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Barbara A. Williams

Apr 11, 2017 - From files

Barbara A. Williams of Riverton died peacefully March 31, 2017, at her home surrounded by family.

She was 83 years old.

Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.

She was born Dec. 9, 1934, to Hubert C. and Wilma R. Jones in Dobson, North Carolina.

She was a wife, homemaker and mother, and a friend to many.

She married the love of her life, W.R. "Bill" Williams, on April 6, 1961, and lived in Alaska until his retirement.

They also lived in Colorado and Arizona.

After his death Mrs. Williams moved to Riverton, where she grew up, to be near family.

She enjoyed fishing for halibut, camping, golfing, watching Alaska reality shows or a good western on TV, but mostly spending time with her family and friends.

Barbara Williams is survived by her son, Joey Jones of Riverton; daughter Joni Shiels of Forks, Washington; grandson Sheridan Shiels of Enumclaw, Washington; son Casey and is wife, Bebe Williams, and granddaughter Blaze Marie Williams, of Wasilla, Alaska; sisters Ramona (N.D.) Thomas, Nelda (Don) Harper, Brenda (Vernon) David and Pearl (Jason) Jones; sisters-in-law Ida Williams Elliot and Edward (Aggie) Jones; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, W.R. "Bill" Williams; her parents, Hubert and Wilma Jones; and brothers Edward O. Jones and Earl Jason Jones.

Her ashes, along with her husband's ashes, will be spread in their favorite mountain range in Alaska.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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