FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home

1637 Esmeralda Place, Minden, NV


James Wesley Williams

February 8, 1937January 14, 2020

James (Jim) W. Williams, 82, had a permanent change of station (PCS) to heaven on 14 January 2020. Jim peacefully died in his Minden, Nevada, home from complications related to the commonly known Lou Gehrig‘s disease. Jim leaves his dedicated wife, Paulette, of over 40 years and his three dynamic kids: Cindy, Wes, and Cathy, along with their wonderful spouses and his four talented grandchildren. Jim’s remarkable life encompassed a 30 year career at China Lake, California, supporting our military endeavors with his heart especially attached to the HARM team. In addition, Jim spent 20 years active military service which included NASA’s Apollo capsule retrieval program. Recreationally, Jim was a pilot, tinkered with cars, built a home, walked England coast to coast, and devoured books. Yes, his talents were very diverse. His sense of humor and his million dollar smile remained with him to the end. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the High Sierra Fellowship’s building fund.


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Sheri Khan

February 13, 2020

I will always remember how kind Uncle Jim was to me, Dante and Desi. He had a wonderful welcoming spirit.
My deepest sympathy, Aunt Paul❤️

Connie Pasqual

January 20, 2020

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the passing of Jim. JIM and Paulette were a lovely couple and they always made me feel like part of the family.

Connie Pasqual

January 20, 2020

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the passing of Jim. Jim and Paulette were a lovely couple who always made me feel like part of the family.
Love & Prayers

Celeste Taylor

January 16, 2020

We will always remember our last meal in Sacramento with Uncle Jim. His witty intellect kept us on our toes. Thank you for sharing your light. We love you Uncle Jim. 💗 Love, Celeste & Ali

Marsha Khan

January 16, 2020

I remember at every family gathering JIM made sure that every single person in the room felt like the most important person in attendance.
How do you ever thank someone for loving your sister? JIM and Paul were “equally yoked” and God shined on their love❤️
Love & sympathy,
SATISH, Marsha & family

Shirley Bowen Connors

January 16, 2020

Our sympathies to all of you on the passing of Jim. May you find comfort in all the fond memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Shirley & Mike