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Obituary for Roseann Williams

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Roseann Williams

March 10, 1943 - December 20, 2011

On December 20, 2011 the world lost a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Roseann Williams was born on March 10, 1943 to the parents of Valida and Frances Decker in New York State. She lived in Utah where she met the love of her life Roger Williams of Cedar City, Utah. During their marriage they lived in Layton and then Cedar City Utah. The past 8 years the couple has resided in Enterprise, Alabama where Roseann and Roger have made several new friends as well as wonderful old friends.Roseann was active in the Foster care program of Eagle Quest and Praxis. She was a wonderful foster mother to troubled teens and took great pride and joy in this program. Roseann was a member of the LDS church. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she loved to decorate for the seasons. She loved to listen to the birds sing in the morning. Roseann loved the mountains and its nature within them. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Roseann Williams was preceded in death by her parents; Valida and Frances Decker. She is survived by her husband of 22 years Roger Williams, daughters; Robin (Michael) Greenwood of Enterprise, Alabama, Lisa Brown of Roy, Utah, son Bruce Mathews of Ogden Utah, and daughter Esther (Donald) Byrum of Roy Utah. Step son Kelly (Ashley) Williams of Washington State, step daughter, Collette (Sean) McKee of Woods Cross, Utah, step son Todd Williams of Fruit Heights, Utah and her foster son Joel (Margaret) Christie of Payson, Utah.She also is survived by 24 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She will be sorely missed. Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.Inurnment will be in Cedar City, Utah.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Timeline for Roseann Williams

Born: March 10, 1943
Died: December 20, 2011

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Taryn Jenkins posted on 4/30/12

I only knew Roseanne briefly, but I owe her so much. My brother was one of her foster children, and she totally turned his life around. He was having such a hard time finding his way, and she was the key to his recovery. And not only that, but she made it easier for us (his siblings) to see him, and later even gave us her own queen-size bed when she thought we would need it more than her. We love you forever!!!


Katrina Burnell posted on 12/26/11

RoseannI'm sure going to miss our chats on facebook. I wish we could of met like we planned on doing. I'm so sorry for your family and prayers are with everyone. Keep an eye on all of us and be our guardian angel.


Jill Howard posted on 12/22/11

Roger and Family-We are all sadddened at the loss of a wonderful lady. It was an honor to have Roseann in my life for over 20 years. She would have given the shirt off her back for anyone that needed it, She loved her entire family dearly. Rest in peace Rosy! We all love you and miss you!


Marie Clark posted on 12/22/11

I will miss you gal!, but I know where you are "what an angel"! So we can still talk! Knowing you Roseann you will be watching and helping us all. I miss you all ready and expecially that loving smile for you have for everyone. So when I hear a bird now either at home or at work I will know who is talking to me. Love you gal! Mama Marie


Esther Byram posted on 12/22/11

I Love you so much! I will miss you! I will miss calling you on the phone when I was feeling down or just to chat. You always complimented me and made me feel better. Thanks for always being there for me. I know you are in a much better place and I know you are happy and at peace.. Goodbye!!


Lisa Brown posted on 12/22/11

I remember the christmas's when we were young when we would pop the corn and get the needle and thread and string the corn to hang on the tree, how much you loved that. Our pajamas we opened every xmas eve. I carried on that traddition with Colby. I love and will miss you so much.


Ashley Mathews posted on 12/22/11

This Christmas would have been our first Christmas together. I love you grandma and I'm going to miss you like crazy!! But you will forever and always be in my heart. <3 "Friends are angels with wings, they pick you up when you forget how to fly..."


April Pierce posted on 12/22/11

Ms. Roseann was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I met Ms. Roseann when I was 15 years old, and she was kind, gentle, and would do anything to help anyone with anything that she could. She was a loving mother, and mother-in-law. She loved her children grandchildren so very much and welcomed me into her family with open arms. Anthony asked me to send his love and let everyone know that she is in his heart and prayers, and he will miss her very much. Our family will miss her very much and she will forever be in our hearts and memories.


Sylvia Barnes posted on 12/22/11

I will always remember Ms Roseann with a beautiful smile. She was always so sweet and friendly, and I always enjoyed talking to her. She and Roger talked to me a few months ago about moving back to Cedar City, and she seemed excited and happy. She loved her family and Roger very much. I know that God has a special place in heaven for Ms Roseann. In Loving Memory from Sylvia.


Robin Greenwood posted on 12/22/11

My favorite memories of my mother are when she and I use to drink a cup of hot tea early in the mornings and just talk. I miss you mom,,and my love goes with you always!!!!