Williams, Adele R. Lewis Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Adele R. Williams, 79, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 17, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Her funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Father John R. Jasper of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Interment will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Williams was born April 27, 1921, in Baker County to Percy and Thelma (Peterson) Lewis. She received her education in Baker County, and married Chester O. Williams on May 1, 1939, at Weiser, Idaho. They lived in Cove for a time before moving to Portland, where they both worked in the shipyards during World War II. Following the war they returned to Baker City, where she lived until her death.

Mrs. Williams worked many years as a waitress at the Baker Hotel. She also worked at the Royal Cafe and the Fireside, and later worked at the Third and Dewey Market before retiring. She loved to have coffee and visit with her friends, and would do anything for anyone. She enjoyed yard sales.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughter, Carol J. West, and son-in-law, Tommy G. West, of La Grande; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Ron Colton of Baker City; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters: her twin, Elaine (Hap) Leigh, Fay Edge and Zena Edwards, all of Baker City; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Chester, who died in 1995.

Contributions in Mrs. Williams’ memory may be made to the St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in care of Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Ore., 97814.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 22, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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