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1932 Mary 2020

Mary Nell Williams

November 2, 1932 — January 7, 2020

Funeral service for Mary Williams will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2020 at Walker Funeral Home; with Pastor Dan Holden officiating. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Walker Funeral Home. Mary Nell Williams entered heaven the evening of January 7, 2020.  She instilled a rich legacy of love, faith, strength, humor, and servants’ heart into all her generations. She chose to live as an example that was a true blessing to all she encountered. She has been a tremendous prayer warrior and a source of inspiration and strength as she walked through life.

Born November 2, 1932 to Orris and Annes Gough in Gatesville, Texas. Mary Nell Gough met James Andrew Williams when he was home, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, for summer break from college in Washington. The two fell in love and were happily married on December 9, 1949. Over the years, they were blessed with three children: Susan Elaine married to Jim Bergauer of Los Alamos, New Mexico, James Andrew II, of Gillette, Wyoming, and Mary Anita married to Daniel Weischedel of Recluse, Wyoming. As time went on their family grew to include six grandchildren: Heather Deck of Shertz, Texas; Simon Bergauer of Los Alamos, New Mexico; Melissa Pollard of Sheppard, Texas; Jennifer Williams; Tamaira Morel of Gillette, Wyoming and Erin Dycus of Loveland, Colorado; and nine great-grandchildren.  All of them were enriched by Mary’s prayers, love, family values, humor, and zest for living life to its fullest.

Throughout her life, she regularly taught Sunday Schools at her churches in both New Mexico and Gillette, when they moved here in 1991. Mary was involved in prayer groups, bible studies, youth groups, and actively shared her faith and wisdom.

She was a treasurer/manager of a Credit Union in Carlsbad, New Mexico for almost 30 years. Mary had total patience with her grandchildren as she shared her love of crafts from crocheting, knitting, and sewing.  She won several blue ribbons and was featured in Country Woman Magazine for her beaded eggs.  She was an avid reader, loved pigs, enjoyed singing, fishing, camping, and being outdoors.

Preceded in death by her: parents Orris and Annes Gough, brothers Eldred and Miles Gough, sister Lola Beth Smith, and husband James Williams.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in Mary’s name in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette Wyoming 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Monday, January 13, 2020

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