Wayne Williamson, 81, formerly of Treasure Valley, Colo., passed away in Denver, Colo., after an extended battle with cancer. Wayne was born near Plato, Mo. He attended Houston High School and moved to Harwood, Mo., in 1946. He was the third of seven children born to John T. and Ruth Howk Williamson. He sevred in the U.S. Army in 1946-1948 and again during the Korean War in 1951-1953. He met his wife on a vacation in Idaho and soon returned permanently. Wayne married Mary Belle Conn, the love of his life, in 1954 and settled in the Treasure Valley where he went to work in the floor covering business. They operated Williamson Floor Covering from 1967 - 1977. After 1977 Wayne and Mary were involved in several businesses including a real estate company (20/20 Realty) and building and remodeling homes. Upon retirement, they relocated to Denver to live close to their two daughters. Wayne was much loved for his gentleness, spiritual leadership and devotion to his family. Wayne was also known for his ability to build or fix anything from cars, houses, and machines. He was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Sharon (Michael) Miliward, Connie (Blane) Hicks, Wanda (Alan) Oppenheim; sisters, Fern Helton, Nell (Glenn) Paul; brother, Dean (Dorothy) Williamson; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Dean; and sisters, Mary Collins and Jewel Buckles.
Arrangements are under the direction of Meridian's Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home (105 E. Canton Ave., Meridian, Colo.; 888-4454). Visitation was on Tuesday August 7th from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 8 at the Meridian Church of God Seventh Day (1808 W. 3; Meridian, 83646) at l a.m. Graveside services follow at Meridian Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Denver Hospice for their care and support of both Wayne and his family. He will be in our hearts forever.