Karen Lee (Dewey) Williams
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MARSHALL, TEXAS / CLIFTON SPRINGS - Karen Lee (Dewey) Williams, 71, passed away at her residence Thursday (December 25, 2014).
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday (December 31, 2014) at the Downs Funeral Home, in Marshall, Texas. Funeral services will beheld at 2:00 p.m., Thursday (January 1, 2015) in the chapel of Downs Funeral Home with Father Denzil Vithanage officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
Donations may be made in her memory to Special Olympics, Inc., 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20036.
Karen Lee (Dewey) Williams was born August 6, 1943, to Leland H. Dewey and Emma Elizabeth (Hicks) Dewey in Clifton Springs, New York. She attended the State University of New York in Oswego. Karen married Lewis Wayne Williams on November 11, 1961, in Phelps, New York, and together they celebrated over fifty years before his death in 2012. She was a member of the Catholic Church, the Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Karen was a teacher who enjoyed life, loved people, and was a loving mother and grandmother. She was young at heart, stylish, loved to dance and have fun.
She is survived by her daughters, Kelly L. Williams Porter and husband, John P. of Lyons, New York, and Christina L. Williams of Phelps, New York; two grandchildren, Ian L. Block of Arlington, Virginia, and Brittyn M. Willie of Phelps, New York.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Lewis Wayne Williams.

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Published in Finger Lakes Times from Dec. 30, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015.
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January 29, 2015
I'm sorry for your lose. I hope that you can lean among friends in this difficult time. may the sayings of 2 T hessalonans 2:16 comfort you during this difficult time.
January 23, 2015
Know that God is near those who are brokenhearted and He will give you the strength to cope at this difficult time. Isaiah 57:15
January 18, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family. I hope that your many fond memories will comfort you and that the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts –
January 17, 2015
I offer my deepest sympathies, may your memories continue to bring you comfort, and always remember "God is our refuge and strength." - Psalms 46
Tyler
January 16, 2015
Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you and your family during this most difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2
January 12, 2015
I'm sincerely sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in remembering that God is our salvation in times of distress. Isaiah 33:2.
G. C.
January 9, 2015
Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you and your family during this most difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2
January 8, 2015
Karen was my first friend, my neighbor a shared the birthday. so sorry to hear of her passing.
judy ottley arico
January 4, 2015
May God strengthen and comfort the family during your time of sorrow.
January 4, 2015
Kelly and Tina: I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was quite a lady and a whole lot of fun to be around. She will be missed by many. Sincere condolences.
John Polee
January 3, 2015
Kelly and Christina,so sorry for your loss....a wonderful highschool best friend for sure.....she was one of the best.
Boni Overslaugh
January 3, 2015
Karen was my first real friend in school...remembering the great times we had together.loved her dearly.I am so sorry for your loss,Kelly and
Christina. Boni Overslaugh,Phelps
January 3, 2015
My condolences to the family. May loving memories warm your heart and may the God of tender mercies comfort you in your time of loss.
January 2, 2015
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Karen for a number of years at the BOCES Tech Center. She was full of life and always made me laugh. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.
Nancy Robbins
December 31, 2014
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you find comfort in John 11 : 25 and the many other promises in God's word that bring us comfort in our difficult times.
December 31, 2014
I am sorry for your loss may the God of all comfort (Romans 15:13) be with your family during this difficult time
December 31, 2014
My deepest sympathy. May God's Holy Spirit be with the family. I pray that he brings comfort to you all at this hard time.
E Hairston
December 31, 2014
I'm so sorry for Your lost. ( John 11 : 25 )
Jamie
December 31, 2014
Our sincere sympathy to you and your family for the loss of you mother. She will be missed. A wonderful woman.
John and Diana Marro
December 30, 2014
Very sorry to read of Karen's passing. We were friends throughout high school and I certainly valued that friendship. Please accept my condolences.
Dick Axtell
December 30, 2014
My condolences go to the family of Karen Lee (Dewey )Williams.So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of sorrow.(Acts24:15)
C.W.
December 30, 2014
So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God's word.
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