Dennis M Williams

FEDERAL WAY, WA, USA U.S. Army SPC, COMPANY A, 1ST BATTALION, 17TH INFANTRY, 5 SBCT, FORT LEWIS, WA AFGHANISTAN 08/25/2009

Dennis Williams, loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend to all was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Dennis was born and raised in Federal Way, graduated from Federal Way High School in 2003, made friends wherever he went and he kept those friends for all his life. He could walk into a room and make it light up with just his smile. Even though that smile was usually accompanied with a raised eyebrow and a comment that left you laughing. Denny loved hunting and fishing with his brother and dad and he loved hanging out with his wife, Maria, and his many friends. He cherished his family and was an adoring father to his children, Alaina and Grant. While in Afghanistan, he kept in touch with his family via webcam.

Dennis had definite ideas of what he liked from the time he was a baby. He wanted his mom to sing Silent Night to him every night before bedtime, but no one else could. He loved the Sears catalog lawnmowers and oh how he loved Ghostbusters! He went through many different stages of what he wanted to do with his life, from restoring old cars to being a DJ, to wanting to get into law enforcement. From there it was a natural course for him to decide to join the army as a way of providing for his family. Dennis is survived by his wife Maria and their children Alaina and Grant, by his parents; Dan Williams, Cindy Teifke (Lonny); his brother David Williams (Saleena), grandparents Vern and Kathy Anderson and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces. His mom wrote this to him:

Hi Honey, its mom.

I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.

I thought about you yesterday and the days before that too.

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.

All I have are memories and a picture in a frame.

Your memory is a keepsake with which I’ll never part.

God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart.

I miss you Dennis.

Love, Mom

Dennis’ portrait is also located on Poster 7