Demi Williams

05/26/1926 –

 07/07/2020

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  • Funeral Service
Date: 07/13/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm

Obituary

The family of Damaris “Demi” Louise (Robbins) Williams will celebrate her life of 94 years at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Demi passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. In support of the health of her family, masks are required to attend her service.  The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Demi was born May 26, 1926, in San Francisco, California, to Fred Strong Robbins, Jr. and Eula Anita (Cochrun) Robbins. She was raised in a home full of love and laughter during the Great Depression and, on its heels, World War II. She married Willard F. Williams on June 1, 1945, in Mill Valley, California, just a few days after he returned from serving as a B-24 bomber pilot during the War. Demi joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April of 1947 and was sealed to her husband in August of 1950 in the Logan Utah Temple of her Church.

Demi was a beautiful young girl and was always known to be kind and friendly to everyone.  She loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and instilled a testimony of Gospel truths in each of her children. Demi moved with her family often from California to Oregon and Indiana, where her husband furthered his education, then on to Fairfax, Virginia, and Stillwater, Oklahoma. She and her family finally landed in Lubbock, Texas, in 1963, where her husband served as Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas Tech University. In Lubbock, she worked for many years serving college students at both the student Institute of her Church and later in the Career Planning and Placement Office at Texas Tech University from which she retired. Demi loved to sing and dance. She sang with the local “Sweet Adelines” group in Virginia during the late 1950s. She also participated in a local seniors’ round and square dance group for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her three brothers Richard, Robert, and Everett Robbins and her only sister Edith (Robbins) Lewis.

Survivors include the joys of her life – her five children Robert (Marleen) Williams of Orem, Utah; Gary (Rhonda) Williams of College Station, Texas; Christine (Robert) Carr of Lubbock, Texas; W. Bruce (Jan) Williams of Midland, Texas; and Lynda (Sheldon) Worthington of Lehi, Utah. She is also survived by the real joys of her life – her 25 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson – many of whom knew her affectionately as simply “Mema.”

Celebration of Life

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5 thoughts on “Demi Williams”

  1. Alice and Jay Jensen

    Dear Williams family . . . I must tell you how sad I was to learn that Damaris passed away. She was an amazing associate and friend. Her example as a Mother in Zion was to be envied by all of us, with her children serving as an example of her dedication to that great calling. Damaris’ biography (thanks to Bruce and Christine) will remain in print forever more as one of the West Texas Mormon Pioneers who arrived and then stayed in Lubbock where she served as a loving, kind, faithful, and admirable member of the Church. May you be blessed with peace and comfort as you recall the memories of a beautiful life that was well-lived.

  2. Donald and Lila Dyal

    Mathew 7 the Lord confirms that by our fruits he will know us. Damaris’ fruit hangs heavy on the branches with platoons of family. I could offer no greater tribute than the existence of the Williams family in number, in quality of life, if faith. Well done, Damaris.

  3. Cheri and family, I am so truly sorry for your loss. A Grandmother’s love is one you will never forget. Your family is in my deepest thoughts and prayers during this time .

  4. Pam and Steve Corbett

    Our heartfelt condolences. Your family will be in our prayers as you mourn the passing of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

  5. To the Carr Family ,

    We are soo sorry for your loss, your family will be in our prayers in your time of need right now.

    Love Arguellez Family

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