Sidney Arthur William died in his home in Douglas, Arizona on the 8th of December, 2006 from lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Betty Jo, and their daughter, Sandy.

Sid was born on the 26th of December, 1933 in Ann Arbor Michigan, son of Edward Watkin and Helen (Southgate) Williams. He attended the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (currently Michigan Technological University), where he completed a Bachelor of Science programme in Geology and Master of Science programme in Mineralogy (1957) with a thesis entitled ‘A Study of Chlorastrolite’.

Sid’s interest in mineralogy was sparked...

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