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Ellen W. McWilliams

 

January 10, 2019

Ellen W. McWilliams

Ellen W. McWilliams

The funeral service for Ellen W. McWilliams, 89, Potlatch, was Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Grace Community Church in Potlatch with the Rev. Larry Veith officiating. Burial followed at the Moscow Cemetery.

Mrs. McWilliams died Dec. 31, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society-Moscow Village in Moscow.

Born Oct. 17, 1929, at West New York, New Jersey, to Frederick and Lillian (Stiles) Wilkens, she attended schools in New Jersey and graduated from Cliffside Park High School in 1946.

She was employed as secretary for a travel company at Rockefeller Center in New York City for several years, and married M.A. McWilliams on Nov. 20, 1948, at Bergenfield, N.J.

They moved to Potlatch in 1985. Mr. McWilliams died in 1988.

She was involved with the Potlatch senior meals for several years and worked at the Potlatch library for several years. She was a member of the Grace Community Church at Potlatch, Order of the Eastern Star and Gritman Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and reading.

Surviving is one son, Thomas McWilliams, Potlatch.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert McWilliams.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Potlatch Ambulance Fund, Box 63, Potlatch, 83855. http://www.kramercares.com

 
 

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