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Mary Williams

April 5, 1935 August 27, 2019
Mary Williams
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Obituary for Mary Williams
In Loving Memory

Mary Louise Williams, long-time rural Vacaville resident, and retired Elementary school teacher passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from a stroke. Mary was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren when she passed.

Mary was born on April 5, 1935, in Modesto, California, of Orval and Bessie Rash. She was raised in Vallejo and attended college at Sacramento State University, until her marriage to Larry Allen Williams, of Vacaville on February 18, 1956. Mary and Larry had five children and cherished 47 years of marriage together. Mary worked as a substitute teacher in Solano County while her children were small, but returned to college at CSU, Sacramento, earning her teaching credential in 1975. She worked for the Vacaville Unified School District for 35 years, with most years teaching kindergarten and first grade at Markham Elementary School and Cooper Elementary School. She is remembered for her love of learning and making each child feel special. Mary retired from the Vacaville School District in 2002, to help care for Husband. After Larry passed away in 2003, she returned as a volunteer to teach reading to children at Cooper School. She was an enthusiastic gardener and quilter and enjoyed being a member of the Vaca Valley Garden Club, and the Vacaville Quilting Group. Mary attended the Church of the Epiphany in Vacaville.

Mary is survived by her children, Larry Williams Jr. of Vacaville, Robert Williams of Dixon, Daniel and David Williams of Texas, and fellow-teacher Debbie Edwards of Vacaville, as well as thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at her home 7443 Elizabeth Road Vacaville, CA 95688 on
Saturday, September 7, from 11:00 to 5:00. In lieu of flowers, Mary’s family requests donations to the Cooper Elementary School Library, 750 Christine Drive Vacaville, CA. 95687.
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