Charles Owen Williams

Charles “Charlie” Owen Williams went to be with the Lord peacefully while surrounded by his loved ones, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in Phoenix.  Charlie was born on Oct. 7, 1959, to Charles and Renee Williams in McNary.

A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, followed by a private family viewing at 11 a.m. and services at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at The Church of Latter-day Saints, Centennial Chapel in Taylor. Interment will follow at the R.V. Mike Ramsey Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.

Charlie spent all of his years in the White Mountains and graduated from Snowflake High School in 1978, where he was known for being a great all around athlete.  After graduating, he worked as a papermaker at the Catalyst Paper Mill, where he worked for 35 years.  On July 2, 1990, he married Juaina Amos.  They settled in Taylor, where they raised their family.

He lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, including camping, hunting, fishing, spending time with his nieces and nephews, and grandkids.  Charlie was kind to everyone and opened his heart and home to many people over the years.  He will be greatly missed by all that got the pleasure of knowing him.

He is survived by and loving brother to Nancy (Steve) Brimhall, Marcie (Glen) Allen, Dennis (Dixie) Williams, Susan (Loren) Hogan and Carol (Colin) Amos; children, Shalynn (Gordie) Nikolaus, Nick Cotney (Marli Powell), Kelsie (Josh) Owens and Kaylee Williams (Tony Zavala); and grandchildren, Brooklyn, Kanon, Ivy, Jaedyn, Aela, Bronwyn and Zoey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Renee Williams.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked to please donate to Juaina Williams to help with medical expenses.

Silver Creek Mortuary in Taylor handled the arrangements.