The world as we knew it changed much on Sunday, November 8, 2015 when Dwight L. Williams, 66, left us. Dwight was an amazing man, who touched so many lives as an extremely talented teacher, artist, problem-solver and friend. He faced his life with a sense of wonder. Always willing to try something new and to experience everything life had to offer, he also faced his impending death with the same attitude. He saw it as a new adventure for life after life—a mystery to ponder. And so we reluctantly send him on without us, knowing that whatever he is experiencing right now likely has him marveling at everything he sees.
We who mourn him include his wife of 27 years, Vicki Smith-Williams, Fargo; his mother, Zola Williams of Jamestown; his beloved daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter (Elise, Jeff, and Avery Nicpon) of Eden Prairie; and his brother, Steve (Anna) of Santa Fe, NM; along with a countless number of wonderful friends, former students, and those who worked alongside him.
Dwight gave freely of his time and talents to many great causes and non-profit organizations including the Plains Art Museum, Rourke Gallery, Bras on Broadway, FM Visual Artists and the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center. He enthusiastically supported fellow artists in their work and many sought his opinion for resolving specific artistic puzzles. His professional path was varied and full, but most rewarding for him was the work he accomplished in recent years along with his friend and fellow artist, Hans Gilsdorf in their work with the Meritcare Children’s Hospital, NICU, and Med Center One in Bismarck. The time the spent teaching Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture at Concordia in Moorhead simply thrilled him—teaching was at the core of who Dwight was.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tim Williams; and his grandparents.
There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the donor’s favorite art museum.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.