Jennie Williams

Jennie Williams

Jennie Lucy Alexander Williams, 93, of Medford, Ore., passed away on June 4, 2008. She was born Sept. 22, 1914, in Flagler, Co., to Arthur B. Alexander and Gladys H. Sexton Alexander. She married John Weslie Williams on April 1, 1952.

She moved to Medford in 1970. She was a bookkeeper, and also worked for Jackson County as a ballot counter, and later as an elections clerk.

She was an accomplished artist with sewn and needle crafts. Jennie and John were rock hounds and avid rock collectors. She was a member of The Jacksonville Museum Quilters, which was founded in 1978, and later was a member of The Mountain Stars Quilters Guild, which was formed in 1983.

Jennie was bestowed the honor of being named the "featured quilter" in The Mountain Stars Quilt show in 1998. Jennie's quilting expertise and passion spanned over 70 years.

Mrs. Williams had two siblings, Amelia G. Coad (1915 - 1971); and Lucien B. Alexander (1917 - 1996). Preceded her in death were her husband John; a nephew, Jerry R Alexander and a niece, Carol L. Alexander. Surviving are nieces, Susan J. Alexander, of Juneau, Alaska, Beverly J. Stone, of Portland, Ore., and Linda Smith, of Cloverdale, Calif.; nephews Wesley and Walter Burch, of Portland, Ore., and S. Richard Wilcox, of Culp Creek, Ore.; in addition to many great- and great-great-nephews and nieces.

Anyone that wishes may make donations in honor of Jennie Lucy Williams to the Jerry Raymond Alexander Scholarship, or the Lu Alexander Graduate Fellowship, sent to OSU Foundations, c/o Gift Processing, 850 SW 35th St., Corvallis, OR, 97333.

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