Mary L. Williams, 79, of Kingman, passed away on July 29, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
At her request, there will be no funeral services held; a gathering of family members will be scheduled at a later date to celebrate her life.
Mary was born in Kemmerer, Wyo.,, on March 25, 1937. She spent most of her childhood in Salt Lake City. She graduated from Pasco High School in Washington. On Aug. 17, 1959, she married E.W. (Bill) Williams. They shared their lives for 33 years until his death in 1993.
Her greatest joy in life was being a loving wife, mother, and homemaker.
She enjoyed movies (especially those starring Brad Pitt) and most kinds of music (especially Elvis). In her younger days, she enjoyed dancing, bowling, golf, and gardening. She loved animals and adopted numerous strays that showed up on her doorstep over the years.
Mary is survived by her sister Gladys Purser; her children, Glenda Tavernakis, Mike (Lupe) Williams, Bill (Tina) Williams, Alan Williams, Sandra Williams and Jon (Yolanda) Williams; plus numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and friends.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband E.W. (Bill) Williams, her parents, Carl and Gladys Nordquist, her brother Carl Nordquist, and her sisters Elsie Hamp and Dorothy Campbell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Kingman Cancer Care, P.O. Box 3014, Kingman, Ariz. 86402; Western Arizona Humane Society, 950 Buchanan St., Kingman, Ariz. 86401, or The Arizona Humane Society at www.azhumane.org
The family of Mary Williams wished to thank everyone at the Kingman Cancer Center for their love and kindness.