OBITUARY

James Edwin Williams

October 24, 1946January 31, 2019

James Edwin Williams, born Oct. 24, 1946, in Canon City, Colorado, passed Jan. 31, 2019, in Pueblo, Colo. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James V. and Hazel G. Williams; brother, Elton Sells; and sister, Geneva Sells Newell. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Christine Barela Williams; children, Matthew Williams (Mary Ann), Joetta Williams Bryant (Charles), Joseph and Jason Santistevan; brother, David Williams (Carolyn); and sister, Patricia “Susie” Williams Knox (Mark); granddaughters, Chloe Baur (Ben), Sydney Williams, Loryn Santistevan, Italia Santistevan and Andilee Gowin; and grandson, Jamison Santistevan; many godchildren, nieces, nephews, as well as great-nieces and nephews. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1966, and trained as a hospital corpsman. In April of 1968, he departed for Vietnam and was stationed there for 13 months at the Marble Mountain Station Hospital in Danang. He received numerous awards while serving in the military and was a great supporter of numerous veteran programs including Wounded Warrior Project. Jim was a longtime resident in Florence, Colo., where he started his career in the banking business. In 1989, he accepted a position as the Senior Vice President of the Bankers Bank of the West in Denver. He remained there until his retirement in 2009. Jim was a member of the Florence Volunteer Fire Department, the Jaycees and the Elks Club. In lieu of flowers, please make any contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project in Jim’s name. The funeral will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Eulogy will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by the Mass at 10 a.m. at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pueblo, Colo. His ashes will be interred at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, immediately after the service.

  • FAMILY

  • Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James V. and Hazel G. Williams; brother, Elton Sells;
    and sister, Geneva Sells Newell.

    He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Christine Barela Williams;
    children, Matthew Williams (Mary Ann), Joetta Williams Bryant (Charles), Joseph and Jason Santistevan;
    brother, David Williams (Carolyn);
    and sister, Patricia “Susie” Williams Knox (Mark);
    granddaughters, Chloe Baur (Ben), Sydney Williams, Loryn Santistevan, Italia Santistevan and Andilee Gowin;
    and grandson, Jamison Santistevan;
    many godchildren, nieces, nephews, as well as great-nieces and nephews

Services

  • Memorial Mass Friday, February 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

James Edwin Williams

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Debbie Chavez

February 10, 2019

I'll always picture him as Danny Zooko when he dressed up for Izabellas grease theme Birthday party. That black wig and the black high top converse!😊You will be missed. God bless his soul forever🙏💞

Larry Martin

February 4, 2019

As a banking industry associate of Jim, I had the pleasure of his friendship, great sense of humor, dedication to his purpose and life experiences. Jim was a pleasure to know and work with. He was always busy doing something and let no dust gather on him. He kept the BBW board entertained with his monthly joke. He provided sage advice and help to all who sought him out. A good person all around. Rest In Peace, my friend, you will be missed by all.

Dr Carlos Rodriguez

February 4, 2019

Thank You Jim for the blessed memories both as a good friend and a fellow Vietnam Veteran. Your dedication as a family man, and as a good and genuine person will be in our hearts forever. Adios Amigo, Vaya Con Dios (Good bye my friend, Go with God.)!!

Carlos, Sue and Family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY