Allen Dean Williamson - March 14, 2014Allen Dean Williamson went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2014. While he knew the best was yet to come, he continually reminded us all that every day is Thanksgiving day.
Allen was born on August 27, 1921 in York, Nebraska to Thomas A. Williamson and Laura Jacobsen Williamson.
Allen was active in the United States Air Force for 27 years, spanning three major wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During WWII he was a nose gunner on the B-24 Bomber, The Crow’s Nest. For his service and triumphs he earned a number of medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation, Air Force Good Conduct, Army Good Conduct, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, National Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and WWII Victory Medal.
After WWII, he married his wife, Dorothy Ruth Harvey Williamson on November 2, 1949. Dorothy was a “Rosie the Riveter” for B-24 bombers, the same aircraft Allen flew in during WWII. They were the Greatest Generation. Allen and Dorothy were lovingly married for 64 years.
Allen was generous, hard-working, honest, and dedicated to his country, his family, and our Lord. He always selflessly had his family’s best interests at heart, expressing his love by being quick to do whatever needed to be done. He loved to garden in the Texas heat. When they sold their house in Ft. Worth to move closer to the daughters’ families, the new home owners mentioned the yard looked like the Garden of Eden, much to Dorothy’s delight. He cultivated and nurtured his family much in the way he did his garden, and his family could not be more grateful. They continually thanked the Lord for his presence in their lives and are glad to continue his joyful legacy. No one could ask for a better husband, father, or grandfather.
Allen was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Wilber Williamson and Otis Williamson.
He is survived by his brother Lester Williamsen, his daughters, Carol Potts and her husband Ron, and Mary Duncan, and grandchildren Christopher Duncan, Michelle and her husband Justin Doyle, Andrew Duncan, Wayne Potts and his wife Amber, Suzanne Potts, Catherine Potts, and great grandchildren Autumn and Emily Potts. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.