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Edward F. Williamson
(November 20, 1933 - October 19, 2013)

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Edward F. Williamson

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Edward Freeman Williamson of Lytle died October 19, 2013. He was born November 20, 1933, near Pidcoke in Coryell County, Texas, to Buck Williamson and Buena Freeman Williamson. One of his ancestors, great great grandfather Stephen Williamson, was an early settler of Coryell County and in 1863 was killed and scalped by hostile Indians. Ed attended school in Gatesville and graduated from Waco High School in 1951. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the U. S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. After military service, he attended University of North Texas in Denton and graduated from Baylor University with bachelor of science and master of science degrees in geology. He lived and worked in many areas before settling in South Texas in the early 1980s. From 1966 to 1976, he was a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, where his daughter Rachel was born; Seattle, Washington, where his son Jon was born; Hastings, Minnesota; Houston, Texas; and Walnut Creek, California, before moving his family back to Waco, Texas. Ed worked as an engineering geologist for companies that have now merged with other companies or gone out of business. In Salt Lake City he worked for Mountain Fuel Supply Co. and mostly sat on rigs drilling deep gas wells in Wyoming. In Seattle he worked for Dames and Moore and spent some time on the North Slope of Alaska. In Minnesota he drilled in search of salt cavities for storage of natural gas. In Houston he did soil foundation studies for the nuclear power plant that was built at Bay City. He was to do similar work in California about the time nuclear power plants lost favor. In South Texas he worked in the oil business. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna Williamson Ellis. Survivors are his daughter, Rachel Williamson Hernandez of Union City, CA; his son, Jon Williamson of San Jose, CA; grandson, Rowan Kalf Williamson of San Jose, CA. Visitation will begin, Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Camero Funeral Home Chapel with a prayer service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Services under the direction of Camero Funeral Home.

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