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James (Kurt) Williams May 14, 1956 - August 21, 2020

James Kurt Williams passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, August 21, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children. Kurt was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy in April 2014. He fought this disease bravely and with a positive and grateful attitude.

Kurt was born May 14, 1956, to Peter J. Williams and Carol G. Williams, in El Paso, Texas. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Idaho. They lived in Blackfoot and Burley before settling in Boise where Kurt graduated from Capitol High School in 1974. He loved Basketball and spending time with his 4 brothers.

Kurt attended Ricks College and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Tokyo, Japan. Kurt finished his bachelor’s degree at Boise State University, where he met Tammi J. Mitchell. They were married March 23, 1979, in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Kurt had a rich and fulfilling career in human resources. He loved his 4 daughters, 1 son and 14 grandchildren. He spent his time coaching his children, serving his friends and neighbors, actively participating in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (serving for a time as a Bishop of Centennial Ward) and loving all he met. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Tammi, his 5 children, Sunni Lewis (Hyrum), Tiffany Christensen (Llyr), Katie Moss (Craig), Melissa Erickson (Dallin) and Tucker Williams, his father, Peter J. Williams, and his 4 brothers, Brad, Bruce, Mark and Todd. The world lost a brave and kind Superman!

In honor of Kurt, please consider donating to research at moveoverMSA.org.

Viewing will be held Friday, August 28, 2020, at the Meridian North Stake Center (address below). The times listed are to help us follow the CDC guidelines and spread the attendance out. Do your best to follow these times, but we realize there will be exceptions.

5:00- 6:00 p.m. Family

6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Centennial Ward Members

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Other friends and loved ones

Meridian North Stake Center 5555 N. Locust Grove Rd.

Meridian, Idaho 83642

 

Services will be Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. It can be viewed at the River Heights Building and the Bristol Heights Building. (Addresses below)

River Heights Building 6650 N. Meridian Rd. Meridian, Idaho 83642

Bristol Heights Building 6375 N. Royal Park Ave. Boise, Idaho 83713

 

The services will be streamed live on Saturday, August 29, 2020, 11:00 am MST, please follow the link below to view the services at that time.

http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/meridianidahonorthstake

 

 

Viewing will be held Friday, August 28, 2020, at the Meridian North Stake Center (address below). The times listed are to help us follow the CDC guidelines and spread the attendance out. Do your best to follow these times, but we realize there will be exceptions.

5:00- 6:00 p.m. Family

6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Centennial Ward Members 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Other friends and loved ones

Meridian North Stake Center 5555 N. Locust Grove Rd.

Meridian, Idaho 83642

 

Services will be Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. It can be viewed at the River Heights Building and the Bristol Heights Building. (Addresses below)

River Heights Building 6650 N. Meridian Rd. Meridian, Idaho 83642

Bristol Heights Building 6375 N. Royal Park Ave. Boise, Idaho 83713

Condolences(4)

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    Kathy & Leslie Fowers says

    Dear Tammi & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Kurt’s passing. We know that he was suffering, but it is difficult to fathom the loss of such a caring, generous person. He was in our thoughts often, but we know that he is finally at peace and having a grand reunion with his mother and extended family.
    You are also in our thoughts and prayers during this time off loss. We know that Kurt was always so kind and patient during his illness, and also extremely grateful for the support and care you provided. If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask.
    Love,
    Kathy & Leslie Fowers

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    Wendy Nielson says

    Dear Tammi and Family,

    Daryl and I and our children are sorry that this time arrived even though we all spent the last couple of years pushing it and kicking it down the road. We haven’t wanted Kurt and you to suffer and be miserable but we wanted him around longer to laugh with and spend time together. Kurt was our kids’ bishop and he made such a mark on their lives. They love Kurt. We have great memories of the fun and funny adventures we went on together- even going up 8th Street just a couple of months ago. Daryl will miss his friend who laughed at his jokes and shared a love of sports and ice cream. Kurt was always willing to down a Frosty Freez shake with Daryl while they watched whatever game was on that day. Kurt had an amazing memory and we always referred to him for remembering people, places, sports rules like an authorized referee and football and basketball players of ages past. Kurt accepted everyone, gave people opportunities and brought the best out in people. We are all better people because we were friends with Kurt. When we face challenges of all kinds, we will consider carefully how Kurt never complained, and always had his sense of humor, was humble in submitting his will to the Father’s. He smiled and laughed at his situation. We can do that too!

    Lots of love,
    Wendy and Daryl Nielson

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    Tim Conley says

    Dear Williams Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of this great man. My family and I feel so blessed we’ve had the honor of getting to know you all as part of the moveovermsa family. We will honor Kurt and all our MSA warriors at the virtual Oct 17 event this year. We have some understanding of how difficult these past few years have been and wish you peace as you work through your grief.

    Much Love,
    Tim Conley & Family

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    Barbara says

    To the family of Kurt Williams,
    My sincere condolence to each of you. I got to know Kurt thru work, he was without a doubt the most sincere man I had the privilege of knowing. God bless and be with you as you go thru the days ahead, knowing someday you will be together once more.

    Love and prayers,
    Barbara McAlister

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