Mary Rice Williams


Mary Williams
Mary Williams, 80, of Fort Collins, died June 19, 2001, in Fort Collins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday June 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A recitation of the rosary was held at Allnutt Funeral Service/Drake Chapel. The Reverend Michael Delaney officiated. Interment was in the Logan City Cemetery in Logan, Utah.
Mary Rice was born April 25, 1921, at Saylesville, R.I., to Thomas James Rice and Mary Ellen Dodd Rice.
She graduated from the Homeopathic Nursing School in Providence, R.I. in 1943. She received her master’s in nursing from Utah State in 1951.
She married James Jardine Williams on June 23, 1945, in Fort Sotzenberg, the Philippines.
She served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II as a nurse stationed in Brisbane, Australia, Ora Bay, New Guinea, Manila the Philippines. She was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant.
She moved to Fort Collins in 1954 from Ephraim, Utah.
She was a Poudre School District nurse from 1966 to 1968. She worked for the Larimer County Health Department from 1968 to 1994. She was supervisor of the health care program for children with special needs.
Survivors include: her husband, Jim, of Fort Collins, and two daughters, Joan Williams of Fort Collins and Carol Williams of Denver, Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her son, Bob Williams; her brother, John Rice; and her aunt, Mala Sullivan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Clinic, Foothills Gateway, or to Special Olympics in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.


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