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Darrell Williamson

Darrell Williamson

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12/11/10 08:37 PM #1    

Garth Westover

Obituary #1 - Darrell J. Williamson

Darrell J. Williamson

Mon, Oct 21, 2002

AFTON, Wyoming - Darrell J. Williamson, 59, passed away October 18, 2002 at his home in Afton, Wyoming.

He was born January 30, 1943 in Ogden, Utah, a son of Arthur Williamson and T. Rosella Williamson Allred.

Darrell was reared and educated in Ogden, graduating from Ogden High School.

He married Jean Anderson February 9, 1962 in Ogden, Utah. They had a son Mathew Darrell Williamson. They were later divorced. He married Sherrie Andre October 3, 2001 in Afton, Wyoming.

Darrell and his brother Lee began loading gun shells and selling them. Later, the two boys and their father built the Williamson"s Sports Inn Gun Store, which they ran for 15 years.

Darrell moved to Afton, Wyoming, where he purchased and ran the Valleon Hotel. He named it Colter"s Lodge, and spent the rest of his life remodeling and operating it. Colter"s Lodge is still a landmark in the community.

Darrell is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Darrell will be eternally in our lives in so many ways. He is a Creator, Artist, Inventor, Builder, Teacher and Leader.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Brayden "Trapper" Williamson, 15, Casper, Wyoming; four stepchildren, Aimee White, 22; Ryan White, 21; Blair Kiesling, 19; and Modena Kiesling, 15. Also, his mother and three brothers, Lee A. (Carol) Williamson, Ogden, UT; Ronald L. (Diana) Williamson, Waynesboro, PA; David H. (Cindy) Williamson, Roy, UT.

He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Mathew Darrell Williamson.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Leavitt"s Mortuary.

Cremation by Leavitt"s Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.


Obituary #2 - Darrell J. Williamson


Wed, Oct 23, 2002

Jan 30, 1943 - Oct. 18, 2002

My dad was a very unique man with many talents. He was a creator, inventor, a master at taking on projects with no money, tools or knowledge and would amaze people with the results. His energy was like a magnet. People were drawn to him wanting to be a part of his projects. A few of these projects were Williamsons Sports Inn, a gun store, with brother Lee, Ogden, Utah. "Swamp Root", a private club named after an old time Elixir, Ogden, Utah. Yard-Lite Systems, an outdoor lighting business, Ogden, Utah. And Colters Lodge, a Hotel, restaurant and bar. Afton, Wyo. This last project was the most challenging and proving of his talents. He shared a 10 year relationship with my Mother, Julie Wyatt. And together we hope the memory of the man we know as standing with a denim cap tilted sideways, a yo-yo in each hand going "Round the world", and a harmonica pressed between his lips playing a catchy tune will never be forgotten.

Dad, your energy and your dreams will live on inside me. You are loved and will be forever missed.

I Love You, Your Son, Brayden "Trapper" Williamson

02/19/12 10:30 AM #2    

Garth Westover

Photo from 1991 Reunion

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