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In memory of

Alice Williams

of Kadoka formerly of Norris, South Dakota, died on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 84

Written by Alice:
Alice Pearl Willsey Williams was born March 9, 1936 in Kadoka, South Dakota 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, South Dakota, 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 of Norris, Janell (Jim) Royle of Utah, Jim (Peg) Williams of Arizona, and Mike (Bridget) Williams of 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.

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.

  • My sincere condolences to the family of Mrs Williams. She was my 3rd and 7th grade teacher at Crazy Horse School in Wanblee. Love and prayers to Jim, Janelle, Steve, and Mike ~ Eli Conroy (9/8/2020)
  • Condolences. You're in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Mae Whirlwind Horse & Family Interior, SD (9/8/2020)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It was such a privilege to have known Alice. She was always thoughtful and had a good laugh and good heart. She will be missed. ~ Marsha and Bill Sumpter Kadoka (9/6/2020)
  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Alice was a wonderful lady, she will be missed by her family. Our prayers are with you all. ~ Chris and Diana Elwood Volborg, MT (9/5/2020)
  • So sorry for you loss, thoughts of knowing Alice will remain with us forever. May our prayers help comfort your pain. Rest in Peace Alice. ~ Kathy & Marvin Jobgen Scenic (9/3/2020)
  • Sympathy to your family. Prayers are being sent to you. I always enjoyed visiting with Alice when she came to the Nursing Home. What a wonderful lady. ~ Ruby Sanftner Kadoka (9/3/2020)
  • Your Mom was one of the nicest ladies around ~ Blaine & Shirly Livermont Pierre (9/3/2020)
  • Our deepest sympathy for all families, she is a great inspiration to she meet in life time, she will always be remembered for teaching and friendship for all, Her memories will live with us all, shs's home with Ward enjoying the sun rise and sunset,God Bless y'all ~ Jerome and Theresa High Horse Wanblee SD (9/2/2020)
  • Our thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. ~ Sid Fairbanks White River (9/2/2020)
  • Alice was my mentor teacher. I loved all of our time together. She helped me to be a better person. Loved laughing together. She was the BEST!! ~ Jennifer McMillin Cummings Sturgis (9/2/2020)
  • Just letting you know our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Verda and Curt Anderson Kadoka Sd (9/2/2020)
  • ~ Donna J. Amiotte Wanblee, South Dakota (9/2/2020)