Sunday, October 26, 2014

Longtime DHS Educator Lois Williams Dead At 86

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. this Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the Milford United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Kelley officiating.  Private interment, prior to service at Blue Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 1-8:00 p.m. at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford. Family will not be present. There will be no viewing at church on Tuesday. Memorials have been established to Alzheimer’s Association.

Lois Ann (Gillett) Williams, was born January 4, 1928 in Lincoln Nebraska to Harold and Lettie Gillett, the third of five children. She went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 24, 2014, in Seward at the age of 86 years.

Lois graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1945. She attended the University of Nebraska, majoring in business education. She graduated in 1949 and took her first teaching position in Milford, Nebraska in the fall of 1949.

As a young girl she enjoyed roller skating, listening to radio shows, going to the library, playing softball, twirling her baton in the band, and going to Sunday School. She belonged to the first Girl Scouts Troop in Lincoln.

She met Don Williams on a blind date in Milford and was married July 29, 1951. They were married for 60 years. To this union three children, Barb, Dave and Beth, were born.

Lois was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church for 74 years. She enjoyed volunteering on church committees and taught Sunday School in her younger years. She was one of the first Tupperware sales reps in the Seward County area. She taught high school business in Milford for five years and was at Dorchester High School for 22 years. She retired in 1990.

After her retirement, she continued to be active by being a substitute teacher at SCC and she volunteered to help senior citizens prepare their tax forms. She enjoyed taking care of her many plants and flowers and she enjoyed mowing their acreage.

Lois is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barb and Brent Adams, Lincoln, Beth and Dennis Green, Ivins, UT; son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Tammy Williams, Milford; six grandchildren and spouses, Mitch and Janna Olson, Kristin and Mike Sukraw, Megan and Nate Whitney, Lindsey Adams, Amanda and Heath Hansen, Abby and Toby Pickerill; 7 great- grandchildren, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Vida Roll, Friend, Julie Gillett, Bremerton, WA, Oris Williams, Friend, Calvin and Pat Williams, Visalia, CA, Ronald Williams, Henderson, NV, many nieces, nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don, two sisters, Doris Carothers and Carol Groebe, two brothers, Warren and Bob Gillett.


  1. She was the best educator DHS every had. She was a teacher, mentor & friend to many during her 22 years. I was privileged to have her for all my business classes, serve on the staff of the Longhorn Dedication and Longhorn, being chosen as editor my senior year. We worked hard but had fun, too. She always gave that "extra" for her students. She was truly one of a kind. R.I.P. Mrs. Williams.

  2. A former UNL homecoming queen. She never told us that. RIP Mrs. Williams. You were a class act from start to finish.

  3. I remember finding out she was a UNL homecoming queen my senior year at DHS. We used to tease her when working on the yearbook after school & that summer. Her blush was priceless. She was such a good sport about it, too.


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