved.” He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Nolan Williams. Stan is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Robin Williams, father, John Lee Williams of West Monroe LA, sisters Beryl W. Foster (MO) of Byers, CO, Cheryl W. Newton (Don) of Monroe LA, and brother John “Butch” Bearden (Peggy) of Valrico, FL. Memorial services were held at First Baptist Church, Bayfield, CO, at 10 AM, June 26, 2013, with Pastor Randy Ash officiating. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to members of VFW Post 4031 Durango, for rendering military honors to Stan for his service to our country. The family request donations be made in Stan’s name to First National Bank, PO BOX, 2910 Durango CO 81302-2910, in an effort to offset medical expenses or a charity of your choice in his name.