Bob Williams, 90

Robert Williams of Clarkston will celebrate his 90th birthday Tuesday.

He was born July 2, 1929, in Lewiston to Gilbert and Viva Williams.

He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1947, and he and Daphne Chapin were married April 4, 1948, in Lewiston. He built their first house in the Lewiston Orchards.

In 1951, he graduated from Washington State College in Pullman (now Washington State University). He went to work as an industrial arts teacher in Burns, Ore., and later taught in other Oregon towns including Eagle Valley and Helix. He held administrative posts in Yakima and Spokane until becoming superintendent of schools in Albany, Ore., and retired from that position in 1990.

During his career, he was a member of several civic and professional organizations. His wife died in 2010, and he returned that year to live in Clarkston.

He attends Clarkston’s First Presbyterian Church, where he works with the children’s reading program.

His hobbies include fishing, hunting, reading, woodcarving and silversmithing, and he especially enjoys writing poetry.

He has two sons, one daughter, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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