Williams passed on April 19, 2019, in Allen, Texas.
Born in 1937 to
John and Barbara Yacko, she grew up with her older sister Shirley (Yacko)
Cramer on their parents' farm in Chesterton, Indiana.
At the age of 23,
she married William Lee Williams, on December 10, 1960, after first meeting
and falling in love when they were 14 years old.
Over the course of
58 years with her husband, Elaine experienced life as an Army wife, becoming
the mother of two daughters, and grandmother of two granddaughters. She saw
her family through multiple corporate relocations, lead Girl Scout troops
through European museums and backpacking through the Colorado Rockies and
Appalachian Mountains, and served countless hours of service to her church
communities as well as non-profit organizations such at the Junior Women's
Club, NAMI, and PACN.
spirit, unapologetic vitality, and unfailing devotion to her family will be
missed beyond measure.
predeceased by her parents and is survived by her sister Shirley, husband
Bill, daughters Lisette and Heather, granddaughters Kathryn and Rebecca, and
condolences, messages, memories, and photos can be posted to her memorial