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Dr. Terence Heaton Williams

January 5, 1929 November 16, 2017
Dr. Terence Heaton Williams
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Obituary for Dr. Terence Heaton Williams

Dr. Terence Heaton Williams, 88, died Thursday, November 16th, at home in Coralville. He was born January 5, 1929 in Oldham, England to Joseph E and Mona (Heaton) Williams. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dr. Glenys (Parry); his sister Pauline (Desmond) Wright; children: Ruth (Steve) Simonson, Jonathan (Chung), and Jeremy (Tamara); five grandchildren: Caleb, Michael, Andrew, Amy, and Tom; and close friend, Dr. Jean Jew.

Dr. Williams had a distinguished academic career in neuroanatomy, with MD, PhD, and DSc from the University of Manchester (England). He held teaching positions at Trinity College, Dublin, the University of Manchester, Harvard University, the University of Virginia, Tulane University, and the University of Iowa, where he arrived as chair of anatomy in 1973. He published significant research papers and important teaching tools, often in collaboration with friends or students. He had a passion for issues of justice.

In later decades, he struggled with great resolve against multiple sclerosis.

A service of remembrance will be held Sunday, November 19, at Lensing Oak Hill (210 Holiday Road Coralville.)

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or other programs that provide food for the hungry.

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12:30 PM 11/19/2017 12:30:00 PM
Lensing's Oak Hill -- Coralville

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, IA 52241

Family will greet guests an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Lensing's Oak Hill -- Coralville
210 Holiday Road Coralville 52241 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Oak Hill Cemetery -- Coralville Final Resting Place

1st Avenue North and Russell Slade Boulevard
Coralville, Iowa 52241

1st Avenue North and Russell Slade Boulevard Coralville 52241 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Salvation Army

1116 Gilbert Court
Iowa City, IA 52240

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