Brookings' Elmo Williams dies at age 102
Curry Coastal Pilot
By Scott Graves
November 25, 2015
Long-time Brookings resident and retired Hollywood film producer Elmo Williams died peacefully in his home at 4:30 a.m. today (Nov. 25) at the age of 102.
Williams, who had been in a semi-lucid state since Friday after taking medication for heart trouble, spent his final days surrounded by family and friends. They celebrated Thanksgiving on Tuesday, setting a plate for Elmo at the dinner table near his bed and serving his favorite food and toasting him with his favorite German wine.
“It was a very peaceful passing,” said Elmo’s adult daughter Stacy Williams.
A memorial for Elmo is scheduled for Dec. 12 at the Brookings Elks Lodge. The time of the event is high noon, after the movie High Noon, in which Elmo received an Academy Award as film editor. The family will hold a private service before then.
Check Saturday's Curry Coastal Pilot for a full story and photos about Elmo Williams.
WILLIAMS, Elmo (Elmo James Williams)
Born: 4/30/2013, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Died: 11/25/2015, Brookings, Oregon, U.S.A.
Elmo Williams’ westerns producer, director, cinematographer, film editor:
Hellgate – 1952 [film editor]
High Noon – 1952 [film editor]
The Tall Texas – 1953 [director, film editor]
The Cowboy – 1954 [producer, director, cinematographer, film editor]
Apache Warrior – 1957 [director]
Hell Canyon Outlaws – 1957 [film editor]