Melvin F. Williams, 51, a former Baker City resident, died July 18, 2003, at the Veterans Hospital in Boise.
There will be a private family service.
Melvin was born Aug. 30, 1951, in Baker City to Fred and Enola (Derrick) Williams. He was raised and educated in the Baker City area. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served in Vietnam as a medic. He married Kathy Schuh in 1969. They had two children.
In 1976 he married Charlotte (Wood) Stephens, and they moved to Albany in 1980.
After Vietnam he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in Baker City, as a nurse in Oregon and California, and as a cook in Albany and other locations.
He loved camping, fishing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Melvin is survived by his sister, Joann Wilson of Prairie City; a brother, Rodney Williams of Corvallis; a son, Vince Williams of Albany; a daughter, Kristi Berg of El Cajon, Calif.; a stepson, David Stephens of Albany; a stepdaughter, Michaelle Williams of Albany; foster daughters, Tami and Christine, both of Albany; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 25, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor