Wilma D. Williams

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2000

Alaska pioneer and Anchor Point resident Wilma D. Williams died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Mary Conrad Center of Alzheimer's, with her daughter, Pauline, by her side. She was 84.

A joint service with son Charlie Williams, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Homer Elks Hall with Pioneers of Alaska Auxiliary No. 14 officiating.

Burial will be at the Hickerson Cemetery, in Homer. The pall bearers will be Andre' Drake, Raymond Drake, Alan Olson, Al Poindexter, Cliff Shafer and Jack (Red) Dess.

Mrs. Williams was born June 23, 1916, in Pleasant Hope, Mo., to Charles and Elva McCurdy.

She married Carl Williams on Feb. 27, 1937, in Mo. In April of 1937, they moved to Alaska, where they made their home and raised a family.

They lived summers in Williams Port and winters in Pile Bay until moving to Anchor Point in 1955 so the children could attend school.

Mrs. Williams was a lifelong Pioneer of Alaska Auxiliary No. 14, Elks Emblem Club and Ladies of the Moose Lodge.

"Wilma's door was always open and there was always an extra plate at her table. She had more friends than anyone could count, but to her they were all family. She enjoyed crocheting, doing arts and crafts, attending the state fair and many craft shows with her daughter Pauline," the family wrote.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Williams, and son, Charlie.

She is survived by daughters, Pauline Williams, of Anchorage, and Ruby Braman, of Hudson, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Patty Williams, of Sweethome, Ore., and Raymond and Linda Williams, of Anchor Point; sister, Velda Pugh, of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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