Phyllis Irene Williams, 81, born December 15, 1932, into the Miles City, Mont., home of Walter and Ingrid Wight, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at her Grand Coulee, Wash., home. Phyllis married Leland A. Williams September 6, 1951, and was a voracious reader who loved her work as librarian and business manager for the Nespelem School District and Grand Coulee Library, as well as serving as City Clerk at Nespelem City Hall. A skilled quilter - Phyllis was well known for her ability in sewing and seemingly all crafts, she also enjoyed watching sports. But Phyllis' greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Leland, on March 2, 1989 after 37 years of marriage, Phyllis is survived by her children: Cherie Dazell (John) of Grand Coulee, Barry Lee Williams of Grand Coulee and Roxanne Allen (Mike) of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; grandchildren: Chad Kiser (Kaci), Jason Kiser (Janet), Amanda Giese Gonzalez, Dalton Van Hook, Garrett Van Hook, Jennifer Williams and Lee Ray Williams; and six great-grandchildren.
Pastor Steve Archer will officiate at a celebration of Phyllis' life at 10 a.m., on Friday, March 14, 2014, to take place at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, with a graveside service to follow at Spring Canyon Cemetery.
Her family requests that any donations be made in Phyllis' memory to the Grand Coulee Public Library, P.O. Box 62, Grand Coulee, Wash. 99133.
Please sign Phyllis' on line register book at www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee is honored to be serving Phyllis' family.