In memory of John Bernette Williams. He was born in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah
April 30, 1916. John married Julia Faye Jensen in September of 1937 and they moved to
Los Angeles, California where John was employed by Northrop Aircraft during World War
II. John later changed jobs, working as a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad.
The family then moved to Milford, Utah for six years and finally to 1720 East Moor
Dale Lane in Salt Lake City, Utah. John died in the nursing
home in Bountiful, Davis County, Utah on September 10, 2002 at the age of 86.
Life Legacy from Russon Brothers Mortuary
John Bernett Williams, age 87, passed away on September 8, 2004 at Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful,
following a short illness. John was born July 23, 1917 in Beaver, Utah to Raymond and Leona
Hodges Williams. Member of the LDS Church. John married Julia Faye Jensen September 7, 1937
in Beaver. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 1979 after working 37 years as a
brakesman-conductor. John was a man of many talents and abilities. He excelled at track and
field for Beaver High School where he held the state record in the high hurdles. He had a
beautiful baritone solo voice which he often used to comfort and entertain. He was a master
fly fisherman, and an expert at crossword puzzles. His greatest joy, however, was his family.
He reveled in their scholastic, athletic and professional achievements, and looked forward
to and enjoyed family gatherings. John is survived by his wife of 67 years; son: John Clare
Phyllis; grandchildren: Christine Goodwin, Scott Elizabeth, Jon Kelly, and Susan; and 7
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam and Betty, two infant
sons and by a great-grandson, Cody. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 14,
2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. View Cemetery in Beaver. Family and friends may visit Monday
evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main.
The Final Flight
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one' touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Faye Jensen, John's wife.
Road to Puffer Lake
Puffer Lake From the Boat Dock