WILLIAMS, PRISCILLA J. "PERCY" Olivenhain - Percy Williams passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 after a short battle with cancer. She was born April 20, 1949 in Sellersville, Penn., to Margaret and Rodman Webster. Percy graduated from Upper Moreland High School in 1967. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. After graduation, she moved to Texas and worked at an NBC television station. In 1973, she received a transfer to San Diego to work at NBC 39. After a short stay, she became an Administrative Assistant for Tom Carter at San Diego Federal until 1981. She stayed with Tom Carter, becoming his Office Manager at Carter Finance until she got her Real Estate Broker License in 1988. She worked for Century 21 Sea Coast, Encinitas for two years, then went back to Carter Finance/Carter Reese, a Real Estate Developer until 1997 at which time she went to work for herself as an Independent Real Estate Broker. Percy is survived by her sister, Bev Yalch of Pennsylvania; niece Michelle Kasmauskis living in Ireland; nephew Matthew Yalch of Michigan; and soulmate, William Steffan. All are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at her home, 1085 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Olivenhain 92024. In lieu of flowers, Percy requested donations in her honor to: Vitas Foundation, email: [email protected]

Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Mar. 27, 2011.
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I always remember Percy's hospitality and class every Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful tradition of a gourmet Christmas Eve.
Susan M Cox
March 21, 2021
Percy was my friend, my confidante, my sister. Sisters share a special bond and now my life will never be quite the same without her. I miss her terribly but cherish the many wonderful times we had together. I love you, Percy.
Bev Yalch
April 3, 2011
I will always remember Percy for her rational sense, her calming talk, her humanist outlook and her always present smile. Thank you for so many wonderful times, good food, great bread and wine. A beautiful woman, a beautiful soul, a good and true friend. You touched us all and we are better for having had you in our lives. Be at Peace, dear lady.
Thomas Campanile
April 2, 2011
When I think of Percy, I think of calmness. Now she is at peace. Peace and calmness go together. I am sure she is in a good place. I am so sorry Bill that you have lost Percy. I hope you find all the strength you need to ease all sorrow.
Tracey Schropp
April 2, 2011
When you think about Percy a smile will come to you face because that is the kind of person Percy was. I will always remember the beautiful soft spoken and happy Percy. She will be greatly miss but always remembered.
Pam & Bruce Biedebach
April 1, 2011
I have had the honor of spending the last 26 1/2 years with Percy. She completed me, she helped make me the person I am today. She was a professional at work and a chef in the kitchen. She had class, she had a vision to see things that most people didn't. She was an amazing woman and she will be forever in my heart and mind. She will be dearly missed.
Bill Steffan
April 1, 2011
Percy was a truly wonderful person. I worked with her on and off for almost 39 years. Last June I monitored her real estate license test and now she is gone, just like that. A light has gone out and the world will miss her but she will live on in the memories of those whose lives she touched. She was a fabulous professional, a wonderful cook and a true green thumb. Such a loss.
Donald Schiffer
March 31, 2011
Hiya all the reader, I am son of the belated Tom Carter whom Percy Williams worked with. God blessed her rests in peace... We surely missed her in our heart eternally.
Tod Carter
March 30, 2011
Tom&Debbie Steffan
March 30, 2011
Percy had a class about her that I could never quite put my finger on, she was open but
had a mysterious side. Anyway
I only met her a few times when
purchasing a home from her,
she was always pleasant and had a professionalism that
cannot be forced, I could tell she enjoyed helping people and i always looked forward to seeing her. Condolences to her family and all who were close to her.
Aric Gnesa
March 30, 2011
Percy was without a doubt one of the most beautiful souls I've even known. I agree with everyone - what an absolutely classy lady she was. The combination of her kindness, humility, and sophistication is one that has and will continue to inspire me on a regular basis.

I am grateful for the time we had with her and would like to express my condolensces to Bev, Matt, Michelle, Bill, and all those who were close to her.
Lexi Krout
March 27, 2011
Even though our friendship lasted a few short years. My life was touch and blessed with her in it. I will and have cherished all the moment that we shared together. Percy was always gracious and loving without reservation. She let me know right away, that she was a dear friend and that I was always welcome in her home and life. I love you and miss you, hugs and kisses my friend.
Timothy Harley
March 27, 2011
Even though we only had the opportunity to meet Percy once, we could tell what a special woman she was. She was so welcoming and sweet. I have some recipes of hers that are among my favorites. I will always think of her when I make them.
Sarah Wightman
March 27, 2011
You will be missed.
Beth Knies
March 27, 2011
she was a very good friend to me.She always welcomed me when I would come to the mainland to visit or work.She was always a great cook and she will be missed.Adios ke Aloha percy...r.torres(haleiwa,hawaii)
rene torres
March 27, 2011
Percy inspired in me such reverence. She possessed professional and political astutenss while having the best taste and the highest skills of anyone I know when it came to the culinary arts - and to entertaining. She exuded class at all times. I will miss her and always remember her.

I give my deepest condolences to all her loved ones, especially Bill.
Susan Morse
March 27, 2011
May all the wonderful memories of your shared life with Percy keep you going. We are so sorry that her life was cut short. She was a beautiful lady.
Nancy Miller
March 27, 2011
From financial advice, to a really good recipe, Percy was always there with good information. Our Christmas Eve dinner parties will glow in my memory forever. I will miss her quiet influence. Susch a classy lady.
Susan Cox
March 27, 2011
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