Ruth Agnes WilliamsAugust 2, 1914 ~ January 3, 2018 (age 103)
Agnes was born to Frank and Lea Nye on August 2, 1914 in Keats, Kansas and after celebrating her 104th new year, decided to trade in her party hat for angel wings this year.
Her earlier years were spent working on the farm with her six siblings in both Kansas and Colorado. After graduating college, she taught school in typical 1-room schoolhouse style, but that was far from the end of her journey. After marriage and a honeymoon to California, she packed .50 caliber bullets for the war effort and later worked as a seamstress at Rough Riders.
One can only imagine the changes she experienced in her lifetime, from horse & buggy to flights to the moon, or receiving news via a week-old letter to instantly watching events on your phone. But through all of her experiences, at the very core of Agnes, was her unwavering devotion to her family. She tirelessly led us all to live a life defined by familial relationships with her example of selflessness, compassion, dedication, persistence, hard work, courage and love. Whether you were a relative, friend or someone she just met, you were truly touched and forever a better person because of your relationship with ‘GG’. If you had the pleasure of sharing a part of your life with this unparalleled woman, you knew you were loved, cherished and supported unconditionally.
She joins in heaven, her husband Wayne, son Robert “Bob” and daughter Charleen. She is survived by daughter Wayneen Olson of Klamath River, CA, son and daughter-in-law Arlan & Karen Williams of Benicia, CA along with a host of loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are being coordinated with Tulocay Funeral Home and will be the 27th of January at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Napa at 11 am, followed by internment and reception.