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Rhonda Williams

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Rhonda Eileen Williams (nee Cripe)
August 16, 1949-May 29, 2016

Rhonda was born on Aug. 16, 1949, the daughter of a farmer-factory worker and school teacher. She grew up on a farm in Sturgis, Mich., the first child of Orval and Helen Cripe. In her junior year of high school Rhonda met Stephen Williams and the two attended Central Michigan University. In June of 1970, in their third year at college, she and Stephen married. The couple honeymooned in Rhode Island and spent a portion of their road trip studying for their finals. In 1979, the couple moved to California. Seventeen years into marriage they had their only child, Lauren. For more than 20 years she worked in Santa Monica, Calif., at the RAND Corp. In March of 2015 she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 14 months later, after a difficult battle, she lost her life to the disease on May 29, 2016. She will be remembered for waking up every morning at 2:30 a.m. to clean, her hardworking spirit, her thriftiness, concern for others and a love of horses and cinnamon buns. Her brother Stephen Cripe preceded her in death. She is survived by Stephen, Lauren, son-in-law Ruben Vives, brother-in-law Michael Williams, Kay Abel Williams, sister-in-law, Janet Williams, nephew, JohnPark Williams and his wife, Alejandra Taboada Williams and niece, Katerine Williams and is loved by many. Services will be held on Sunday, June 12 at 1pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on June 5, 2016
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