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Sandra Marie Williams (Oliver)

February 2, 1942 — September 8, 2023

Sandra Williams

Lifetime resident of the Norwood area, Sandra Marie Willliams, passed away on Friday, September 8 at Hope West Ferris Hospice in Grand Junction following an accident at their ranch on Coventry Hill. She and her husband Leonard “Willie” Williams had just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on September 6th.

Sandy was a ranch wife and mom in the fullest sense of the word. She and Willie have developed a herd of crossbred beef cattle over the years as well as raised 4 children who brought them much joy.

Sandy was born February 2, 1942, in Telluride, Colorado. Her parents were Boyd and Bertha Oliver. A horse lover all her life, she was San Miguel Basin rodeo queen at age 15, and a competitive barrel racer. She was a graduate of Norwood High School where she played flute in the band and was a majorette and a cheerleader. She married her high school sweetheart the following September.

She is survived by her husband Leonard, her children Keith (Sue), Allen “Doc” (Jackie), Hank (Stephanie) Williams all of Norwood and Cindy (Jann) Gillen of Farmington, New Mexico. Grandchildren Ty (Jayde) Williams, Jeff (Julia) Williams, Harlie (Sterling) Zehnder, Jordan Williams and Joseph, Jacob, Ali and Slade Gillen. Great-grandchildren are Lincoln and Kase Williams. She is survived by siblings Judy Skalla (Dean) of Ridgway and Bert Oliver of Redvale.

Services will be held Saturday, September 16th at 11 am at the Norwood Christian Church with internment in the Norwood Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hope West Hospice. 3090 N. 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506

Crippin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements


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