“I love you every day. And now, I will miss you every day.” – Mitch Albom
  • 87 years old
  • Born on November 12, 1931 in Springfield, Missouri, United States.
  • Passed away on November 2, 2019 in Sacramento, California, United States.
 
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The second of seven children born to Clark and Georgia Webster of Springfield, Missouri, Nancy had the loving guidance and protection of her big brother, Ron, and soon became big sister and nanny to her younger siblings, Lu, Sue, Mike, Denny and Danny.

She attended elementary school in Robla, California, north of Sacramento, graduated from Grant Union High School in 1949 and met a sailor, Don Williams. They married August 6, 1950, began a family and eventually moved to nearby North Highlands where they raised four happy kids. 

The Williamses bought a home in Loomis, California, in 1969. Nancy and Don divorced a few years later. She never remarried.

She was a gentle woman who laughed often and loved her family selflessly. She taught her children, David, Linda, Laura and Jim, to be honest with themselves and respectful of others, and above all else to be happy.

As smart as they come, Nancy's native intelligence was matched only by her infectious sense of humor. She brightened every room she entered and infused every conversation with smiles and laughter.

Like her mother before her, Nancy was stricken in her 80s by Alzheimer's. It took her from us slowly but surely. Nearing the end of her life she responded happily to our presence but was increasingly incapable of conversation.

Blessedly, she never seemed to suffer the kind of emotional turmoil that strikes many Alzheimer's patients. She was sometimes confused but to the end she had a strong center that allowed her to accept her condition with grace and dignity.

Otherwise reasonably healthy for her age she passed away in her sleep. It was her release.
Posted by Karen Dalton on November 13, 2019
Nancy was my mother-in-law for 10 years. She was a loving, kind and happy person. She was always so positive and I was always happy when I was around her. She taught me a lot and although I didn’t have her in my life forever, she will always be in my heart.
Posted by Jim Williams on November 12, 2019
Mom was the sweetest, most loving person. She loved us more than anything. I cherish my memories of her and our time together.
I miss her everyday ❤️
Posted by Dean W. on November 12, 2019
In memory of my sister Nancy ...
Posted by Cody Johnston on November 10, 2019
She was a wonderful grandma, I have many fond memories of visiting her when I was younger. She always cooked the best Thanksgiving meals. I just wish I'd gotten a chance to know her better and for longer. I'll really miss her.
Posted by Danny Webster on November 10, 2019
My fond memories of my sister Nancy will never burn out.
Posted by David Williams on November 8, 2019
Mom passed away a week ago. Toward the end when she could listen but not respond we both took joy from her happiness at simply hearing my voice. The one thing she could still say at the end of every call was, "I love you."

She was 19 when I was born on August 6, 1951, the first anniversary of my parents' marriage. She told me that when I was very young I proudly explained to people, "I was born the same day they got married!" It came as a shock to people in the 50s.

My happiest memories of my mother are of the songs she sang as she went about her housework in our home on Kemp Way in North Highlands. She sang happy songs of that era. Whenever I would gripe about something she was quick to remind me that I was in charge of my moods.

"This can be a good day or a bad day, it's up to you."

She said those words to me so many times I took them to heart and they still inspire me daily.

I miss her very much but I don't feel any grief. She is in my heart, my flesh and my soul. We are inseparable.

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