Lifetime Taylorsville resident Robert (Bob) Harrop Williams passed from this life, peacefully at home on July 3, 2023, with his son, Robert and his daughter Audrey at his side. Bob was born in Taylorsville on March 13, 1928.
He lived 95 years and saw amazing changes and events . He loved these mountains and spent his time hunting, fishing and working in them. He had memories of the Engle Mine Railroad and riding the steam train with brother Grobner to fish in Lights Creek and Indian Creek. During his life he played music, learned how to draw, paint, carve and make beautiful art. He loved collecting antiques, bottles, arrowheads and pretty rocks. He was a lapidary like his brother in law Stanley Dolphin. He worked in ranching. at local lumber mills, and was a cat skinner, from the 1940s through the early 1970s; creating Trio Logging with his family and Al Olds in the early 1940s.
If something needed done, he found a way to do it. He built his home himself. He met his wife Rose-Mary Thomas after dancing with her at a local dance hall in the Feather River Canyon, and returning her lost purse. They married in 1954. Robert and Audrey are blessed to have had such beautiful parents.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J. Edward and Gertrude Williams and his brothers, Beverly and Grobner and sisters Dona and Ruth.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the following are kindly appreciated:
Plumas County Museum/Taylorsville Schoolhouse Fund, Taylorsville Museum and Mineral Society, Taylorsville Cemetery District and the Taylorsville Community Methodist Church.
A celebration of his life will be held at a future time in Taylorsville.