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Annie Williams

| November 3, 2005 11:00 PM

Annie Williams, 73, died Oct. 21, 2005, in Seattle.

She was born Oct. 22, 1931, at Libby to Bill and Mable Boothman. She attended school in Libby and resided in the community until the death of her first husband, David Gibbs, at which time she moved to Spokane.

Annie spent the next 35 years in the Spokane area working a variety of jobs.

In 1963 she married Frank Williams.

In her youth, Annie loved hunting, fishing and camping. She was an excellent shot, often bringing in meat for the table with her shooting skill. Once she even shot a grizzly bear that was threatening her children at their rural home in the Fisher River area. In later life she loved her flower gardens, cooking for friends and family, and crocheting numerous afghans for them.

For the past 16 years Annie suffered with Parkinson's disease. She fought the progression with surgery and medications but it ultimately resulted in her death when doctors could not overcome the Parkinson's and burns that she received in an accident at home.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents Bill Boothman, Mable Johnson and her stepfather Walter Johnson.

She is survived by: her husband Frank Williams; siblings Billy Bob Boothman, Mildred Johnson and Marilyn Edwards, all of Libby, and Zella Mae Ferniotte of Portland, Ore.; children: Barbara Wadlington of Spokane, Wash.; George Gibbs of Spirit Lake, Idaho; Dee Parr of Eastland, Idaho; James Williams of Los Angeles, Calif., Trish Tanner of Deer Park, Wash.; stepchildren: Frances Coy of Spokane, Wash., Linda Unruh of Tacoma, Wash., Barbara Petit of Post Falls, Idaho, Mike Bohna of Spokane, Wash.; numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at Libby Christian Church.