Kay Williamson, 92, of Downey, Calif., formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Las Palmas Vintage Senior Living in Laguna Woods, Calif.
She was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Robert L. and Ethel (Glass) Beal. She married William “Harry” Williamson on Jan. 2, 1943, in Brownsville, Texas, and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1996.
Kay is survived by a daughter, Carol Gay Davies and husband David of San Clemente, Calif.; two granddaughters, Lara Davies Saunders and husband Matthew of Tega Cay, S.C. and Lindsay Davies Wagner and husband Ryan of Moraga, Calif.; three great-grandchildren, Madeleine Katherine Saunders, Jacob David Wagner and Kate Elizabeth Wagner; one sister, Elnora Lowry of Benicia, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Lena Williamson of Albuquerque, N.M., both formerly from Mt. Vernon; three nieces, Sharon Brown and husband the Rev. Jerry Brown of Mt. Vernon, Linda McArthur and husband Scotty of Louisville, Ky. and Beth Brandon of Decatur; five nephews, Robert Knapp and wife Sandy of Normal, Ron Lowry and wife Debbie of Livermore, Calif., Dennis Lowry and wife Linda of Benicia, Calif., Jerry Williamson and wife Lynn of Raphine, Va. and Michael Williamson and wife Susan of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Mt. Vernon; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one infant son, Paul Williamson; two sisters, Juanita Knapp and Florist Moore, of Mt. Vernon; an infant brother, Carson Beal; five brothers-in-law, Wayne Moore, Norman Lowry, Olan Williamson, Lester Williamson and Russell Brandon; and two sisters-in-law, Verdine Williamson and Freda Brandon.
Kay was a homemaker as well as an avid bowler and golfer, being a member of the Green Hills Country Club while residing in Mt. Vernon. In her younger years, she worked at Carp’s Department Store, Elsie’s children’s clothing store and the local shoe factory. She sold war bonds and loved to sing with a local group, as time allowed.
In Downey, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She supported the Heart and Diabetes Associations, as well as various veteran’s funds, in Harry’s memory.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at Rose Hills Memorial Gardens.