Obituary: John "Butch" Williams

June 7, 1950 - July 31, 2020

John N Williams, known as Butch, was born in Petersburg, Alaska, on June 7, 1950 to Sarah and Noble Williams. He attended school in both Petersburg and Cordova, and graduated in 1968. He went on to study Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance at Greeley, Colorado Aero Tech. He then studied Flight Training at Emery Aviation College. Butch returned to Petersburg and flew seasonally for Island Air for years, driving truck in the off season and saving up to start his new life. He met his wife, Debbie, when she was teaching in Kake, and they married in 1982. They had their first child, Karna, in 1983,...


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