Dear Golden Eagles,
It is my sad duty to inform you that Camilla - Cam - Williams, wife of CAPT. Royce E. Williams, passed away on 15 June 2014. Royce said, Married for 67 years, they were buddies since 12 years of age. Funeral service Thursday, 19 June at
1000, House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Mission and Rose, Escondido, CA.
Internment Thursday 26 June at 1300, Miramar National Cemetery.
In Sadness, Don Boecker- Pilot
Her Obituary follows:
Camilla Pearl (Forde) Williams (but universally known as Cam) was a small town Minnesota farm girl who progressively ascended to larger stages in life's scheme. She contributed to her community as a banking assistant and X-ray technician,
but it was her marriage to Royce, an enduring union that just celebrated its 67th year, that would determine her real life's work. His steady rise in the ranks as a Naval Aviator helped define her expanding role as a Navy Wife and occasion
the acceptance of greater responsibilities as the spouse of a Squadron CO, Air Wing Commander, and then Ship's Captain--much of this during stressful wartime years.
Yet, superseding this role was that of mother of 3 rambunctious boys. Much of this early rearing was a defacto single parent--Royce's succession of 6-11 month deployments keeping him on the job and out of real time communication in an era
preceding cell phones, internet and Skype. Cam had to routinely make big decisions and initiate bi-coastal moves with little or sporadic input. She was the family's enduring cohesive force and provided firm direction for the boys'
educational interests and sense of artistic dimension. Her own art forms became cooking and flower arranging--becoming widely recognized as an accomplished Ikebana artist. However, her greatest art was making others happy, often to the
detriment of her own. She was a devout Lutheran, a faith that sustained her through her many challenging years. She was active in the church community and various social organizations such as the Red Hat Society.
Above all though, she'll be remembered as a loving wife and mother. She will be missed.