Mary Jane Williams

Date of birth: November 30 1935

Date of death: November 28 2018


On November 28, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer, Mary Jane Williams, age 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Surrounded by her beloved family, she passed away peacefully in her home in Keizer, Oregon.

Mary was born in Salem, Oregon, on November 30, 1935. She was raised on a farm in West Salem along with her three brothers, James Sexton Jr. (deceased), John Sexton (deceased), and David Sexton (currently living in Montana). She graduated from Salem High in 1955 (now known as North Salem High). She met Laurel Williams, the love her life, at Skateland in 1955, and the following year they married on May 18, 1956. They moved and settled in Keizer, Oregon. They began attending Keizer Community Church in 1966 and have faithfully continued attending there these last 52 years. Her faith in the Lord and the love of her family is what she lived for.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her friends and family will always be thankful for the gift that was her life. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, cooking delicious meals for the family, gardening, and spending time with her great grandkids, who enjoyed her delicious marshmallow snacks.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Laurel Williams, their four sons: Dale (Anna Mae), Douglas (Patty - deceased), Dan (deceased) (Kari), David (April); five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren.

The family of Mary wishes to extend their sincere thanks and deep gratitude for the wonderful help and care given by Willamette Valley Hospice.

All those whose lives Mary has touched are invited to attend a memorial service held December 7, 2018, 2:00 p.m., at Keizer Community Church, 380 Churchdale Ave. N., Keizer, Oregon 97303.

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Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Vee Manc My condolences to family and friends. When a person passes away they are remembered by God. This is a time for the rest of us to reflect on what that means. There is a Bible passage that comforts me greatly. Jesus promised he will resurrect our loved ones. John 5: 28 and 29. When earth becomes the place of peace Jesus talked about at Matthew 5:5, then we will live the promise of everlasting peace. Psalm 37:29. Please read these scriptures anytime you miss your loved one. Then the God of all comfort will care for you. 2 Corinthians 1:3 4,5.