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Ora Williams


1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Ora Williams Obituary

Ora Faye Terry Myler Williams, our beloved Mother, was called home Thursday, March 20, 2014. She passed away of natural causes just three weeks short of her 92nd birthday at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls.

Ora was born April 10, 1922, in Provo, Utah, to Enos Clyde Terry and Anna Evert Terry. She grew up on a dry farm at Antelope. She attended grade school in Rigby and graduated from Idaho Falls High School.

Ora met Orrin Myler, and they were married May 20, 1941. During World War II, they moved to Oakland, Calif., where Margaret and Marilyn were born. After the war, they moved back to Idaho Falls, where Don, Robert, Denise and Lyle were born. They were later divorced.

She worked as an accounting clerk at EG&G Idaho and later made travel arrangements for Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Co.

In 1985, Ora met Benjamin Williams, and they were married in September. They enjoyed summers in Idaho and winters in St. George, Utah, with trips to Arizona.

Ora was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities, including as Primary president, Relief Society teacher and Primary teacher.

Ora enjoyed reading, crafts and traveling. Ora especially loved traveling to visit her grandchildren.

Ora is survived by her daughter, Denise Myler, and son, Don R. Myler; both of Idaho Falls; daughter, Margaret Myler Hess of North Ogden, Utah; daughter, Marilyn Myler (Victor) Hasfurther of St. George, Utah; son, Lyle (Alesa) Myler of Casper, Wyo.; stepdaughter, Secelia Williams (Mehrl) Ellsworth of Litchfield Park, Ariz.; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Ora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Benjamin E. Williams; a sister, Anna Marie Andrew; two brothers, Marvin Terry and E. Clyde Terry; a son, Robert J. Myler; a grandson, Ernie Myler; a son-in-law, Brent Hess; and a stepson, Floyd Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at the Ammon 14th Ward, 4363 E. 17th St. The family will visit with family and friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.

We especially appreciate all the wonderful staff at Life Care Center for their friendship and compassionate care of Mother.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.


Published in Post Register on Mar. 26, 2014
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