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In Memory of

Mark Andrew Williams

December 9, 1952 - May 10, 2017

Obituary


Mark A. Williams, 64, of the Snohomish area passed away May 10, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born in Everett, WA on December 9, 1952, and graduated from Snohomish High Class of 1971, where he excelled in baseball, football, and basketball, lettering in all 3 sports. Immediately after graduation, Mark was one of the last drafted into the US Army (draft #26 which ironically was the same as his SHS football #), where he was stationed in Korea. Mark served as General's guard, military policeman, and postal clerk. He received the National Defense...

Mark A. Williams, 64, of the Snohomish area passed away May 10, 2017 after an extended illness. He was born in Everett, WA on December 9, 1952, and graduated from Snohomish High Class of 1971, where he excelled in baseball, football, and basketball, lettering in all 3 sports. Immediately after graduation, Mark was one of the last drafted into the US Army (draft #26 which ironically was the same as his SHS football #), where he was stationed in Korea. Mark served as General's guard, military policeman, and postal clerk. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter (M16 rifle), and Sharpshooter (.45 caliber pistol) awards. He was honorably discharged in 1973. Mark loved everything about sports; he was an avid spectator, played, coached, and umpired/refereed. While in the Army, Mark organized military basketball and baseball teams playing competitively in Korea, Japan, and Hawaii.

Mark worked in the beverage industry for over 20 years primarily serving businesses in north Snohomish
County and on Camano Island. He loved his job and he loved his customers.

Mark was predeceased by his parents, Wendell "Windy" and Juanita "Nina" Williams, and his brother, Danny Williams. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Zeda; children, Tracy (Steve) Hoffman, Paul Williams, and Andrea (Chris) Padilla; grandchildren, Sam Hoffman, Jamie Hoffman, Tyger Padilla, Daisy Padilla, and Angel Padilla; sister Wendy (Jerry) Criscuolo; brother, Steve (Rene) Williams; and sister-in-law, Juanita "Nita" Williams. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their children, whom he loved very much.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, May 19, 2017, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Snohomish, WA. A Celebration of Life will be held for close family and friends the evening of May 20 at Williams Lake in Machias. Bonfire and potluck Mark Williams style.