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Bruce Kent Williams, 61


Bruce Kent Williams, 61 died October 19, 2014 in Anchorage.

He was born in Petersburg Alaska, July 31, 1953, to Noble and Sarah Williams. He attended school in Petersburg. In his younger years he worked at Whitney Fidalgo with Benji Lucas, his lifelong friend and partner in crime. He also worked in Kake as an electrician, a welder's helper on the pipeline, in Sitka at the Pulp Mill and numerous other jobs.

He spent the majority of his life in Petersburg, which he considered home. He loved life, his family and enjoyed the great outdoors (hunting, fishing and clam digging) putting up his catch, jarring, canning, drying and smoking fish. He was always eager to share the majority of his goodies with family and friends.

Bruce was always serenading those around him with a sixties tune, sometimes making up his own words, while breaking into his cool dance moves. He brought smiles and laughter to everyone around him.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Noble and Sarah Williams, his twin brother Keith Williams, grandparents John and Selina Hanson, uncles and aunts, Chris and Lucy Hanson, Herb and Rose Hanson, John Hanson Jr. and Ralph Strickland Sr.

He is survived by his three children, Shawna Burdick, Jennifer Leininger, Bruce Lee Williams; six grandchildren, Ashlea, Timothy, Joscalyn, Teghan, Bradley and Gracie; siblings Teresa Kinneen, Butch Williams, Eloise (Ole) Whitethorn; aunts Jeanette Strickland and Ruth (Tim) Droke; as well as countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, October 25 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Petersburg.


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