Mary Rita Williams

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October 10, 1930 ~ July 4, 2017

Mary 'Rita' Williams, age 86, passed away on July 4, 2017, in Edmonds, Washington, after courageously battling dementia for over ten years.
She was born October 10, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan.
She worked as an executive secretary for the Chrysler Corporation before marrying Al Williams.
Rita and Al moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1965, where they raised their three children. Rita also worked at JC Penney at the Vancouver Mall and was an active parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She moved to Seattle in 2007.
Rita was a dedicated and loving mother and friend
that was always willing to lend a helping hand.
She had a smile that would light up a room.
Rita enjoyed music, skiing, golf, filet mignon, chardonnay and blueberry muffins.
Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Al Williams. Survivors include her three children: Mike Williams of Pleasanton, CA, Patti Coats of Seattle, WA, and Tom Williams of Vancouver, WA; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10a.m. on Friday, July 14, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service and the reception immediately following it.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the at or P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.
The family would like to express their most heartfelt thanks to the owners and staff at Sunset Villa of Edmonds, Washington, for the exceptional and loving care and support provided to Rita.
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Published in The Columbian on July 11, 2017
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