Jeffrey "Jeff" Lynn Williams, age 76, was born March 25, 1943 in Marysville, Kansas. Jeff died surrounded by his family on March 12, 2020, in Albuquerque, NM after a brave battle against Lewy Body dementia. His parents were R.F. and Ellie Williams. Jeff attended the University of New Mexico and earned a B.S. in Education in 1968 and a M.S. degree in Special Education in 2006. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Jeff married Karen Keller on December 28, 1968, in Albuquerque. His is survived by his two daughters, Kari Pucci and husband Scott of Albuquerque, and Kimberly Leazier and husband Daryl of Gilbert, AZ; grandchildren: Brendon Williams, Laura Leazier Miles, Dianna Leazier Yotter, and John and Matthew Leazier; great-grandchildren: Aiden and Charles Miles, William and Bradleigh Yotter, and Kaylynn and Bryson Jeffrey Williams; and his brother Marc Williams. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and brother Skip Williams.
Jeff began his career as program director of the Boys and Girls Club of Hobbs, NM. He was also Parks and Recreation Director of Hobbs, Safety Engineer for Climax Chemical and Unichem in Hobbs, and the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Hobbs and then Albuquerque. He ended his career as a special education teacher at Rio Rancho Middle School, retiring in 2011. He was an avid golfer and loved to travel abroad.
Jeff was very active in the Hobbs community and served as board chair of United Way of Lea County, Boys and Girls Club of Hobbs, the American Red Cross, and First United Methodist Church of Hobbs. He served as president of both the Lea County Lions Club and AMBUCS.
Jeff was very active in the mission work of First United Methodist Church of Albuquerque - faithfully serving meals to the homeless each Monday through the Grace Meal Program. He also served as president of United Methodist Men.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the caregivers at Silver Wings Assisted Living for their support and loving care in his final years.
A memorial service will be postponed until a later date. In lieu of flower, memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 315 Coal Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
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7601 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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First United Methodist Church
315 Coal Avenue SW, Albuquerque NM 87102