August 1979 – February 2015
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Lee "Mandy" Williams, 35, passed away in Bozeman, Feb. 18, 2015, from liver disease.
Lee was born in Bozeman to Anne and Jim Williams, Aug. 24, 1979. She graduated from Bridger Alternative School and attended college at Southern Oregon University and Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and received a BFA from Montana State University.
Lee was one of those very special and unique personalities who took great interest in other people, as well as the environment. She loved animals, both domestic and wild. Lee cared deeply about the welfare of her friends and even strangers who seemed to need help – and she was there to help if she could. Lee was kind, generous, and very caring, an incredibly fine person. She embraced diversity, refusing to judge people based on their race, nationality or sexual orientation. And she stood up for these beliefs, defending her principles whenever anyone around her made fun of, or ridiculed, others in her presence.
She was an artistic person who was talented at the potter's wheel, ceramic sculpture, painting, printmaking and photography. Living in Montana inspired Lee's art and her love of the outdoors. She was passionate about taking care of the environment and was very concerned about the growth of the human population and the destruction of the natural environment that comes with too many people. We think that she was too kind and sensitive to live very long in this world.
Lee leaves behind her father Jim Williams, mother Ann Williams, stepfather Dennis Brown, brother Scott, sister-in-law Denise, special friends Jon and Loren, her beloved German shepherd Bridger, and many additional friends and relatives.
Cremation and taken place. Memorials may be made to the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter or the
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 31, 2015