Doris Williamson, of Montevideo, died on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Prairie Lakes Health Care in Watertown, SD at the age of 93.
Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo with a prayer service to be held at 12:00 Noon. A private family burial will take place later at Sunset Memorial Cemetery
Doris Lucille Williamson was born July 19, 1924 to Halvor and Amanda (Hawkinson) Bourne at their home in Rosewood Township, Chippewa County. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Watson. She attended Country School District 33 and Montevideo High School, graduating with the Class of 1941. After graduation she enjoyed doing bookkeeping and secretarial work. On February 25, 1946 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Allen Williamson. They lived and farmed in Havelock Township together for 63 years. Eight children were born to Lloyd and Doris. Family was important to her. She encouraged everyone to “keep in touch”. When time permitted, she researched the ancestry of all four sides of their family - sharing the findings with other family and relatives.
Doris always had a big garden with plenty to share. She enjoyed cooking and baking, taking pictures, putting together recipe books and prayer books for the family, making scrapbooks of news happenings, and family albums and history books. She loved the country life, and kept active as long as age permitted.
Doris is survived by her children: Paulette (Ralph) Jelen, St. Leo, Tom (Karleen) Williamson, Maynard, Barbara (Roger) DeBeer, Harvey (Bonnie) Williamson, John (Sheree) Williamson, all of Montevideo, Mary Ann (Bruce) Anderson, Spicer, Nan (Michael) Abel, Coon Rapids and Robert (Rhonda) Williamson, Coquille, OR; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Carol Gilchrist, Margaret Casler both of Alexandria, Pauline (Lamore) Kittelson, Montevideo, Marlys (Stuart) Borstad, Madison, Richard (Loretta) Bourne, Vista, CA; sister-in-law Evelyn Bourne, Montevideo; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Doris in death were her husband, Lloyd in 2009; her parents in 1972; grandchildren: Travis Williamson in 2004 and Robert Thompson in 1970; great-grandchild: Carter Williamson in 2004; siblings: Marion Hofner in 1978, Alma Brown in 2006, Bert Bourne in 1987 and Robert Bourne in 2012; sister-in-law, Norma Bourne; brothers-in-law: Bill Hofner, Earl Brown, David Gilchrist, and Darwin Casler.