Barbara Dawn (Kelly) Williams, born on February 11, 1933 in Mesa, Arizona, to Aurelia (Willis) Kelly and Clyde Theodore Kelly, passed away at age 85 on April 5, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona.
She graduated from Mesa High School in 1950 where she became one of the elite lasso twirling Mesa High School Rabbettes.” She was a Committee secretary and secretary for the Speaker of the House at the Arizona Legislature until retiring in 1995. Barbara was married to Richard B. Williams. Barbara is survived by her sons, Richard Ted Williams, Clifford Allen Williams, Phillip Carey Williams, and Jeffrey Loren Williams; daughter, Jennifer (Williams) Park; brother, Robert Willis Kelly; sister, Kathleen Kelly Steverson. Barbara had a passion for reading and church service. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandma Williams fiercely loved us. Her remarkable devotion was legendary. Family was her life blood; her husband Dick was her true love. She has waited not so patiently to return to him. We are sure angels blushed at their heavenly reunion.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service on Wednesday, April 11 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona, 85201. Burial will be in Mesa Cemetery. Bunker Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements, (480) 696-6883.