Della M. Williamson |

Della M. Williamson

Della Williamson, 87, passed away May 14, 2006, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. Della was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Caddoa, to Carrey Leslie and Lena May (Brink) Dotson. Della moved to the Western Slope in 1929. She attended school in Montrose and graduated from Montrose High School in 1937. She then attended business college in Colorado Springs. She married Wendell Williamson on Feb. 18, 1939, in Montrose. Della was devoted to her family, loved nature, and lived on the farm, where she and her husband actively farmed in Orchard City, for more than 60 years. She was a member of the Austin Baptist Church, where she enjoyed working with children and youth of all ages throughout the years. She was also a lifelong member of the Orchard City Women’s Club and a member of the Surface Creek Historical Society. Della is survived by daughter Julie Beck (Michael) Pope, of Carbondale; granddaughter Lindsie Beck, of Carbondale; brother Leslie Dotson, of Rifle; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law, David Beck; three sisters; and an infant daughter. A graveside ceremony will be held in the summer at Cory Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Della’s name to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

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