Alice Pearl Willsey Williams

Alice Williams, age 84, of Kadoka formerly of Norris, S.D., died on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Written by Alice:

Alice Pearl Willsey Williams was born March 9, 1936 in Kadoka to Nellie (Craven) and Nels A. Willsey. Alice’s education included eight years at Wanblee Public School, two years in Kadoka, and two years at St. Mary’s School for Indian Girls in Springfield, S.D., where she graduated in 1954.

Alice attended BHSC for one year. She was employed at Crazy Horse School for 39 years. She graduated from BHSC in 1976 and participated in the Teacher Corp Program. 

Alice and Ward were united in marriage on June 18, 1955 and celebrated their 50-year anniversary before Ward died. 

Survivors include four children: Steve (Shivaun) Williams, Norris, Janell (Jim) Royle, Utah, Jim (Peg) Williams, Ariz., and Mike (Bridget) Williams, Piedmont, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband Ward Williams on November 10, 2005, parents (Nellie and Nels Willsey), two sisters (Phyllis Livermont and Marilyn Jakeway), and one grandson (William Royle).

Due to covid concern, a private family service will be held. In lieu of being present at the service please take time to remember Alice in your thoughts.

Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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