Patrick N. Williams, 1947-2018
January 12, 2018
Patrick N Williams, MD, of Grand Lake passed away on Jan. 5, 2018 at home, with his wife, Rebecca, lying by his side, following a short and brave battle with cancer.
Patrick was born to Norman Williams and Rose Kissner Williams on May 11, 1947. He was 70.
He was one of the kindest and most giving of people; he had a heart of gold. This combined with an amazing spiritual connection and ability to love with such grace. These gifts were clearly above his massive intelligence. Patrick embraced golf, MKP (he really loved you guys), tennis, skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, reading his newspaper, coffee, SCUBA and playing bridge. Upon completion of high school, Patrick went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Biology in 1970. He then earned a Master's of Science in Chemistry in 1980. He then graduated from the University of Texas having earned his MD in 1984. Patrick met the requirements of The Board of Internal Medicine in 1988. He was awarded with added qualification of Geriatric Medicine in 1994. Patrick elected a Fellow of The American College of Physicians in 2000. He completed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver. Patrick joined The Wheat Ridge Clinic at Kaiser Permanente in 1987 and returned to the site of his residency when he joined the medicine team in 1996. Patrick retired from Kaiser in 2009. Upon retirement he was given a commemorative book dedicated to him from his Kaiser medical team. Few physicians receive such a nod or honor. Patrick had yearned to become a physician from a very early age, hence, he had difficulty staying completely retired and worked part time doing Urgent Care, Stress Tests and Home Health Care in Denver. He and Rebecca moved permanently to their home in Grand Lake, during 2015, where Patrick started his own private Home Care practice and continued to do so until he was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in late August 2017. He was frequently referred to as "The Angel of Grand County." Patrick is survived by his wife, Rebecca, who adored him and 4 siblings, Elena, Bob, Norm and Jean who also so loved their brother. His whippet, Stevie Nicks, was truly fond of him as well. Patrick has three children and two grand-children.
Patrick, we will miss you forever. Thank you for sharing with us the man and person you worked so hard to become.