Richard Woodrow “Waco” Williams, our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away in the early hours of Christmas Day following years of severe health challenges. He passed away at home with his wife, Carolyn, by his side.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 26, 1941. He and his sister were raised by their parents, Charles and LaDora Aeillo.
Richard attended West High School in Salt Lake City, where he met his soon to be wife Carolyn. After a short time of courting, they ran away and got married to begin their new life. Together they would survive 61 years of the challenges life brought, sticking by each other’s side through it all. They had two children, Kristine and Shane.
Richard spent his entire career, 40 years, working for the railroad. He started with the Rio Grande Railroad., which later became Union Pacific. He worked in various capacities throughout the years and loved his job most of the time and stuck it out the rest making many memories and friends along the way.
In his free time, Richard enjoyed duck hunting and trap shooting. He enjoyed many rounds of golf and found many passions in various collections over the years. He won many awards at various vintage car meets with his 1956 Oldsmobile that he rebuilt from the frame.
Richard is survived by his wife and lifelong companion, Carolyn, his daughter Kristine Gillett and son Shane, grandchildren Braedon and Kendall, as well as many friends and neighbors who will all miss him. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister and niece, Cindy Albrand.
Richards wishes to be cremated with no services will be honored by his family. Condolences and memories may always be shared with Carolyn and her family.
Aunt Carolyn, Shane, Christine,
Know that I am praying you receive the strength and comfort you need.
Richard will be missed. He was a great man. Prayers and special thoughts to Carolyn and your family. Love Joann Jessop
Richard I will dearly miss you! I loved working with you through the hospital. You have always been such a sweet heart to me. Prayers and condolences to your family. I am glad I got the pleasure to know you.
Dear Carolyn, Kristine and Shane
I have thought of Dick and his family on many occasions over the years. I was shocked and saddened to learn today that he passed away months ago. While I infrequently saw Dick in later years, I have some wonderful memories of him when he was younger, along with fond memories of Uncle Charlie and Aunt Dode.
Please accept my belated condolences for your loss.