Paul M. Williams

July 19, 1933

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December 9, 2020

Paul M. Williams

July 19, 1933

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December 9, 2020

Paul M. Williams passed away on Dec. 9, 2020, at Highgate Assisted Living.

He was born on a hot day, 109 degrees, in Miles City, on July 19, 1933, to Art and Dorathy Williams. He graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1951. He married his high school sweetheart, Jean Miller, in October 1953.

He was drafted into the Army in May 1954 through May 1956. He spent six months on the atomic proving grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started working at ExxonMobil Refinery in 1953, where he was a pipefitter and spent many years on the fire brigade, finally retiring in 1994 after 42 years. After retirement, he enjoyed going to his trailer at Cooney Dam and golfing.

One of his favorite pastimes was drinking “Snake Bite Medicine,” also known as beer, with all his grandkids and friends. He was also an ace at cribbage and pinochle.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Dorathy; and daughter Barbara “Toots” Hengelfelt.

Survivors are his wife Jean; daughter Kathy “Kath” (Jim) Garretson; grandchildren Tyona (Squirt) (Matt) Albrecht, Eric (LeeBobber) (Robin) Stauffer, Justin (Paul) (Autum) Hengelfelt; great-grandchildren Katie, Abby, Danelle, Madison, Tom, Sam and Elli.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2021.

Condolences may be made at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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5 thoughts on “Paul M. Williams”

  1. JEAN:
    Our sincere condolences to you on Paul’s passing. Karen and I are
    currently living in Missoula.
    Jack & Karen Robinson

  2. Paul was so faithful to go play cribbage or cards with dad (Dan) for so many years. That was a treasured time for dad, as well as Harold. I never understood cribbage, even though they tried many, many times to explain it to me! :-). I always enjoyed watching them! Our deepest sympathies to you all. Rick & Susan Harpster

  3. Our hearts go out to you and your family Jean in the death of Paul. I will always be able to picture Paul riding on his bike past our house in the morning cigarette and all. Enjoyed having you as a neighbor and delivering your paper for years. God Bless

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