Wayne Warren Williams (1928 – 2017)

Wayne Warren Williams, 89, of Tulalip, WA, passed away August 2, 2017. He was born May 10, 1928, in Everett, Washington to Francis and Harriette Williams. He serviced in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Wayne worked on the ferry boats for the Black Ball Line; he worked for Boeing; and for 40 years for the Tulalip Tribes, holding several positions such he was the manager for the Tulalip Tribes and the first general manager for Bingo. Wayne served one term on the Tulalip Board of Directors. Wayne had a keen business sense and was very helpful in getting the Tulalip Casino built. Wayne was widely respected in the Northwest and his advice was much sought after. Yet Wayne’s favorite job was being a grandfather. Wayne is survived by his children, Brian (Corinna) Williams, and Darryl (Julie Russell) Williams; grandsons, Joseph and Jordan Williams; and cousins, Roberta Skoog and Blanche James; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman with an Interfaith service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.