Linda Lee Gray Williams left us to reunite with our Daddy on April 19, 2022. She also joined her parents and all her siblings, what a joyous reunion it must have been as she loved her family with all of her heart.
Linda was born on August 21, 1940, in Mesa, Idaho to Charlie and Ruby Gray. She grew up in Indian Valley, Idaho with her siblings Robert, Glenna, Charles, Mary, Marvin, and Neil. It was at the Friday Night Dance where she met the love of her life, Jay Williams. Linda and Jay were married on March 17, 1960, during a surprise visit to Jay’s Grandfather, Judge Carmel A. Williams, who promptly performed their wedding ceremony. They settled in Council, Idaho and later moved to the Homedale/Wilder area to raise their family.
Linda and Jay had four children: Doug (Traci) Williams, Brad Williams, Deb (Bud) Harris, and Diane (Andy) Stercks. They were blessed with many grandchildren: Corde, Kimmi, Kyrra, Josh, Shelby, Brenda, Jessica, Kaye, Sam, and Hailey along with 14 great grandchildren.
Linda was an exceptional wife and mother to us four kids. There was always a smile and warm meal waiting for us every time we came home. We could count on her to be there for us to celebrate our good times, and help us through the not so good times. She opened her home to several children, offering in-home daycare, loving every minute of it. She had so many stories about her little charges. She loved them like they were her own kids.
She was a kind and loving mother with mad ninja skills, lightning running speed, and super-sonic hearing abilities. Or at least, that is what it seemed like to us kids. We were always held accountable for our actions. On top of teaching us to be good people, she loved to watch Doug and Brad play football on Friday nights, rodeos, Deb and Diane’s 4-H comedies in the show ring.
We could always count on Mom and Dad cheering us on in the stands.
Although we love her and miss her dearly, she has been joyously reunited with our Dad in Heaven. We will be celebrating her life in late May, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, when the family can gather together again.
Special Thanks to The Gables in Caldwell, Horizon Hospice, and the many caring individuals that were part of our lives over the last few years.