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Maria Williams

September 20, 1951 — March 30, 2018

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

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