Rachel W. Williams


Funeral Wednesday For Mrs. Williams
Funeral services for Rachel W. Williams, 86, who died Saturday at Ogden following a long illness, were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the LDS Fourth Ward with Counselor Elden Archibald conducting.
Family prayer at the funeral home was offered by S. Frank Allen. At the chapel, the organ prelude and postlude music were played by Mrs. EldaLaine A. Allen. Invocation was offered by Raymond J. Couch; obituary and tribute by Mrs. Mary Larson.
Speakers were Thomas W. Richards, W. W. Thomas and Colen H. Sweeten, Jr.; remarks, Elden G. Archibald. Vocal selections were presented by Gerald Couch and Mrs. Ruby Sims. The benediction was offered by John Keith Williams. Accompanist was Mrs. Myra Jean John.
Concluding rites were at the Malad City Cemetery with Oliver C. Davis offering the dedicatory prayer. Flowers were carried by members of the Fourth Ward Relief Society.
Casket Bearers were Harold Williams, Howard Williams, R. Eugene Williams, Orval Wayne Williams, Ronald J. Davis, and Gerald Couch. Honorary Bearers were Lowell Williams, LaVern Williams, John Keith Williams, Larry Williams and Raymond Couch.
Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 20, 1880 at Samaria, a daughter of Daniel J. and Margaret Morse Williams.
She was married to Benjamin T. Williams March 14, 1900, at Malad City. Mr. Williams died August 2, 1953.
Mrs. Williams was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was active in the Relief Society and Sunday School. She was a member of the Oneida County War Mothers.
Survivors include five sons and two daughters: Ralph Williams, Samaria: Benjamin (Bud) Williams. Emmett; Orval Williams and Ronald Williams, both Pocatello; William W. Williams, Roy, Utah; Mrs. Oliver C. (Hannah) Davis. Garland, and Margaret Fry, Salt Lake City; 20 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Also surviving are a brother and two sisters: Ernest Williams and Mrs. Thomas (Marie) Lusk. both Malad City, and Mrs. Mary Jane Mansfield, Salt Lake City.

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