Clyde Sherman Williams

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Clyde Sherman Williams

February 8, 1940 ~ April 22, 2013

Former Ridgway Marshal Clyde Sherman Williams passed peacefully in his home in Montrose, Colorado on Monday, April 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and cats.
Sherm was born in Ouray, Colorado on Feb 8, 1940 to Sherman and Eva Williams. He spent time in Ouray as a child and moved to Bisbee, Arizona in his early teens. Sherm loved Arizona; and often told stories of going arrowhead hunting with his mother and his time boxing and training with at-risk kids.
Sherm started his career in law enforcement in California, and returned to Colorado in the 1970's where he found his calling as a police officer in Montrose. Sherm ended his police career in Ridgway after more than a decade with the Marshal’s Office. His community service conitnued through his retirement, which he spent working at the Brown Center in Montrose, working with the young men and inspiring them to walk the line.
Sherm enjoyed time working on his ranch property in Montrose, riding his Gold Wing with the Blue Knights, rescuing animals and playing his guitar.
Sherm is survived by his wife Susan Rahn, former wife and good friend Debra (Jeff) Ford, his children Mary (Randy) Melton, Ann Williams, Joel (Shelia) Williams, Teresa McFarland, Stanley (Katharina) Williams, Jamie (Mike) Freyman, and stepchildren Nathan (Shannon) Rahn, Katie (Tim) Rupnow, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sherm was preceded in death by his mother and father.
At Sherm's request, a Celebration of Life will take place in Ridgway, Colorado on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1 pm at the Ridgway Fire Hall.
Following the service, we hope that you will continue to celebrate Sherm with us at his favorite spot in the Ridgway, The True Grit. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to ANY animal shelter in his memory.