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Virginia Mae Overbey Williams
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1932
Chelan County
Washington, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 2009
Chelan County
Washington, USA

Virginia Mae Williams, 77, of Wenatchee, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Monday, December 14, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 20, 1932, in Wenatchee to Henry T. and Genevieve G. (Hodgman) Overbey. She moved with her family to Grand Coulee where she received her schooling.

She met Leonard Leroy Williams in Electric City, following his honorable discharge from the Navy. They were married in Coeur d'Alene, on November 5, 1959. They made a brief move to Spokane before making their home in Wenatchee in 1961. Virginia began working at some of the local packing sheds prior to going to work in housekeeping at Saint Anthony's Hospital. She went to work as a housekeeper for Eddie May's Hotel when it opened and worked there until being asked to set up the housekeeping department of the new Thunderbird Hotel in the early 1970s. She later set up housekeeping once again for the Rivers Inn Hotel during the early 1980s.

She opened a ceramics shop in Wenatchee known as "Daisy Ceramics" and later moved to East Wenatchee where she started "Ginny's Ceramics." She moved the business to her home and continued its operation until selling her inventory after her husband Leonard retired. Once retired, they enjoyed travelling to Grand Coulee and camping at the space known as "Old Number 7", and also traveling in their RV to many Bluegrass Festivals. She was a very talented artist and loved to share her arts and crafts. She became known for her crafting "All Nighters."

Virginia was "Miss Christmas." She loved the celebration of Christmas. She usually had 7 to 9 Christmas trees, each with a different theme and of course ceramic villages too. She always dressed up with flair for Christmas, and became known for her shoes and coats. She so loved having visits from her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed gardening and always had several projects that were known as "Virginia's honey-do-lists".

She is survived by four sons and three daughters, Ted (Maria) Herrera, Nice, Calif., Lenny (Terry Lynn) Williams, Woodinville, Christy Such, East Wenatchee, Ron (Rozy) Williams, Wenatchee, Marci Williams, Anchorage, Vickie Williams, Dutch Harbor, and Fred Williams, Wenatchee; three sisters, Joyce Foltz, Walla Walla, Patty Rambo, Greenville, Tenn., and Linda Weaver, Grand Coulee; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Williams on October 29, 2009, by one infant son, Ricky Herrera, one brother, Ronald Overbey and two half-brothers, Carl and Bud Overbey.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Notter, his staff and the "chemo" girls at Wenatchee Valley Clinic, for all of their patience, love and compassion over the last year.

A Commemoration Service will be held on Monday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. at Heritage Memorial Chapel, 19 Rock Island Road, East Wenatchee, with Pastor Kel Groseclose officiating. Concluding services and the interment will follow in the Spring Canyon Cemetery at Grand Coulee. 
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  Leonard Leroy Williams (1933 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Canyon Cemetery
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Dec 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45752213
Virginia Mae <i>Overbey</i> Williams
Added by: Max Turpin
Virginia Mae <i>Overbey</i> Williams
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Virginia Mae <i>Overbey</i> Williams
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To a life well lived and a person well loved - see you in Heaven!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Mar. 12, 2011

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