Alice "Joan" Williams


Alice "Joan" Williams died on July 27, 2007. She was born Dec. 27, 1934 in Goodman, Mo. to Bronzie Anderson and Glen Stainbrook.

She moved to the Phoenix area in 1943 and married M.G. "Bill" Williams on Sept. 16, 1950. They had two children, Steven Wade Williams and a baby daughter, who both died as infants. They adopted two children, Jan and Marty.

She worked most of her life with children, teaching Sunday school and assisting with the Girl Scouts for eight years. She was a den mother for two years for Webelos and for two years in Boy Scouts.

Her first job was at a Coca-Cola plant, later she worked as a cashier at the Original Food City Market for 19 years, retiring and moving to Pine in Oct. 1989.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Pine on Randall Place, taught Sunday school, children's church and served as secretary treasurer.

She loved to sew, do crafts, make things for her family and have all the family together with potlucks. She loved her grandchildren and family time.

She is survived by her son Martin Williams and his wife, Lisa Marie Williams, grandson Justin and granddaughter Shelby. She is also survived by her brothers Paul Stainbrook of Yuma and Jerry Stainbrook of Babbit, Minn., sister Ruth Seelye of Phoenix and many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by two infant children, daughter Jan and her mother.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Church on Randall Place in Pine. Interment will follow at Mountain Meadows Cemetery in Payson.

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