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 Beatrice <I>Elliott</I> Williams

Beatrice Elliott Williams

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 28 May 2013 (aged 94)
Dickerson, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row M, Lot 7 Lower, Site 2B
Memorial ID 112084371 · View Source
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Parents:
- Edwin Eugene Elliott [1888-1972]
- Beatrice Zenora (Calhoun) Elliott [1891-1974]

Married Milo Woodbridge Williams in March, 1943.

Children:
- Milo Woodbridge Williams Jr. [1959-1970]
- Edith Williams
- Susan Williams Spalding
- Elizabeth Williams Holter
- Beatrice Williams Ross

Obituary

Beatrice Elliott Williams died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 surrounded by her family.

Bee was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 31, 1918 to Captain Edwin Elliott and Beatrice Elliott.

As the daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood and adolescence in a variety of places, including Minnesota, the Philippines, Montana and California. In 1937 she became a student at Pomona College where she met her future husband, Woody Williams. In 1939, she transferred to San Diego State and majored in Spanish, graduating in 1941.

She and Woody were married in March, 1943.

After WWII they lived in Inverness, CA. In 1954 they moved to Maryland, settling in the small, rural town of Dickerson, after an initial four years in Bethesda, a suburb of Washington DC. In 2003 she and Woody moved to Greenville, NC.

Bee's gentle and loving nature made her a light to all who knew her. A devoted and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she made her family the center of her life. Her care extended to accepting and loving the numerous pets brought home by her children. In addition to caring for her family, she was active in her church, St. Peter's in Poolesville, Maryland, where she taught Sunday School and was an active member of the Women's Fellowship Circle and Homemakers Club. Her nurturing spirit also shone through in her love of gardening which she shared with others as a member of the local garden club. Every year she filled the yard with beautiful flower displays and planted a large vegetable garden which provided the family with fresh vegetables throughout the summer. Her creative nature was reflected in her numerous projects such as the afghans she made for each of her children and grandchildren and the bookshelves she made after teaching herself carpentry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milo Woodbridge Williams; son Milo Woodbridge Williams Jr.; nephew, David Walton; and brothers-in-law, John Daly and Donald Walton.

She is survived by her sisters, Edith Daly of Silver Spring, MD and Rosalie Elliot of San Diego, CA; sister-in-law, Constance Walton of Old Greenwich, CT; daughters, Edith Williams of Greenville, Susan Spaulding and husband, Lincoln of Rochester, NY, Betty Williams and husband, John Holter of Greenville, and Bea Williams Ross and husband, Mac of Jarrettsville, MD; grandchildren, Sarah Lydon and husband, Jeff, Eric and wife, Anna, and Mary Spaulding, Daniel, Ben and Beth Ross, Amy and David Holter; great-grandchildren, Eva and Morgan Lydon; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held in Maryland at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Printable donation forms are available on their website, or to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, PO Box 387, Poolesville, MD 20837.

The family would like to express their thanks to Community Home Care and Hospice for their help and support during Bee's final days.

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Here is an interesting video of her gravestone being etched!




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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 10 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112084371
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beatrice Elliott Williams (31 Oct 1918–28 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112084371, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .