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Ellen "Bena" Elvena Williams

Auburn, Washington

November 19, 1923 - January 4, 2016

Ellen "Bena" Elvena Williams Obituary

Ellen Elvena "Bena" Williams, 92 of Auburn died January 4, 2016. She was born November 19, 1923 in Preston, WA to George and Matilda Barr. Bena enjoyed knitting, she was an avid reader and very involved in the Shaker Church. She was a Linguist, who helped to preserve the Whulshootseed Language for Washington State. Bena was a huge Seahawk and Mariners fan. She enjoyed art & crafts, especially cedar weaving and playing Bingo on a regular basis. She is survived by her daughter, Norma William of Auburn; her son, Norman Williams of Auburn; granddaughters, Diana Rogers of Sumner, Lori Oliver of Sumner, & Elvena Williams of Auburn; grandsons, Rob Rodarte, Jr. of Orting & Norman Williams, Jr. of Auburn. She is also survived by many great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 4 brothers & 2 sisters. A Prayer service was held, Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with the funeral service, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. both at the Muckleshoot Shaker Church. A graveside ceremony was held at the Old White Lake Cemetery. Funeral Home: Weeks' Funeral Home 451 Cemetery Rd Buckley, WA US 98321

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Ellen Elvena "Bena" Williams, 92 of Auburn died January 4, 2016. She was born November 19, 1923 in Preston, WA to George and Matilda Barr. Bena enjoyed knitting, she was an avid reader and very involved in the Shaker Church. She was a Linguist, who helped to preserve the Whulshootseed Language for Washington State. Bena was a huge Seahawk and Mariners fan. She enjoyed art & crafts, especially cedar weaving and playing Bingo on a regular basis. She is survived by her daughter, Norma William of Auburn; her son, Norman Williams of Auburn; granddaughters, Diana Rogers of Sumner, Lori Oliver of Sumner, & Elvena Williams of Auburn; grandsons, Rob Rodarte, Jr. of Orting & Norman Williams, Jr. of Auburn. She is also survived by many great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 4 brothers & 2 sisters. A Prayer service was held, Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with the funeral service, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. both at the Muckleshoot Shaker Church. A graveside ceremony was held at the Old White Lake Cemetery. Funeral Home: Weeks' Funeral Home 451 Cemetery Rd Buckley, WA US 98321

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Ellen "Bena" Elvena Williams hosted by Weeks Funeral Homes.

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