Matthew S. "Matt" Williams
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MATTHEW S. WILLIAMS
July 9, 1964 ~ January 25, 2017

Matthew Williams of Battle Ground, WA, passed away January 25, 2017. The son of Ralph Williams and Lydia Casey, he graduated from Prairie High School in 1982.
Matt worked for 20 years at Georgia Pacific Camas Paper Mill as a machine operator and retired after 20 years.
He enjoyed mountain biking, swimming and working out at the YMCA and fishing at Spear Fish. He loved the beach and was an awesome Jeopardy player!
Matt loved and cherished spending time with his children and sharing in their activities which included volleyball, 4-H equestrian, sheep and wool, motorcross, and high school equestrian activities.
He was a member of the Church of Holy Spirit and a Union Member of AWPPW Local #5, as well as part of numerous 4-H clubs and the Clark County Fair.
Matthew had a big heart and was an inspiration
to many who knew him. He always wanted to
put a smile on someone's face.
Matt is survived by his longtime companion, Tammy Palmer of Battle Ground; his father, Ralph Williams of Vancouver, WA; mother, Lydia Casey (Paul Bourland) of Vancouver; brother, David Williams of Vancouver; and his children, Brittney Williams (David Sosa) of Battle Ground, Zachary Williams and Alexandria Williams, both of Woodland; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in this area and in New Hampshire.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Church of Holy Spirt, 2400 NW 9th Ave, Battle Ground, with internment service to follow for those who wish to attend at Camas Cemetery, 640 NE Oak St., Camas. Additionally, there will be a Celebration of Life party at Jollie's Restaurant and Lounge, 17701 NE Union Rd., Ridgfield at 6:00 p.m., the same day.
Memorial donations may be made to the North County Food Bank, SW Washington Humane Society or 4-H Club of Clark County.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 31, 2017.
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18 entries
February 7, 2017
So sad to hear the news. I enjoyed working with Matt for summers at Georgia Pacific while home for the summers from college. He was always fun at Prairie High School and at work. Big loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Randy Brosius
February 6, 2017
You will be in my thoughts at this difficult time. I was sorry to hear about his passing.
Renae Hamel
February 4, 2017
We were sad to hear of Matthew's passing. We have very fond memories of his happy, witty boyhood! God's Blessing to Matthew and all the family.
Bruce and Sue Rauch
Bruce Rauch
February 4, 2017
I was saddened to hear about Matts passing, he was a great guy who was a friend to everyone who knew him. RIP my friend.
My condolences goes out to your Family.
Todd Kuhnhausen
February 5, 2017
Brittney, Zach, Lexi, and Tammy, so very sorry for your loss. He loved you all very much and was always cheering you on in your endeavors. We always looked forward to and will miss seeing him at the fair and catching up on what you all were up to. He was proud of you and what you accomplished. Cherish your memories and know he will always be in your heart.
Tracy, Mary Jo, Troy, and Travis Haslem
Friend
February 4, 2017
I'm sorry to hear of his passing. Matt was a good man.
Chris C.
February 4, 2017
I`m very sorry to hear of his passing. Matt was a good man.
Chris C.
February 2, 2017

We were so shocked and sadden to hear of Matt's passing. We've had so many good times together and so many wonderful memories to look back on. Especially our trip to Disneyland and all the baseball games. I pray that God will be with all of you during this difficult time.

Curt and Toni Waser, Rhonda Kopman and Linda Liepins
February 2, 2017
My thoughts and prayers to you all.
Jeff Bullinger
February 2, 2017
Matty - you were a dude, a good friend growing up, and a smile to all who knew you.
Loren Wohlgemuth
February 2, 2017
Our Love and Prayers to all of you !
Ted & Diane Gibson
Friend
February 1, 2017
My heart goes out to Matthew's children and family. I know this is a time of great sorrow for all of you, but I hope eventually you'll be comforted by memories of happy times spent with your Dad, your Son, your Friend, your Loved One. May God bless and comfort those of you left behind. My sincere condolences to you all.
Kat Weese
February 1, 2017
What a blessing to have known him! He was an inspiration to those around him. We will miss him.
Janice and Bob Bradley
February 1, 2017
So sad to hear, about Matthew. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wendy Hudlicky
January 31, 2017
So many good memories. Starting with our crazy teenage years.....Love you brother....
Larry Melo
January 31, 2017
i have not seen Matt in many years, he was my stepbrother who was always caring and had a ear to lend when needed and amazing advise
Melanie Casey
January 31, 2017
I worked with Matt at the Camas Mill for about 10 years. He was a great friend, I have not spoken with him in a few years. Him and his positive attitude will really be missed!
Chris Abrahamsen
January 31, 2017
Kim Fox (Bloss)
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