Laura Williams died Aug. 7, 2009. She was born Sept. 20, 1929 near Waldheim, Sask. to Phillip and Martha Schultz. Laura left school in Grade 8 to help her parents at home and with the business. She also worked several jobs in the area, at a wool factory in Ontario, and attended 2 years at Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask. She married Ted Williams Dec. 30, 1953. They farmed in the Brotherfield area where Laura volunteered with 4-H, local music festivals, dramatic productions, Sunday school, choir, and Ladies Aid. From the mid-1970s to mid-1990s, she worked at the Menno Home, then for Country Valley Homecare. Ted and Laura moved to Waldheim, where she loved being able to participate in community events, have coffee with friends, and watch children and teens play sports. She knitted, volunteered for MCC, provided childcare at Mom’s Morning Out, and participated in Church Ladies Aid. Laura is mourned by Ted; daughters Amy, Brenda (Wayne) Wiebe, Karen; 2 grandchildren; 3 siblings.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.