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Franklin Williams

June 16, 1933 — February 27, 2024


Franklin Fleming Williams was born to Alice and Mack Williams in Acme, New Mexico on June 16th , 1933. He went to his heavenly home on the 27th  of February 2024 at his Bluewater home in the presence of his loving wife Nancy Carole Williams . During his childhood years, he had several homes including Keeter, Texas - El Morro, New Mexico, and Tempe, Arizona. He left home at the age of 16 and secured a job hauling fruit for Walter Calhoun in Phoenix, Arizona. Franklin fell in love with Walter’s middle daughter, Nancy. But marriage was a distant possibility. Uncle Sam interrupted Frank’s plans for life when he was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict. Two weeks prior to his deployment to Korea, the United States and North Korea signed a peace treaty. Talk about dodging the bullet. Frank finished his time in the Army, then moved back to Tempe, where he waited two years for his would-be bride, Nancy Carole Calhoun, to graduate from High School in 1955.  Shortly after their marriage, Franklin and Nancy moved to Grants, New Mexico where he had secured a job with the Anaconda Mining Company. He then worked for 14 years for Homestake Mining Company. He left his job at Homestake and opened an auto body repair shop in Grants in 1975, then moved the business a few months later to Bluewater. Frank’s plans for his life were again interrupted when God called him to be the pastor at Laguna-Acoma Baptist church in 1982. He remained pastor for 22 years before moving back to Bluewater where he enjoyed retirement. Franklin is survived by: His Wife of almost 69 years, Nancy Carole Williams,  Four children, Russell Williams, Tony Williams married to Jane Williams, Janice Allen married to Danny Allen, and Dale Williams married to Randa Williams. Nine grandchildren, Beverly Shaler, Andy Allen, Myriah Trimboli, Bobby Allen, married to Sandra Allen, Weston Williams, Amanda Williams, Whitney Barajas, married to Adrian Barajas, Wyatt Williams, and Ryan Williams. 14 Great-grandchildren; Charlotte Shaler, Autumn Shaler, John Shaler, Nancy Shaler, Frank Shaler, Lorenzo Trimboli, Gianna Trimboli, Zane Williams, Zyler Williams, Katya Allen, Annaleigh Barajas, Madeline Barajas, Evan Barajas, and Delilah Williams. Services On Saturday March 2, 2024 10:00AM , Grace Baptist Church followed by internment in Pioneer Memorial Park, Bluewater, NM.

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