Jimmie Lou Williams passed away on April 22, 2013 at her home in Globe, Ariz. after fighting a long hard battle with cancer. In the days leading up to her death, Jimmie was surrounded by her closest family and friends. She also loved speaking with her dear friends and family around the country in the weeks preceding.
Jimmie was born on Aug. 28, 1945 in Thermopolis, Wyo. to parents James and Pricilla Brown. The fourth of five children, Jimmie grew up on a cattle ranch outside of Thermopolis with sisters Charlotte Hart, Roberta Braten, Mary Slane and brother Clint Brown. Being extremely gifted, Jimmie graduated from Thermopolis High School in 1962 at the age of 16, and then attended junior college at Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyo.
In December of the same year, she married John Wesley Williams, a cattle rancher and cowboy. They lived in various parts of Wyoming before ranching eventually brought them to Globe in 1979 with their two children, Phil and Julie. From 1982 to 1998, they lived in Payson, Ariz. Once her kids were in school during the day she worked first as a bartender, then the manager of a restaurant, bar, and store in Christopher Creek, Ariz. John and Jimmie returned to Globe to enjoy their retirement years.
Jimmie was an accomplished artist, silversmith, painter, sculptor, quilter, and doting grandmother. She remained extremely sharp-witted throughout her years, and always strived to learn new things like computers and options trading. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing on her iPad, watching the Diamondbacks and spending time with her family.
Jimmie is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, John Williams; son Phil and wife, Sharee Williams; daughter, Julie and husband, Kaz Itaya; and grandchildren, Bailey, Jackson, Lincoln and McKay Williams.
Closed services will be held at a future date.