Emily Jean Williamson

Emily Jean Williamson

Emily Jean Williamson, blithe spirit and treasured daughter, sister, and friend died on February 13, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.

Emily was born in Seattle on April 28, 1970 to Ron and Ethelyn Williamson. She grew up on Bainbridge Island and graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1988. In 1992 she graduated from Evergreen State College.

After graduation she moved to Seattle and worked in a variety of jobs from being a bike messenger to taking care of children at a day care center in downtown Seattle. She also founded Fuzzy Caterpillar, a party-planning service for children's events. And after she moved to West Seattle, she became a favorite with customers at Many Moons Trading Co. where she displayed a talent for matching people with just the right outfit. But most notably Emily will be remembered for creative energy and her whimsical paintings created seemingly effortlessly and featuring flowers, birds, and a variety of inscrutable owls.

Emily was preceded in death by her father, Ron Williamson and is survived by her mother, Ethelyn Williamson, her sister, Jennifer, her brother, David, a nephew, Grant Forster, a niece, Lauren Forster, her kind and caring housemates in West Seattle and a myriad of friends.

There will be a Memorial Service at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1:00pm. Shuttles will be available for those on the 11:25am ferry from Seattle. Look for the daffodils. Donations may be made to Arms Around Bainbridge at:

www.armsaroundbainbridge.com.

Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013