Our dad, Lynn Ross Williams, 76, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023. He was born on February 23, 1947, to Ross Edwin Williams and Blanch Rogerson Williams at St Benedicts hospital in Ogden. Lynn grew up in Kaysville where he attended Davis high school. Some of his fondest memories were his glory days throwing “the shot” and discus where he set school records. After high school he attended and graduated from Weber State University with a degree in graphic art. Lynn was an incredible, talented artist.
Before leaving for a dream job in Denver working as art director for the Denver Broncos, Lynn met Jean Gilbert and had his first daughter, Amber. Although they were unable to raise Amber together, he always did his best to make sure he was there when she needed him and know she was loved.
Later, Lynn returned to Utah where he met and married Valorie Kirch and had his second daughter Kimberley. They later divorced but stayed friends and raised their daughter together supportive and respectful of each other.
Lynn had many hobbies over the years and once he was in, he was all in. From painting and politics, to building and tinkering on computers, to collecting coins and art pieces, and most recently all things trains. He was a member of the Hostlers Railroad clubs for years and enjoyed learning and socializing there. Lynn would do anything for anyone. He spent countless hours volunteering for recovering addicts acting as a sponsor and friend. He overcame so much in his life and had so much knowledge.
Lynn was welcomed home by his father, mother, friends, and beloved dog, Pooja.
He is survived by his daughter Amber (Sean) Christen and granddaughters Kazee (Justin), Ciera (Gates), and Rain and daughter Kimberley (Spencer) McConkie and grandchildren Cohen, Lena, Mason and Lincoln, and his brother, Roger.
Lynn began battling cancer in May 2020. In December of 2021 he was given 1-2 months. He was put in the care of Fairfield Village of Layton and hospice where he beat the odds and thrived for an additional year and half. The family wants to thank the nurses and staff that loved him and took such good care of him there. He felt like the most popular guy in the place walking the halls and couldn’t figure out “why everyone liked him so much!” He had more strength than anyone knew, and we knew he was tough! His final resting place will be Kaysville Cemetery.
We will miss you dad. Your sense of humor and wit. The calls checking in “just to bug you.” The lunches at Sills Cafe. The wisdom you wanted to share whether we wanted to hear it or not. The love and concern for your grandkids. The closed mouth smiles. The reminiscing and stories about your past. The love that we all knew you had for us. We know you will be near and will hold on tight to the memories.
Graveside services will be held Monday May 15, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Kaysville City Cemetery, 500 E. Crestwood Rd., Kaysville, Utah.
Interment-Kaysville City Cemetery.