Nora Marie Williams


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Nora Marie Williams

Nora Marie Williams (71) of Seattle, WA, passed away after a brief illness at her home on January 2, 2023.

She was born in Bay City, Michigan on March 20, 1951, and grew up in Caro, Michigan.

She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Adrian, Michigan prior to attending Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mercy College and Wayne State University in Detroit before she relocated to the west coast.

She was preceded in death by her parents H. Douglas L. Williams and Beth LeBar Williams, a brother, Douglas L. Williams (Nancy) of Bothell, WA, and a sister, Nancy M. Hand (Gary).

She is survived by her remaining siblings, Timothy P. of Denver, CO; David M. (Marie) of Ann Arbor MI; Beth M. Williams (Bruce Turunen) of Portland, OR; Mary J. Williams, of Wheeling, WV; and John P. (Margaret) of Rockville, MD.

Nora spent most of her adult life in the Seattle area.  She loved her family, the Pacific Northwest, hiking, camping, sailing, gardening, sewing, and animals, especially bunnies. She was a lovely person, intelligent, funny, kind, talented, and resourceful, and the strongest person her siblings ever knew. Her life was unbelievably difficult, yet she met it with grace, courage and strength. We loved her dearly and she will be mourned forever by us and all who knew her.

Arrangements are being handled by Barton Family Funeral Service in Kirkland, WA. A private service will be held later at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may made to:

Prevent Child Abuse America, at

Plymouth Housing Group at

5 Responses to “Nora Marie Williams”

  • Mary Heath says:

    So sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻

  • Carole O'Connor Novak says:

    Sincere condolences at your loss.

  • Anne Dolphin says:

    Nora was one of my best friends in high school and beyond. I lost track her after she transferred from Wayne to wherever..I looked hard for many years but couldn’t find her. My hope is that she lived her best life surrounded by kindness and good friends. My maiden name was Gallagher. Beth , you should remember me.

  • Bill Jones says:

    One of the good yet not so good things about not seeing a beloved first cousin in almost sixty years is that you remember them just the way they were. That’s a lovely photo of Nora, Mary (and everyone) and I hope in time you’ll be able to visit your own good memories of her. She was one groovy chick back in the day. Love you all and we are truly sorry for your loss…Cousin Bill (and Eileen)


    Nora was a Senior when I was a Freshman. I remember her name and those of other comments. We all feel the sadness for family loss. May you hold Nora and everyone close in heart. ❣️🙏🏽🤗

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