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Margaret Williams Obituary

Margaret Alexandra Rose Williams, 95, of Yuba City passed away on January 9th, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 22, 1921, in Chico, California, to Hulda Johanssen, a native of Finland, and Manual (Roza) Rose, a native of the Azores. Margaret was the first generation born in America. She was raised in Durham, California, and graduated from Pierce High School.

Margaret married Irlis M. Williams on August 5, 1939. They were married for almost 45 years before his passing. She still lived in the home Irlis built for her and their three children in 1952. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening, crossword puzzles, and Lawrence Welk. For many years she entered her beautiful flowers and handmade textiles in local county fairs and the state fair. She won 163 ribbons of which 70 were first place ribbons. In addition, she received 4 "Best of Show" at the state fair and 5 "Best of Show" in local county fairs for her textiles.

Margaret was preceded in death by her mother and father, husband Irlis M. Williams, sister Mildred Murphy of San Jose, and brother Harry Rose of Chico. She is survived by her children; Janice Williams, of Amboy, Illinois, Cheryl Layden, of Yuba City, and Bruce (Lavena) Williams of Yuba City, grandchildren; Ragan (David) Clemens, of Yuba City, Kacie (Jon) Perata, of Chico, and Amy Williams, of Yuba City, great grandchildren; Kallie and Hannah Clemens of Yuba City, and Cam and Cora Perata, of Chico, and a sister, Marilyn Richardson of Castro Valley. Margaret cherished them all.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, January 16th at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City. Graveside services will be held at Sutter Cemetery on Tuesday, January 17th at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow in the Yuba Sutter Room at the Hampton Inn in Yuba City.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 15, 2017
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