Frank Curry Williams



Frank Curry Williams was born Aug. 28, 1939, to Orville and Lillian Curry Williams at Siloam Springs, Ark. He died March 25, 2009.

As an infant he moved with his family to western Oregon. Following his father's work as a log truck driver, they made their home in Sweet Home, Roseburg, Glide and finally settling in Rogue Valley, Ore.

Frank attended Medford High School and graduated in 1957. He was married in 1959 and divorced in 1974.

In 1975, he married Norene Couser at Medford.

Frank began his Forest Service career on the Rouge River National Forest. He went on to work in the Kootenai National Forest in Libby, Mont. for nine years; then to Umatilla National Forest in Ukiah for two years. He retired from the Forest Service at St. Maries, Idaho in 1994.

Following his retirement, Frank worked summers with the Idaho Department of Lands St. Joe Supervisory Area in St. Maries until 2005 when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Frank's hobbies included working around the house and property, and fishing and hunting. He had a passion for old west items, guns and books. He was also active in the Single Action Shooting Society and Cowboy Action Shooting Society.

Survivors include his wife, Norene at the family home; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Buzz Skov, of Medford, Ore.; son and daughter-in-law, Curt and Cora Williams, of Mountain Home, Idaho; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shawn Williams of Rogue River, Ore.; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Dan Ruane, of Spokane, Wash. Frank is also survived by several grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mary Jo Williams of Noxon, Mont.

He was preceded in death by his father Orville; his mother, Lillian and brother, George.

Graveside gathering at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Medford, Ore. on April 3, 2009 at — p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the local Hospice.