Gertrude “Gertie” Williams…July 28, 1925 – October 17, 2011

           A celebration of Life service for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident Gertrude “Gertie” Williams will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Thursday October 20, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.  Graveside committal and burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO.

Visitation for Gertie will be held from 10:00 A.M. to service time on Thursday October 20, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.

            Mrs. Williams was born on July 28, 1925 at Wiley, CO. the daughter of Arthur B. Davis and Florence E. Downing-Davis. She departed this life on Monday October 17, 2011 at Exempla Lutheran Hospital in Wheatridge, CO. at the age of 86.

            Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her father Arthur B. Davis of Wiley, CO. on May 1, 1949; by her mother Florence E. Davis of Wiley, CO. on October 12, 1957; by her husband Calvin E. Williams of Granada, CO. on December 19, 1965; and by four brothers and sisters Leah Cook of Casa Grande, AZ., Edgar Davis of Wiley, CO., Frank Davis of Las Animas, CO., and Norma Lou Davis of Lamar, CO.

            She is survived by two daughters Kimbra D. Williams of Sidney, NE. and Lori L. Williams of Denver, CO.; by two grandchildren Trevor and Rebecca; by two sisters Ilene Randle of La Junta, CO. and Dorothy Pinkerton of Pueblo, CO as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

            Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Lamar Area Hospice, P.O. Box 843, Lamar, CO 81052 either directly or through Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.

            Services for Gertrude “Gertie Williams are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. providing families with sensitivity, compassion, and respect. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at


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