Alan McMullin Williams passed away on July 14, 2023, of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 82. Alan was energetic, optimistic, and ambitious, with a big vision for life.
Alan was born November 21, 1940, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. Growing up in humble circumstances, he was taught the value of hard work but had a carefree childhood. Prairie hills and rivers were his playground. For a bedroom – he had the chicken shed outback where snow blew through the slats and had to be shaken off his blanket in the morning.
Our Dad filled our lives with wholesome recreational activity. Dad was a fearless snowmobiler, horseback rider and ATV rider, always comfortable as leader of the pack. He loved to ride and drive in the Canadian Rockies, Wasatch Range, and Utah and Idaho backroads. He made sure we had all kinds of off-road vehicles over the years which provided learning experiences and an appreciation for incredible vistas, fresh smelling pines, and a love for the outdoors. He knew every trail and cutoff; with his amazing directional sense we were never lost.
Alan married Venice Joan Jacobs on June 25, 1960. They were both 19 and headed out for college at BYU. He earned a zoology degree with thoughts of pursuing dental school. However, circumstances led him into the field of sales and business. He was a top pharmaceutical sales rep in California and then Utah, moved on to owning a successful realty and insurance business in Cardston, then back to Utah to become a partner in a commercial telephone company and long-distance service provider, his later years involved equipment leasing, and lastly financial coaching.
Dad often shared his testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He loved reading scriptures and learning about the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He got a lot of satisfaction out of serving in Church callings, especially being an instructor.
Dad leaves behind his wife Venice, and three children: Bruce (Sarah) of Kaysville, Stephanie Bryson (Jim) of Bountiful, and Ryan (Whitney) of Kaysville. He has 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to hospice nurse, Kristy Sage and Marcos Uboldi, hospice case manager.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Bountiful Stone Creek Ward Chapel, 1476 North 300 West, Bountiful Utah. There will be a viewing prior from 9:00 – 10:45 am. Interment follows at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Bountiful. Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Alan's obituary page the day of the service.