Shirley Dawn Williams passed on April 14, 2022. Shirley was born to Sophia and Ray Hamilton October 2, 1930 in Longview, Washington. The family moved to Coquille where she attended high school and met the love of her life, Darrel Williams, who survives her. They married November 14, 1947 and had four children: Vicki Bachelder (husband Dan); Dennis Williams (wife Daryl, deceased); Mark Williams (husband Ed Amundson); and Scott Williams (partner Debi). They had six grandchildren: Kevin Smeltzer (deceased), Tiffany Simons (husband André); Dustin Bachelder (partner Colleen); Ali Dawn Williams; Matthew Williams; and Jeremy Williams (wife Alicia). They had 12 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Her brother Gordon Hamilton predeceased her; and she is survived by her sister Kathleen “Kathy” (husband Dave Erickson), their daughter Michele Jamison (husband Dirk) and their children Vanessa and Garret Jamison.
Shirley and Darrel moved the family to Cottage Grove in 1959. When the youngest children were 10 years old she began working outside the home as a retail clerk for local department stores Peterson’s, then Alexander’s. She worked for Safeway as a checker in Cottage Grove for 23 years until retirement. In retirement Shirley and Darrel spent 20 years as snowbirds in Yuma where they developed an amazing circle of friends and enjoyed the respite from Oregon winters. They moved to Eugene in 2015 and to Junction City earlier this year.
A funeral Mass will be held on April 29 at 11:00 in St. Helen Roman Catholic Church, 1350 W. Sixth Avenue,
Junction City, Oregon, preceded by recitation of the Rosary at 10:30 and followed by a luncheon reception in the church hall.