OBITUARY

James Jim Alan Williams

February 8, 1959March 31, 2016
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James (Jim) Williams, 57, of Alpine, CA unexpectedly passed away March 31, 2016. Jim was born February 8, 1959 in San Diego, CA to Marion and Joyce Williams. He grew up in San Diego, attended Madison High School, went on to attend Mesa Community College and later Michigan State University where he played Division I football and was a part of the Big 10 Championship team of 1978. One of his favorite jobs was coaching football at Arizona State University where he met and married Elisa Boucher. They had two children, Michael and Courtney. He went on to coach at Ferris State before becoming a successful insurance broker. In 1998 he married the love of his life Linda. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to spend time with his family, grandkids, friends, and four-legged companions. He lived life to its fullest and could always be counted on for a good story. Jim is survived by: his siblings Duaine (Olga) Williams, Norma Jean Costello, and Susan (Mike) Martin; Children, Michael (Danielle) Williams (29) and Courtney (Jeff) Bradley (28); Grandchildren, Ryder (7) and Pyper (3); and many beloved friends, He is predeceased by his parents Marion and Joyce Williams and his wife Linda Williams. Memorial Services will be held 1200 on Friday, April 8th at the El Camino Memorial Park. In honor of Jim's memory the family wishes that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his honor to either the Michigan State University Football team at www.spartinfund.net or the Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue at www.sclrr.org.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 8, 2016

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 8, 2016

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Jerry Thomas

May 8, 2021

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing , I ran track with Jim while at Madison , he did the high jump , also he ran the 440 yd relay he ran the first leg which helped when I received the baton on the last leg, we always did well against other better schools, his work ethic was always a contributing factor to our success. Jim was a nice fellow, never hung out, but he always treated others well. You could tell even in high school Jim would always be successful at anything he did. Sitting here at 62 y/o it is hard to imagine how quickly time has passed by, just seems like yesterday when we were at San Diego Indoor Track meet and Balboa stadium for regional finals . Blessings for your family Jim , you did well my friend. JT

Jeremy Krome

April 18, 2016

Sad to hear about Jim's passing. We knew him only a short period of time but know he was loved by a great many people. Our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and co-workers.

Dave and Jeremy Krome

Tina Anderson

April 8, 2016

Jim worked on my businesses insurance account the last three years. He impressed me as intelligent, respectful and full of life. I was honestly a bit jealous of his hiking adventures and wish I had been able to experience some of them!

His love and pride for his kids, along with his compassion for dogs touched my heart.

It is surreal at this point, that he is gone from us.... I will miss his smiling face, but somehow sense we will see each other again in heaven!

Rod Strata

April 8, 2016

To the Williams Family
I was Jimmys host when he visited Michigan State University. I knew shortly after I met him he was an outstanding young man and would be a great Spartan. Since then we shared time together the last two years together at the Sparty bucket list golf outing. He was as vibrant as ever and still the good man who was my teammate many years back.
May God grant him peace and to you his family & Friends.
Rod Strata

Christy Stevens

April 7, 2016

To Mike, Danielle and the entire Williams family(s)....my sincerest, deepest condolences for your loss. Keep his memory alive and he will always be with you. We are never really sure of what the "reason" is - in the saying "everything happens for a reason" ... or what the lesson is - but one thing is for sure - Jim and Linda, both, would want you Mike, and you Courtney, to live your lives to the fullest and honor their memories by being happy in your lives. It is ok to be sad, and to miss them - that means that you loved them. I love you Mike and Dani and if there is anything, at all, that you need - you know exactly where to find me.

Barbara Morris

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