Edmund Jay Williams

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I LOVED IT WHEN ED WOULD COME INTO THE STORE I WORK AT AND WE WOULD VISIT ABOUT THE VOLCANO'S AND THE YELLOWSTONE CALDERA. I EVEN WENT ON ONE OF HIS HIKES UP TO THE PETRIFIED FOREST NORTH OF YELLOWSTONE. HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND WE WILL MISS HIS STORIES.


Posted by: JENNINGS SKIDMORE    Nov 16, 2017

I feel like a life-long friend has passed on. I really enjoyed growing up with your family in my periphery and in the last 15 years working with you at BYU-Idaho. You left a great legacy. You will be missed.


Posted by: A friend   Nov 13, 2017

I loved my geology classes with Brother Williams, when I was at Ricks College in the early 70's. My mid-life crises was to go on his 30th Expedition in 1995 at the age of 43. I stayed with his family on the weekends, when we were back in town. Brother Williams touched my heart in so many ways.


Posted by: Steven Gwilliam - Saint George, UT   Nov 11, 2017

What a gem of a man! We first met Ed and Arlene when we got a fresh Christmas tree at their nursery on Poleline Road some 19 years ago. We took a gardening class from them which we enjoyed and learned so much! And Ed was so resourceful when I had issues with my plants. This spring we purchased a peach tree from him. We have pear, apple, and blackberries from Ed's nursery too. It was always a treat to

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Posted by: Dave and Carol Brown - Rexburg, ID   Nov 10, 2017

Thanks to one of the best teachers who has ever lived. Whether the classroom was on a high mountain peak, on Campus, in his beloved greenhouse or sitting in his house having dessert, Bro. Williams always made feel like you were special. I will miss his smile an send my prayers and love to the entire Williams family.


Posted by: Ryan Rydalch - Leavenworth, KS   Nov 10, 2017

Brother Williams was my teacher and mentor at Ricks almost 50 years ago (1969-1970). He instilled in me a love of geology and testimony of the divine creation of the earth. He went with us, the geology club, to the base of the Grand Canyon on a field trip in the spring of 1970. If it hadn't been for his encouragement and sense of humor, I doubt that I could have completed the climb out (he didn't give up on

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Posted by: Linda Moss DiVall - Fort Worth, TX   Nov 10, 2017

Ed Williams had ability to fire enthusiasm in others, no matter what he taught or talked about. I only flitted about the edges of his life, but some of my best memories of outdoor experiences were made with his leadership & direction. May God bless his family as they adjust to his passing.


Posted by: Brett Johnson - Rexburg, ID   Nov 10, 2017

What a wonderful man he was. I joined him for one of his Field Expeditions and to this day(43 years later) I tell my children of the things I learned there and how it changed my life. My Father, Wilson Walker, was a close friend of his and I have very fond memories of him.
May you always remember him as a man who changed lives and loved the Lord


Posted by: Janeen Walker Jones - Provo, UT   Nov 10, 2017

Myrna, I was so sorry to hear about Ed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Posted by: A friend   Nov 09, 2017

I learned so much from Ed on Expedition. My testimony and love of the world around me were both strengthened. I frequently share my geology knowledge from Ed with my own children as we visit National Parks. I was blessed to know him.


Posted by: Lisa Bernotski Johnson - Orem, UT   Nov 09, 2017