A volunteer organization playing concert band music for recreation and community service in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Member Bio

Lynn WilliamsMember Since: 1989

Section: Percussion
Instruments Percussion
Profession Retired Teacher

Long-time friend and former member of the Jackson Hole Community Band, Lynn Williams, died at the age of 68. Lynn played percussion and served as Band president before retiring from teaching and moving to Riverton, Wyoming. He will be missed.

The following obituary appeared in the Jackson Hole Guide.

Joseph L. "Lynn" Williams, 1932-2001

Funeral services for Joseph L."Lynn" Williams of Riverton were held Monday, Jan. 22, at United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Grayson officiating. Cremation has taken place.

Lynn Williams died Thursday morning, Jan. 11, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. He was 68 years old. Joseph L. "Lynn" Williams was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Laramie, the son of Joseph Aaron Williams and Helene (Vogt) Williams. He grew up in Green River and taught there for two years before moving to California for eight years. He then returned to Rock Springs, where he taught for two years, then moved to Jackson and taught for 27 years. He moved to Riverton after retiring from teaching in Jackson.

Mr. Williams was a U.S. military veteran, serving with the Army during the Korean War. He married Beverly Horton on Oct. 30, 1954, in Green River. They were members of the Presbyterian church. He was a school teacher and coach for 42 years and was elected to the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He received the Bill Farthing Distinguished Service Award in 2000. Lynn Williams was named National High School Men's Track Coach in 1984, 1987 and 1990, and National High School Women's Track Coach in 1982. He served as district committee chairman for District 7 of the National High School Coaches Association.

Lynn Williams was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Order of the Eastern Star and Jesters. Mr. Williams worked with the Shrine Cutter Races in Jackson, served as chairman of the Fremont County Shrine Club Circus in Riverton last year, officiated at football and basketball games and served as chairman for the Shrine Bowl, where he also coached. His hobbies included golf, woodworking and making custom golf clubs.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly; sons, Tim Williams and his wife, Patty, of Bozeman, Mont., and Tracy Williams of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a daughter, Tina Marie Bockman and her husband, David, of Ephrata, Wash.; six grandchildren; a brother, Darl Williams, and his wife, Helen, of Edwards, Mo.; and a sister, Ruth Nelson, of Lake Port, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Homer and Carl.