Stanley Williams |

Stanley Williams

Memorial services for Stanley E. Williams of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City. A reception will follow at the church hall on Reward Street in Nevada City.

Mr. Williams died Tuesday, April 23, in Bakersfield, after a battle with cancer. He was 71.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1930, in Pinedale to Claude C. Williams and Amelia Yost. He graduated from East Bakersfield High School, and excelled in sports, particularly baseball, receiving a four-year scholarship to U.C. Santa Barbara. He served in the U.S. Navy as a gunners mate 1st class for three years during the Korean War while stationed in Japan. He married Joyce in 1950 in Bakersfield. He worked for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 460 as a master plumber until his retirement in 1980. After his retirement, he and Joyce moved to Grass Valley. He was a member of St. Canice Catholic Church and the Nevada Lodge No. 13 F & AM, where he served as Master in 1986, receiving the Hiram Award in 2001. He was also active in the Scottish Rite, Gold Unit Shrine Club and Native Sons of the Golden West, Quartz Parlor No. 58, and Senior Softball. He was also a member of the Local No. 409 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He enjoyed working in his home and yard, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce Williams; son and daughter-in-law, David and Kathleen Williams of Bakersfield; daughter, Kathleen Kearney of Bakersfield; sister, Margaret Hoover of Bakersfield; granddaughters Stephanie and Sarah Williams of Bakersfield.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Amelia Sylvia; and father, Claude C. Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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