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Vicki Rose Williams


Vicki Rose Williams, age 60, of Goldendale graduated to Heaven on May 24, 2018 at her brother Neal's home, surrounded by family. Vicki fought a courageous battle against cancer worshipping and proclaiming the goodness of God.

A Celebration of Life service is planned for June 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God, 1602 S Columbus Avenue Goldendale, WA 98620. Vicki's life will be celebrated and remembered with pictures and music. During the celebration, there will be an open mic to share how Vicki impacted you. To allow enough time for everyone's feelings to be shared, please center your comments on the way Vicki impacted you. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the service.

A memorial fund has been established to cover medical expenses. If you would like to donate, the link is:

Vicki was born in 1957 in California to Eldon Lawson and Monica Lawson. She was the eldest of four children. Vicki lived in California until high school when her parents made the move to Oregon. Traveling with her parents, three siblings, two dogs, a cat, and a rat, they settled in the Willamette Valley. Vicki was involved in cheerleading and drama until graduation.

Vicki met the love of her life, James F. Williams, and enjoyed a three-year honeymoon in Germany, courtesy of the U.S. Army. Vicki and Jim raised three children, and over the years, their family experienced life in Germany, Oregon, Alaska and Washington. Wherever Vicki lived, she left an impact.

Vicki held many jobs throughout her life, chief among them was being a wife and mother to her children. She was also a worship leader and administrative support for the ministries she loved such as Wellsprings Ministries. Her selfless love and devotion to not only her job but to people impacted everyone she got to know. Vicki was determined to make the most out of life and she completed an Associate's Degree in Business in 2016 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Vicki was a gregarious and unreserved personality, especially when talking about Jesus. She enthusiastically proclaimed the love of God and the hope she has in Him. Vicki was loving, talented, and had a contagious laugh. If you ever wanted to know where she was in a room, all you had to do is listen for her laugh. Her hobbies were singing and playing her guitar or keyboard. She loved to write songs of praise! If there was music, there would be Vicki.

She was passionate about running. She ran with her brother Dean in the Midnight Sun Run in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 2013 and a 10k race in Kilmangah, Ireland in 2015. It was a highlight for them both!

Vicki's life reflected a Proverbs 31 woman. Vicki loved gardening and was good at it. She also had a desire to raise goats. In both, her hope was to provide food for her family and to share in the community. If you came to visit Vicki and Jim, she would quickly introduce you to Serenity and Oakley, her "goaty girls." The goats and Vicki were a delight to watch together. Both goats had babies just before Vicki went Home.

Vicki's memory will be cherished by her husband, Jim Williams; and children James A. Williams, Naomi James, and JoAnna Carter. Preceding Vicki to heaven in 2009 is her dad, Eldon Lawson. Others who will be missing her here on earth are: her mom, Monica Lawson; sister, Jill Harwell; and brothers, Dean Lawson and Neal Lawson. Vicki's legacy continues in her grandchildren, Conner James, Revel James, and Hunter Carter. Vicki was blessed with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who, while grieving, are rejoicing with her, as she doesn't have to imagine what it will be like be in the presence of Jesus.


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