Dorothy Briggs Williams


(Feb. 14, 2008)

Former area resident Dorothy Briggs Williams died in Orefield, Pa., on Feb. 14 at the age of 100.

She was born in Omaha, Nebr., on May 28, 1907, and moved to a ranch on the lower Clark’s Fork when she was 4 years old. She received her early schooling there and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1928.

In 1950, Dorothy moved to Ralston, and on Jan. 10, 1963, she married Harold N. Williams. They lived on the Williams farm near Powell in the summers and spent the winters in Mesa, Ariz.  She was active in the Shoshone Rock Club, Ralston Women’s Club, American Association of University Women and the Methodist Church.

After Harold died in 1975, she moved to Lakewood, Colo., to be near her daughter, then later to Orefield, Pa., to an assisted living facility near her son’s home.

She is survived by her son, Tom Briggs and wife Ginny of Orefield, Pa.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and by Shirley Cox of Powell and Katherine Williams of Longmont, Colo., daughters of Harold Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Hannah Pearson; her brother, Edward; and her daughter, Carol Briggs Joy.

Funeral services and interment were in Orefield, Pa.