AnnaDale Williamson


AnnaDale Williamson (Bohannan) passed away June 13, 2013 in Medford, Ore. She was born in Harrison, Ark. September 10, 1927. AnnaDale moved with her family to the Rogue Valley as a child and grew up in Central Point, Ore. She graduated from Central Point High School in 1945 and spent most of her adult life in the Medford area.

Twelve years after the death of her first husband, Al Bohannan, in 1972, she married Carl Williamson and lived in the Portland area until his death in 2002. AnnaDale then moved back to the Rogue Valley to be close to her family.

In addition to her career as an office manager and bookkeeper in the southern Oregon timber industry, AnnaDale dedicated her life to the support of our military veterans by serving in many volunteer positions in the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She held offices at the state level, including serving a term as president for the entire State of Oregon.

She served as an officer in the local Zuleima #13, Daughters of the Nile, and as office manager at the Jackson County Democratic campaign headquarters.

AnnaDale also was very involved in the organization for professional women with careers in the timber industry, the Hoo Hoo Ettes. In 1985-1986, AnnaDale was honored by being elected as national president of that respected organization.

She is survived by her children, Dale Bohannan, and his wife, Debbie, of Medford and Judy Fitzgerald, and her husband, Michael, of Crossville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Whitney Bohannan, Sara Miller, and Christa Rodriguez; and six great-grandchildren.

AnnaDale was preceded in death by her parents; sister, June Dragoo; and brother, Monte Coleman.

Date of future memorial service to be announced later.

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