Dorothy E. Williams, a 85 year resident of Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Estates, passed away on Tuesday, Jan 24th, in Torrance, Calif. She was born in Salt Lake City, UT. Dorothy was 103 when she died. She was a life long member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, the Mormon Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. As a young women she worked for the Utah Power and Light Co. in Salt Lake City. Many remember her still from her working for her son, Dr. Raymond H. Williams in his Optometric practice. She so enjoyed meeting his patients and they enjoyed her. But and foremost she was a Homemaker. Her life revolved around her home and garden and her family. She raised turkeys at her home at 218 Avenue E which was built by her father, Abram Wardrop and still is standing today. Dorothy also served as President of the Redondo Beach Rotary Ann's and California State President of the PEO, a world wide organization. Her passions were her two sons, Raymond and Richard and her gardens. Her lath house was particularly lovely and many enjoyed seeing her flowers there while being entertained. Dorothy loved Hawaii and going on cruises. Her son Richard worked for Matsonia Shipping and helped his parents have lovely trips. She is survived by her Son, Richard Williams of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, Daughter in law, Mary Lou Williams of Torrance, 4 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Hilker Williams, a pioneer banker in Redondo Beach for Bank of America, Son Dr. Raymond H. Williams, 2 Sisters, Eva and Alta, 2 Brothers, Cliff and Frank, and their spouses, her Father, Abram F. Wardrop and Mother, Janey E. Wardrop. The Service will be at Pacific Crest Cemetery on Monday, January 30th, 2006 at l:00PM. Burial will immediately follow.

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  1. Mrs. Williams (whom we always called Evelyn) was such a wonderful woman. She used to come each morning to visit her mother, Mrs. Schmale, who was our next door neighbor on Juanita Ave. where my brother, Bill, and I grew up. I have fond memories of her helping me pick figs from the big tree in the back yard, singing “little kid” songs with me and always sharing a smile and happy spirit. What a treasure! May God bless each of you. Sister Mary Agnes Nance

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