Harry R. Williamson, 83, passed away Sept. 2, 2013, at Sangre de Cristo Joni Fair Hospice House. He was born Aug. 26, 1930, in Butte, Mont., to Harry B. Williamson and Dorothy Runyon Williamson, who preceded him in death. Harry spent his growing up years in Jamestown and Boulder, Colo. He graduated from Boulder High School in 1948. He served in the Navy from 1948-1952 on board several aircraft carriers in the Pacific. He spent time on the island of Guam as well as in port in Japan. Harry attended California State Polytechnic State College in San Louis Obispo, Calif., graduating in 1957 with an Aeronautical Engineering Degree. His career was spent working in the Aerospace Industry, many years directly involved in testing procedures for some of the space programs. In 1978, Harry had an accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury. Even so, he returned to work after extensive rehab at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo. His strong faith carried him through the years and he served as a member and Elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He retired at age 63. Harry met and married the love of his life, Patsy (Lambert) Williamson on April 13, 1952, in Pasadena, Calif. She survives. Also survived by sons, Alan (Pam) Williamson and Glen (Kara) Williamson; daughters, Pamela McCowan and Lori (Mike) Rafferty; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle. Donations may be made to Craig Hospital Foundation, Englewood, CO; Pueblo Sangre de Cristo Joni Fair Hospice; or Westminster Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry, 10 University Cir., Pueblo, CO. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Your heart is full of memories, with pride you speak his name.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Lori, it is never easy, but remember he is always with you.

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