Alan Williams

Obituary of Alan L. Williams

Alan Williams was born to Lee and Gladys (South) Williams on October 10th, 1931 in Burns Oregon. He lived at the Gearhard Ranch at Van for the first ten years of his life. Attended school at Van for two years and another at the small school at Wolf Creek. The family then moved to the upper ranch at Drewsey in 1942, where Alan attended the remainder of his elementary schooling. His High school years were spent at Crane High School where he graduated as Valedictorian of his class in 1949. After High School Alan attended Oregon State University. Alan Married his High School sweetheart Juanita (Sissy) Bejino on October 12th, 1951. They Lived on The Davis Ranch at Van for 3 years.

After Ranching Alan got a job with Harney County Road Department as a heavy equipment operator (cat skinner in other words). During this time they resided in Drewsey Oregon, where they were blessed with their daughter Kay born on 6/11/1961. Around this time they purchased the Valley Service Station where Alan provided maintenance, fuel and was the Post Master. Side by Side Alan and Sissy ran the Business. Wanting a larger family, in 1965 they adopted a baby boy Josef Williams. Life was good, but in 1975 tragedy struck when they lost their Business and Home, and all their belonging to a fire. While rebuilding their home and shop over the next couple of years they operated the Post Office out of a gutted camper and Alan did maintenance wherever he could until a new shop was operational and a new home was built. Alan and Sissy loved to entertain company and were always welcoming others. Alan served on the Crane High School board for nine years and on Harney County ESD for six. He resigned from these positions in 1973 when their daughter Kay was diagnosed with a brain Tumor. It was a battle over the years between doctors and hospitals Battle they did until Kay lost her life to cancer in 1991. After 30 Years of Service running Valley Service Station and the Post Office, they closed in 1992. In 1999 they moved to Ontario Oregon where Alan took up Golfing and golf he did being proud of getting two "Hole In one" on the golf course. Wanting to be closer to family they moved to Vale Oregon in 2016 Where they enjoyed watching their Grandchildren in sporting and other events. Alan passed away on May 29, 2023 He is now in Peace. He is proceeded in death by His parents Lee and Gladys Williams, his Daughter Kay Williams. He is survived by his wife Juanita (Sissy) Williams, his son Josef Williams daughter inlaw Monica Williams, Grandchildren Chase Williams, and Danyelle Williams, Great Grandchildren Rylan Williams and Corbyn Williams.


Graveside services for Alan will be held on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Valleyview Cemetery in Vale, Oregon.  


Followin the graveside service a reception will be held at the Vale Parish Hall.

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