Obituary: David Williams Sept. 21, 1936–Dec. 16, 2018

DAVID WILLIAMS Sept. 21, 1936 – Dec. 16, 2018

On Sunday, December 16, 2018, David (Dave) Williams peacefully passed away at home at the age of 82.

Dave was born on September 21, 1936 in Okmulgee, OK and was raised in Hobbs, NM. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in 1958 and his M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1962. Following internship at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, he served 2 years in the US Public Health Service on the Navajo nation in Gallup, NM and on the Rocky Boy Indian reservation in northern Montana.

After 4 years of diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, he practiced radiology at the Los Alamos Medical Center for over 37 years.

On December 27, 1961, he married the love of his life, Luella (Lu) Predoehl. Together they raised two loving sons in northern New Mexico.

Dave brought immense humanity, humility, and integrity in everything he did, both personal and professional. His gentle demeanor belied an underlying grit. A dedicated husband, father and physician, he recharged by working the soil in his garden, always eager to eat and share the fruits of his labors. This passion extended to raising generations of dogs, turkeys, guinea hens and geese.

Dave was preceded in death by his father, Alonzo David, and his mother, Mary Edna. He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Lu, son David and wife Maggie (Geovanny and Alberto), son Kevin and wife Jessica (Greta and Isaac), sister Donna Dyer, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday December 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, Los Alamos, NM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the American Cancer Society or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. The family of David (Dave) Williams has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley, 505.747.7477,