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Brian Dee Williamson a resident of Veguita, NM passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on June 25, 2020. Brian was born in Salem, Oregon on December 28, 1947 to Francis D. Williamson and Gertrude Wilhelmina Pingle. He enlisted in the US Army as Army Tactical Communications Chief in June 1965. Brian proudly served as a Vietnam Veteran and was Honorably discharged from the US Army in June of 1968. After his military service Brian attended college at NMSU in Las Cruces NM as a Journalism major. Shortly thereafter he was sworn in as police officer for Las Cruces New Mexico police department. Brian then subsequently served as a Deputy Sheriff in Aspen Colorado, and a Detective in Ogallala Nebraska. He proudly served as a uniformed police officer over a span of 9 years. In 1977, Brian became a signalman for Union Pacific Railroad. In 1982 he was then transfer to BNSF in Belen NM and worked for them until he retired in 1989. Brian’s passion was playing his guitar and singing country music. He was a rhythm guitarist and vocalist for the country swing band Leather and Lace. Brain was known as an accomplished song writer and was a member of the New Mexico Song writer’s association. His talents earned him several awards for his musical talents from the New Mexico Country Music Association. Brian is preceded in death by his Parents, Francis D. Williamson and Gertrude Wilhelmina Pingle; his brother and sister-in-law, Bill & Kristina Williamson; and his sister, Sharon Broadbeck. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Christel Williamson; and his children, Eric Williamson (Alicyn), Jerod Williamson (Misty), Sacha Mast (Kurt), Dustin Mast (Terisse), and Tyson Williamson (Jody). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren who were his pride and joy.
Brian’s passions were his love of his Country, US Veterans, and country music. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Disabled Veterans of America, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or any veteran organization of your choosing. Brian’s Life Celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448.