Katherine Williams

katherine williams
A livestream of Katherine's funeral service is available below:
Katherine Alberta Williams 87, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday December 11, 2021, 10:57 pm at Essentia Hospital in Fargo ND. following a stroke. She was born Katherine Alberta Lamb to Thomas and Catherine Lamb in Wessington South Dakota on December 29, 1933 and was the 8th of 11 children. Katherine was brought up in the Church of Christ where her father was a Pastor. She trusted in Jesus as her Savior and was baptized at the age of 10. The same year, Katherine moved with her family to Yakima WA where seven years later in 1951 she met a handsome Marine, Forest Williams, through a friend of her sister. In December of that year, they started dating, and in March 1952 Forest and Katherine were married in her parent’s home in Yakima WA. Katherine worked at the Yakima Dime Store 14 months until her first child Lanay was born in May 1953. Forest and Katherine then moved to Seattle in 1956 where Linda was born. Later that year the family moved to Alderwood Manor WA and bought their first home where LeAnn (1957) and Larry (1959) were born. They lived in that home for over 60 years! In 1965 Kay and the children began attending Cypress Baptist Church in Alderwood Manor, where all four children trusted Jesus and were baptized. Katherine was active as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher and also served as a Deaconess. In 1966 Katherine started working in the Edmonds School District Food Service, and in her words went from “pots and pans to Manager” of the kitchen. After 28 years she retired in 1994. The work she may most be remembered for was her love for baking, especially her making wedding and birthday cakes for any friends or family who would ask. Katherine is survived by her husband Forest of Fargo ND, children Lanay (Ron) Gard of Edmonds WA, Linda (Perry) Kallis of Lodi CA, LeAnn (Steve) Burrell of Fargo ND, and Larry (Vicky) Williams of Edmonds WA. She had 16 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grands. A Brother Dick (Terry) Lamb of Olympia WA, and a Sister Beverly Ardamica of Lacy WA.

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  1. My mom was a wonderful mother and a wonderful Christian woman. She will never be forgotten. We love her and miss her very much. We know she is with the Lord and no longer suffering.

  2. Kay was the sweetest person you would ever meet. Always a beautiful smile, she was so kind, and full of God’s love. I was blessed to have her for my mother-in-law for too short of a time and still love her and her family very much. I know the heavens rejoiced the day she arrived. Her sweet spirit will be forever in my heart on this side of the veil. She touched many people with God’s love and grace. I will cherish many sweet memories of her. She left a ripple effect of Christian love that will continue for generations to come. I love you sweet Kay.

  3. Grandma Kay was a precious soul loved life and all that it had to offer she shared a birthday with my wife Hollie her granddaughter through Larry she will forever be missed and loved

  4. Kay was a wonderful grandmother to me o enjoy sharing my birthday with her and the memories we shared together growing up in that house the time I got to spend with her growing up every time I was over there cause I lived in walking distance from the house our birthdays together will always be special even with her watching from HeavenI know deep down she is watching over me and if she could see me right now and she told me she was proud of me for the things that I’m doing with my life they were Christ and was cool I will miss her dearly but I know she’s always in my heart

  5. Katherine was a lovely Sister-in-law! She took great care of my brother for almost 70 years come next March 7th, 2022. Thank you for loving us all. You will be dearly missed and forever remembered! Lovingly Wanda

  6. We at Edgewood Baptist Church miss her smile. She was a lovely lady. Everyone in the seniors ministry here remembers Katherine and Forrest.

  7. My family were neighbors of the Williams in Alderwood Manor in the ’60s and ’70s. My sisters and I often played at their house with their daughters after school and on weekends. Mrs. Williams was always kind and gracious and had something sweet and delicious for us to enjoy. We attended Cypress Baptist Church, sang in the church choir and participated in all the various activities. Mrs. Williams is truly an example of a godly Christian woman. She is in heaven with Jesus. I express my sincere condolences to Mr. Williams and all the family. You are in my prayers.

  8. I remember times visiting at Williams’ home and spending the night with Le Ann. Kay was a second mother to me. I remember talking around the dinner table and making sugar cookies and watching afternoon soap operas among hundreds of other happy memories. Her kind, welcoming spirit was a shining light of Jesus’ love. I will miss her. I pray God’s blessing and comfort to her family and all who knew and loved her.

  9. Katharine’s married life was busy with hubby and family and living for the Lord. She was always industrious and a wonderful hostess for family get-to-gathers, celebrations, or just a visit. I believe she was a “Proverbs 31” woman. She was a sweet sister-in-law and friend. I’ll really miss her!

    Love you, Katherine—See you later!
    Yvonne (Williams) Beatty

  10. Every year at our Lamb Family Reunion Kay and Forrest were one of our highlights. They never missed and always brought much happiness with them. We will miss Kay always, but we know she has earned her home in heaven. She spent her whole life being faithful and true to the Lord.

  11. Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one..just wanted to let you know I will be praying for those of you left in sadness and loss. I take great comfort in knowing when we lose a loved one that knows the Lord, where they are and knowing they would not want to come back after seeing the face of JESUS, and the loved ones who have gone on before. Love you Forest,prying God brings you great comfort..Love you

  12. Aunt Kay was a beautiful soul inside and out. Although we didn’t live close I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Kay and baking in her kitchen. I loved watching her create beautiful cakes and goodies .

    Aunt Kay I love you and you are truly missed.


  13. Kay’s memorial (live stream) was absolutely beautiful and touching. Watching the video was wonderful as well with many great pictures and lovely music. We truly feel Kay blessed our lives in so many ways with her kind heart and wonderful smile, and great hugs! Ending the service with the song “Because He Lives” was a great touch as well because it’s SO true! Sending our love to all of you! Jo Ann and Gary Zerfoss (Gary is one of Kay’s nephews).

  14. Beautiful service in memory of a most wonderful godly woman. Thanks for sharing the service. Blessings to all of you

  15. Just wanted to say that Kay and Forest have always been our favorite aunt and uncle. They were blessed to have each other and we were blessed by forest’s testimony and his witness to my father. We miss all of you and Would love to see you again we might just take a trip and stop and see you one of these days maybe in the summer.

    With love DJ and Betty Jo

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