Marjorie May (Lorimer) Williams

Birth Date: March 2, 1921
Death Date: December 4, 2010
Age at Death: 89


LaVerne Oliver Williams - March 2, 1941
Married Benkelman, Nebraska

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Olathe Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Olathe, Colorado


Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 8A Obit - July 6, 2011
Marjorie May Williams passed
away Saturday, December 4, 2010
at Cherry Creek Nursing Facility
in the Denver Hospice Unit with
her daughters by her side. She
was 89 years old.
She was born March 2, 1921 on
the family homestead in the Valley
Precinct of Yuma County,
Colorado. She was the sixth child
of nine born to Albert Edward Lorimer and Myrtle Grace Thomas.
She met her husband LaVerne Oliver Williams, son of John O. O.
and Jennie Gardner Williams, on a ranch in Nebraska while she was
caring for his sick mother. They were married in Benkelman, Nebraska
on her 20th birthday, March 2, 1941. LaVerne and Marjorie
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2006, the year of
LaVerne's death.
They ranched in Nebraska on his father's registered Hereford ranch
before moving in 1956 to a farm on East Mesa, retiring there in
Olathe, Colorado. Marjorie enjoyed growing a large garden, canning
and cooking her bounty. She was a good cook and loved to
sew, crochet, and quilt among her many other crafting talents. She
worked her daily crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She
was a good friend and neighbor and spending time with her family
was important to her. She enjoyed bowling, playing, listening and
dancing to music, traveling and taking jaunts up into the mountains,
especially in the fall.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Albert and Myrtle
Lorimer; four brothers, Wilbur, Maurice, Forrest and Lawrence
Lorimer and four sisters, Hazel Connor, Dorothy Cox, and Violet
Crouse. Her last surviving sister, Lorena Legg, passed away recently,
on June 2, 2011. Also preceding her in death were her husband,
LaVerne; an infant daughter, Nancy Jean, and a son, Jerry
Marjorie is survived by her children, John and Mary Williams of
Aurora; Margaret (Margo) and Bill Lurvey of Grand Junction, and
Dianne and Ron Longwell of Conroe, Texas. Also surviving are five
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren,
Shannon (Wayne) Norris, Derrick, Katie, Megan and son,
Tavish; Tim Longwell and children, Danielle and Jason; Kim
(Doug) Dupont and boys, Deston, Kaden and Brayson; the children
of Scott Williams (deceased), Kaylin and Logan Williams; Adrienne
and daughters, Alia and Ava, Jordon and daughter, Mia; Todd
(Nora) Longwell and children, Krista, Andre and Amber; Brian
(Danette) Lurvey and children, Olivia, Elijah, and Brianna. Her sister-
in-law, Martha Lorimer, of Texas also survives her.
A memorial service in Marjorie's honor and a celebration of her life
will be held at Valley Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 505 South 2nd
Street in Montrose, Colorado on Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment
immediately following in Olathe Cemetery in Olathe, Colorado.
Donations can be made in remembrance of Marjorie to the
Town of Olathe Parks Department to be used for flowers in the
Olathe Community Park.
Arrangements for Marjorie and her family are under the direction
of Valley Lawn Funeral Home, 505 S. 2nd St., Montrose, CO
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 5B Notice - December 28, 2010
Marjorie May Williams,
89, formerly of Olathe, died
Dec. 4, 2010, at Denver Hospice
in Aurora.
Services are planned later in
Survivors include one son,
John of Aurora; two daughters,
Margaret “Marge” Lurvey of
Grand Junction and Dianne
Longwell of Conroe, Texas;
one sister, Lorena Legg of Nebraska;
fi ve grandchildren; 17
great-grandchildren; and four


Born on the family homestead in the Valley Precinct of Yuma County, Colorado