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“I LOVED IT WHEN ED WOULD COME INTO THE STORE I WORK AT AND WE WOULD VISIT ABOUT THE VOLCANO'S AND THE YELLOWSTONE CALDERA. I EVEN WENT ON ONE OF HIS...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: JENNINGS SKIDMORE

“I feel like a life-long friend has passed on. I really enjoyed growing up with your family in my periphery and in the last 15 years working with you...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I loved my geology classes with Brother Williams, when I was at Ricks College in the early 70's. My mid-life crises was to go on his 30th Expedition...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Steven Gwilliam - Saint George, UT

“What a gem of a man! We first met Ed and Arlene when we got a fresh Christmas tree at their nursery on Poleline Road some 19 years ago. We took a...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Dave and Carol Brown - Rexburg, ID

“Thanks to one of the best teachers who has ever lived. Whether the classroom was on a high mountain peak, on Campus, in his beloved greenhouse or...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Ryan Rydalch - Leavenworth, KS

“Brother Williams was my teacher and mentor at Ricks almost 50 years ago (1969-1970). He instilled in me a love of geology and testimony of the...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Moss DiVall - Fort Worth, TX

“Ed Williams had ability to fire enthusiasm in others, no matter what he taught or talked about. I only flitted about the edges of his life, but some...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Brett Johnson - Rexburg, ID

“What a wonderful man he was. I joined him for one of his Field Expeditions and to this day(43 years later) I tell my children of the things I...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Janeen Walker Jones - Provo, UT

“Myrna, I was so sorry to hear about Ed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I learned so much from Ed on Expedition. My testimony and love of the world around me were both strengthened. I frequently share my geology knowledge...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Bernotski Johnson - Orem, UT

“Your presence is and will be missed so much. The girls loved your "horsey horsey" and nobody will ever be able to do it the way you did.We love you...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Nicole Bybee - Menan, ID

“Laura, Jennie and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was always kind to me as I spent many hours in your home. I know he...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Selena McCoig - San Antonio, TX

Elder & Sister Kinghorn “With love and deep respect we say farewell to a wonderful friend, mentor, and colleague. May the Lord bless and comfort his family at this difficult...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Ed & Lee Anne Kinghorn

“Myrna I am sorry to hear about your husband. know my thoughts are with you now. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sheryl Hayes - Menan

“Ed taught me lessons on Expedition that will stick with me throughout my life. From his firm faith in God, to his love of the rocks, my life is...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Lani Whitney - Kimberly, ID

“Ed was the most enthusiastic geologist and rock hound I have ever known. He was loved by all of his students. The "Expedition" class that he...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Ben Jordan - Laie, HI

“Thank you, Brother Williams, for grounding me to God and to Earth. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Craner - Rexburg, ID


Edmund was born on September 14, 1936 and passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Edmund was a resident of Menan, Idaho at the time of passing.

He attended school in the small farming town, and it was here he met the love of his life, Arlene Barzee.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Menan L.D.S. Stake Center (698 N. 3600 E. Menan) with Bishop Gary Olaveson Conducting. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Brigham Young University-Idaho Campus Geology Department in Ed's name. Friday, November 10, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Menan LDS Stake Center 698 N. 3600 E. Menan, Idaho 83434 Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:00 AM Menan LDS Stake Center 698 N. 3600 E. Menan, Idaho 83434.

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