OBITUARY

Elizabeth Carr Williams

June 24, 1916May 14, 2013

Elizabeth “Betty” Carr Williams, of North Little Rock, AR, formerly of Palm Bay, Florida died on May 14th, 2013. She was born in Germania, Iowa, in 1916 to Hugh M and Pearl E Sutton Carr and grew up in Ellendale, MN. In 1937 she began 60 years of marriage to Neil Kenneth “Ken” Williams. Ken’s work in agricultural research took them from Ames, Iowa to Lincoln Nebraska, and Burlington, Vermont. In 1945 they moved back to Ken’s home state of Florida, where they established Wilbro Dairy. After 45 years of dairying they expanded into diverse agricultural activities.

Besides raising 6 children, Betty helped milk cows, kept books and dairying records, and at times drove the milk truck to deliver milk to homes and businesses. Later she became interested in genealogy and discovered that she and Ken were ninth cousins, traced back to the early settling of Nantucket Island. She was a member of the Abigail Wright Chamberlin Chapter of the DAR and the Indian River Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her son Paul D Williams, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by three sons, Neil K (Louann) Williams of Mill Spring, NC, Dan (Gret) Williams of Live Oak, FL, and James Williams of Melbourne; two daughters, Susan (Les) Leonard of Vero Beach, FL and Joan (Brian) Wakelyn of North Little Rock, AR, one daughter-in-law Marlene Williams of McAlpin, FL, one sister-in-law, Vera (Williams) Walker of Cocoa, FL, and 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 3:00 pm at Fountainhead Memorial Park, 7303 Babcock St S.E., Palm Bay, FL., with reception to follow at Fountainhead Funeral Home.

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Margaret MacNeill

May 22, 2013

Thoughts of Betty Williams include intelligence, humor, industriousness, originality, friendship, and beauty of character. She has made the world a better place by exploring its wonderful possibilities. We love her.

May 19, 2013

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