Jan. 10, 1934 — Nov. 20, 2013
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Kenneth E. Williamson, a six-year resident of Elk Grove, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the age of 79. He passed peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Williamson was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Placerville, Calif., to Katherine Johnson Williamson and George Williamson, Jr.; he was the youngest of six children. The Williamsons were a pioneering family in Rescue and Placerville and continue to maintain family property there.
Mr. Williamson served two years with the U.S. Army, worked for the Division of Forestry as a fire fighter and retired after 33 years with Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation. He enjoyed gold panning, fishing, camping and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Williamson; daughters, Pamela Corby and Melody Ziemann of Elk Grove; and grandchildren, Kayla Corby, Sara Corby, Zachary Ziemann, Carter Ziemann and Eliza Ziemann, who will miss their “Papa.” He is also survived by his brother, Jack Williamson and his wife, Lilly; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Judy Bamber; nieces, Kim Harris, Marcella Kassel and Robin Black; and nephews, Gary Williamson, Robert Williamson, Steve Williamson and Robert (Bob) Williamson. He also leaves a large extended family who loved him dearly.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Herberger’s Elk Grove Funeral Chapel in Elk Grove, Calif. Interment will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., at a future date. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.