Williams, who slipped into unconsciousness on Friday, spent his final days surrounded by family and friends. They celebrated Thanksgiving on Tuesday, setting a plate for Elmo at the dinner table while he rested in his bed nearby. The dinner included some of Elmo's favorite food and the family toasted Elmo, raising a glass of his favorite 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, a nod to the classic western 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.