Maria M. Williams
September 20, 1951  -  March 30, 2018

Maria M. Williams


Her services will be held at a later date.

Mary M. Williams, 66, lifetime resident of Marfa, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Odessa Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Mary was born in Marfa, Texas on September 20, 1951. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School, was a graduate of Marfa High School, received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Sul Ross State University. She was in the education field for several years. She taught at St. Mary's Catholic School in Marfa for three years. Then for nineteen years she taught in various positions at the Valentine School in Valentine, Texas. For two years she taught at Allamoore ISD in Van Horn, Texas. She returned to Valentine School and served as principal for three and a half years. Prior to her education years, she had also worked as an office assistant at the Marfa Car Parts for eight years. Her services to St. Mary's Catholic Church include being a lector, communion minister, and taught baptism and confirmation classes for several years.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters; Mary Valenzuela of San Antonio, Texas, Isabelle Williams of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Juan (Petra) Williams of Marathon, Texas, George (Mari) Williams of El Paso, Texas and Jose (Della) Williams of Odessa, Texas. She also leaves behind many great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother Merced "Meche" Molinar, father, Juan B. Williams, sister, Eva Williams, nephew, John Williams and nieces Rachel Carrillo and Jennifer Williams.

Alpine Memorial Funeral Home was entrusted with her services. Online condolences may be made at www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com.

Condolences(9)

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  1. Elizabeth Avila
    Odessa, TX

    You will be missed! I was just remembering day after day you listening to me about my teaching adventures of the day. Thank you for lending your ear. Thank you for be such a great teacher to all your students. Most of all thank you for helping me with my mother all the time you lived with her. May you rest in peace with our Lord and Savior.

  2. Orlando Vasquez
    Fort Worth, TX

    You were a wonderful friend, neighbor and fellow St. Mary's member. You volunteered to drive the Youth Choir to Dallas for a chance to sing outside our Church and comfort zone. We had a wonderful time and came back re-energized to continue our ministry to the Church. When my mom died, you and Meche were the first to come and comfort me--I never forgot that. Now, you have left this world for something better. One day we will all be reunited as we sing our praises to The Almighty. God speed, my friend.

  3. April
    , SC

    I just wanted to say how sorry I am over the loss of Maria. I hope that the happy memories from the past will help ease the pain of your loss as the days and years pass by. May God grant you his divine peace during this grievous time. Loving thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family. Psalm 34:18, John 6:40.

  4. Beverly Beck
    Roswell, NM

    Sweet Mary! You were the epitome of the meaning of the word friend...loyal, true, loving, always "there" for others. Your smile was readily available for all and your greetings full of joy. May you now rest peacefully, filled with love of God. Bless you, dear friend. I'm a better person for having enjoyed your friendship.

  5. Beverly Beck
    Roswell, NM

    Sweet Mary! You were the epitome of the meaning of the word friend...loyal, true, loving, always "there" for others. Your smile was readily available for all and your greetings full of joy. May you now rest peacefully, filled with love of God. Bless you, dear friend. I'm a better person for having enjoyed your friendship.

  6. Virginia Calanche
    El Paso, TX

    A true servant of OUR LORD, has gone home.
    Thank you JESUS for lending us your beautiful ANGEL!
    Though my heart breaks. I know you are in a better place. No more pain and suffering.
    I will miss you Mary.
    RIP MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND.

  7. Viola S. Calderon
    New Braunfels, TX

    You were a great friend and will be greatly missed. Our last conversations will forever be in my heart. Until we meet again. May you rest in peace! May condolences to the family.

  8. Viola
    , TX

  9. Chuy Calderon
    New Braunfels, TX

    No doubt God has a new Angel in Heaven. RIP Mary. Best teacher Valentine has ever had. My condolence to her family.

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