Kathleen (Kay) Daniels Williams


Kathleen (Kay) Daniels Williams, 80, passed away peacefully at her home August 3, 2011. Kay was born Oct. 11, 1930 in Malad City, Idaho, the youngest daughter of Ida Ward and Luther O. Daniels. She attended school and completed her education in Malad.

On December 13, 1947, Kay married Wayne E. Williams, her lifetime companion. They were constant companions for nearly 64 years and rarely was one seen without the other.

Kay worked at the Evans Co-op in her early years and also at the Senior Citizen Center. She was always by Wayne’s side helping in all his projects and work. Always willing to listen, Kay was a great source for advice and of course, her famous recipes. Never complaining or judging, she was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her solid strength and love was the center for her family. She knew just what to say when you needed her help and when to just listen.

Kay stayed busy after retirement by crocheting afghans for every grandchild’s graduation, marriage and baby afghans for each newborn great grandchild. Her biggest hobby was picking up after Wayne and his hobbies by constantly locating missing hammers, tools and numerous sunglasses!

In her later years, Kay enjoyed quiet days watching the mountain bluebirds and humming birds with Wayne at “the ranch”. Her home was always the gathering place for family and friends for every occasion. If love could have saved her, she would still be here.

Kay is survived by her husband, Wayne, and her children, Shelia Hawkins, Verlin (Annette) Williams, Pam (Ron) Davidson and Brad (Kathy) Williams; a sister Lola (John) Evans, and brothers, Dan (Betty) Daniels and Jess Daniels. She has eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Her parents, a brother Eldon and a sister Anna Lou, are welcoming her arrival in heaven.

Family will receive visitors at the Horsley Funeral Home in Malad City from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 7th and again on Monday, August 8th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The funeral service will be at the Malad Stake Center at noon. Burial will follow at the Samaria Cemetery.

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