VERBOORT — Rita Williams, 74, a parishioner of Visitation Church, Verboort, and St. Mary by the Sea Church, Rockaway, died Dec. 11 at her home.

Mrs. Williams was born in Dayton Jan. 1, 1942. She attended St. Francis Elementary School in Roy and graduated from Banks High School. She worked as a shift supervisor in the JC Penney Regional Credit Office in Portland for 13 years. She then went to nursing school.  After receiving her RN degree she worked as a charge nurse and later as director of nursing service at Maryville Nursing Home in Beaverton before retiring in 2004. 

Mrs. Williams lived in Verboort since 1970.  She married Jeff Williams in 1991.  In 2006 she obtained her master gardener certification from the Oregon State Extension Service in Tillamook County.  Mrs. Williams also belonged to the Willamette Valley Samoyed Fanciers and The Samoyed Club of America.  She is survived by her husband, sister Sr. Theresa Ann Bunker, SSMO; Godchildren Cheyanne Vandehey and Morgan Kindel; sister-in-law Margaret Bunker, brother-in-law Randy Williams; nephews Mike Kindel, Richard Armstrong, Keith Armstrong, Ken Bunker, Joe Bunker, Dave Bunker, Bob Bunker, nieces Jane Kindel, Julie Ellingson, Karen Hancock, Debbie Lesieur, Carol Clark and Amy Hofrock and several great nieces and great nephews.

The family suggests that contributions may be made to your favorite charity, in her memory.