Mar 272013

Bette Williams, 72, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2013. A celebration of life was held March 24 at the Winslow Elks Lodge. Graveside services were held March 25 at Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.
Bette was born in Winslow on June 17, 1940, to David and Ada Shaddox. She grew up in Winslow and went to school there through high school.
On July 3, 1957, she married Don Williams and they had three children, Diana, Brenda and David. They did a lot of traveling with Don’s job, but made Winslow their home.
Bette worked at Paulette’s dress shop, the cable company, the Coca-Cola plant, the Motor Vehicle Department and also sold Avon for many years. She enjoyed these jobs and also made several lifelong friends there.
She was a free spirit who loved life to the fullest. She had a great sense of humor and you couldn’t hear her laugh without laughing yourself. She was always smiling and became friends with anyone she would meet. She was a very talented painter. She also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family. She loved Facebook because she was able to connect and stay in touch with her friends and family. She adored her three dogs, who she lovingly referred to as her posse.
Later in life she married Mel McKeever, and they were married several years until they parted ways in 2000.
Bette’s surviving family includes her three children, Diana (Raymond) Martinez, Brenda Williams and David Williams; six grandchildren, Lorey (Dale) Thomas, Odyssa McLean, Matt McLean, Dale Williams, Sierra (Lane) Lariviere and Jessica Williams; and three great-grandchildren, Moran, Gage and Connor Thomas
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Ada Shaddox; her infant twin sisters, Brenda and Linda Shaddox; and the father of her children, Don Williams.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.