It is always good to look back to see where we were then and how far from there we are now. We do that, not with sadness or bitterness over the changes that have taken place, but to better help us understand why we are where we are today. We can see the reasons for our failures and successes. It also gives us an appreciation for those who made the effort to make public education the institution that has been proven to be so successful in formulating the American culture as we know it today.
“The History of San Dieguito Union High School District: 1936-1981,” by Robert F. Williamson
Mr. Robert F. Williamson, one of those “who made the effort”, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
Robert F. Williamson, 85 ENCINITAS —
Robert Williamson passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
He was born February 23, 1926 in Hopkinton, Iowa. Robert was a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserve ~ 1943 to 1968, and was active during WWII and Korean War. He then received an MA degree in US History, becoming a teacher at San Dieguito High School from 1953 to 1981.
He took an early retirement from teaching to volunteer with US Center for World Mission and then Frontiers Mission until 1992.
Robert was married to his best friend, Virginia, from 1948 until her death in 2006. He is survived by his two sons and their wives, Gary of San Marcos, and Bruce of Encinitas; four granddaughters; one grandson; and two great- grandsons.
A Memorial / Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. 858-509-2580
You may sign his guest here.