John Gordon Williams, age 74, a resident of Ocate, New Mexico passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 . He was born on September 12, 1938 in Maplewood, New Jersey to Ernest Williams and Ethel Jones Williams. John was a member of D.A.N. and N. R. A. In 1639 his family was one of the founding families of Hartford, Connecticut, and Manchester, Connecticut. During his early years, he raced cars in Europe. John also served in the United States Air force. He was president of the KSK in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 15 years and helped them build a Stupa. He loved to travel, scuba dive, swim in the ocean, study, read and learn. He was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest Williams and Ethel Jones Williams; brother: Robert Williams. He is survived by his loving wife Karen Hartshorn of the family home in Ocate, NM; son: Kris Robbins of Albuquerque, NM; sisters: Constance Williams Walker and Ann Williams Bell both of Connecticut; nephews and nieces: John Walker, Anthony Williams Walker, Allison Bell all of Connecticut; Richard Bell and Bruce Bell of Connecticut. Memorial Service will be held at Rogers Chapel in Las Vegas, NM, Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Danny Enriquez II Officiating. Eulogist will be Tod Gibson Brown. Public Viewing will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Rogers Chapel in Las Vegas, NM. Please visit our website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign our online register book. Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas, NM, 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.