Weatherford Democrat


October 23, 2012

Shirley V. Williams


Shirley V. Williams, a beloved wife, mother, grammar and great grammar, went home on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

Shirley was born at home on June 1, 1924 in Lawrence, Ind.  She attended Purdue University, where she met the love of her life, her husband of 67 years, Fred Williams. After Fred joined the Army Air Force, she traveled to Victoria, Texas, to pin on his wings upon his graduation from flight school. They were married in her parents’ home in Indiana, while Fred was on leave in 1945. Shirley, Fred and their three children moved to Weatherford in 1961. Shirley retired as a teacher from WISD. Her natural ability to teach special students with a firm and loving hand was a blessed gift which she shared with her students with joy, a positive attitude and her wonderful laugh. Shirley was a member of the Parker County Home Extension for over 50 years and was an active member of the WISD Retired Teachers Association for many years. She will be remembered for her loving and tender heart, her great laugh and her love and dedication to her family. The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to many family friends, the caregivers, Arbor House and Dr. James B. Newton.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Fred Williams; daughters, Diana Hays and husband, Nick and Karen Henckell and husband Ted; son, Wayne Williams and wife Judy; 12 great-grandschilren; brother, Don Vansickle; and sister, Jean Berry.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Greenwood Community Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in memory of Shirley to Happy Hills Farm in Granbury or the Pythian Home in Weatherford.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

913 North Elm Street Weatherford, TX 76086

(817) 594-2747

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