- Ordus Mae White Williams
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1916
Death: Aug. 12, 2009
Ordus Mae White Williams, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2009 while surrounded by her family in Payson, Utah. She resided at 781 East 1130 North in Bountiful, Utah at the time of her death.
She was born January 18, 1916 in Darbun, Mississippi to George Gordon White and Minnie Anna Ballard White.
She was the third of seven children. She grew up in Columbia, Mississippi, in a happy, fun, and loving home that was always open to many friends, family and new LDS missionaries in the area. Following graduation from high school, she worked as Personnel Director in a parachute manufacturing company. She prided herself in knowing everyone for miles around.
On June 13, 1951, she married Leo Thomas Williams and spend most of her married life in Idaho.
Leo worked in Administrative Education and she, as an LDS seminary teacher. With her husband she served two missions to S.W. England and Wales and the Gulf States.
After their missions, they settled in Bountiful, Utah. They loved to serve in the temple and enjoyed traveling. After Leo's death in 1982, she served four years as a missionary on Temple Square and with her sister, Nelda, and spent many happy hours in the Family History Library.
She loved people, fun, jokes, and laughter. Her belief was that a "good laugh" was worth more than a "dozen pills". She was a lifelong member of the LDS church and especially enjoyed her last few years in her association with friends in the Forty-Third Ward in Bountiful. No one could leave her home without a treat or something to eat and take home.
"Grandma Ott" was always a favorite to visit. Her delight was in her children, grand and great-grandchildren, sister and brother, and nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children: sons, Clair (Carolyn) Williams of Perry, Utah, Darrell Williams of California City, California, Dwight (MaryAnne) Williams of Payson, Utah, and daughter, Anna (Larry) Weber of Centerville, Utah; 20 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and sisters, and one great-grandson.
She enjoyed a past rich with memories and a present that was both challenging and adventurous, because she was allowed a long life to spend time with the people she loved, doing the things she deemed worthwhile.
Her Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2009 in the Centerville North Stake Center, 1461 North Main Street. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, and on Saturday morning from 9:45 - 10;45 a.m. at the Church prior to the services.
Interment-Bountiful Memorial Park.
Published in the Deseret News on 8/13/2009.
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Aug 15, 2009
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