Pauline Williams


(May 27, 2008)

Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 30 at the Union Presbyterian Church for Pauline Williams, who died Tuesday, May 27 at the Powell Valley Care Center at the age of 94.

The Rev. Mary Davis officiated at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell.

She was born Oct. 10, 1913, at Inavale, Nebr., daughter of Roy Fulton and Alice (Shoemaker) Fulton.  The family moved to Colorado and then to Oregon, and she completed a high school education.  She moved to Powell in 1928.

She was a homemaker and well known in the community as a waitress at the Skyline Cafe. For many years, she opened the cafe at 4:30 a.m. daily to greet a faithful clientele.

She married George T. Williams in December, 1953, at Billings, Mont.

Until the age of 93, she lived independently where she enjoyed working in her yard and flower gardens. Then she moved into the Heartland and later the nursing home.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Franklin of Spokane, Wash.; brother, Chris (Maxine) Fulton of Powell; sisters-in-law, Helen Fulton and Dode Fulton, both of Powell; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Reed; her husband, George; brothers, Tom, Doc, Jim, Morris and Jack Fulton; sisters, Esther Emery, Verdie Betz and Lucille Flitcraft; and granddaughter, Melinda.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Matt Franklin, Bobby Caines, Donavan Caines, Tyler Davison, Zeb Sand and Lenny Sand. Honorary pallbearers were Blaze Sand and Joshua Davison.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Powell Valley Hospice.