DOUGLAS, Ariz. - Anne was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Elena Eldred and Frank Lewis Dinsmore. She attended University High School in St. Louis and went to college at Purdue University. Anne was a varsity cheerleaderat Purdue University and a member of Pi Beta Phi, where she met her future husband, Charles (Bill) Williams. They were married in 1953 when they moved to Kansas with the Army. Anne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in home economics from Kansas State University. She and Bill celebrated 40 years of marriage until his death in 1993. A homemaker for much of her early life with Bill, Anne became licensed in real estate in Tucson in 1979 and continued to be a practicing real estate agent after she and Bill moved to Douglas in 1984 where she has resided since. Anne was always active in civic organizations and over her life became a member of Psi Iota Xi, Beta Sigma Phi, PEO, and Ocotillo. She enjoyed simple pleasures of picnics in the park with her children, hosting family gatherings at her home where she could enjoy her grandchildren and getting together with friends. She was an avid bridge player for most of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, FL and Elena Dinsmore; her husband Bill; and great-grandson Liam Capik. She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Stan Lehman; her sister Patricia of The Villages, Florida, and her brother Lewis of Tampa, Florida; her six children, Kathryn Ann Williams of Alpine, California, Karen Sue Abel of Columbus, Charles (Chuck) Williams of Bloomington, Joseph W. Williams of Douglas, Molly Ryan Williams of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Jennifer Gail Kime of Tucson, Arizona. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life was held at the Gadsden Hotel conference room on Friday, June 23. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the local BJ chapter of PEO or an online donation can be made to St. Jude Scholarship Fund, http://sjtfc.org/.
Published on June 29, 2017