Nina E. Williams


A funeral service for Nina E. Williams, a retired Lewiston cook, was held at 2 p.m. today at Vasser-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewis ton, with Bishop John Stellmon of the Lewiston Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Malad City Cemetery, conducted by Bishop Jared Crowther.
Williams, a 75-year-old retired Lewiston cook, died Friday of emphysema at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
She had lived in Lewiston for 27 years.
She was born May 1, 1916, at Portage, Utah, to Alvin W. and Blanche Landon John. She attended school at Malad City.
She married Henry G. Williams March 20, 1937, in Brigham City. Utah. He died in 1951. She married Leland D. Harris in 1952. He died in 1958. She married George A. Williams in 1963. They later divorced.
Williams worked for Crowthers Brothers Milling Co., and then began working as a cook for the Dude Ranch Cafe in Malad. She moved to Lewiston in 1964, and began cooking at the Gem Cafe.
Williams later worked as a cook for the Head Start program. After working there for 12 years, she re-tired in 1977.
She was an avid bingo player.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Lewiston. She also belonged to the Eagles Ladies’ Auxiliary for about 40 years, and was a member of the women of the Moose for about 20 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley J. Byington and Nina Martene (Marty) Correll, both of Lewiston: a son, DuWayne J. Williams of Everett. Wash.; a stepson, Henry D. Williams of Fernley, Nev.; a sister, Alta Hess of Malad City; a half-sister, Betty Lou Johnson of Irving, Texas; a half-brother, Tom Babbitt of Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Dave L. Harris, a brother, DuWayne John, a sister, Bonnie Schmidt, a half-brother, Richard Babbitt, and a half-sister, Dorothy Mae Babbitt.

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