Donald (Don) Paul Williams, 60, of Evergreen, Colo., died Sept. 27, 2017, of cancer.

Don was born in Denver and raised in St. Anthony Park, the son of William and Beryle Lou Williams. He graduated from Murray High School in 1975 and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hamline University in 1980.

Don worked for many years with troubled children at Forest Heights Lodge in Evergreen, Col., and was a teacher of music, math, social studies, English and physical education at several Evergreen and North and South Routt schools, receiving a Teacher of the Year Award for 2016-17.

Don was preceded in death by his father, William. He is survived by his mother; his partner, Din; and her sons, Isaac and Wyatt Manobla; his daughter, Jessica Williams; his brother, Michael Williams (Sally), of Phippsburg, Colo.; his sister, Blythe Williams (Richard Kay), of Durham, N.C.; and his brother, Jeffrey Williams (Lisa Conley), of Seattle his nieces and nephews Patrick and Kirsten Williams, Adam and Sylvie Kay, and Zhen Williams; and many special cousins and countless friends.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held Nov. 11 in Colorado.

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