Obituary for WILLIAMSON

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Monday January 05, 2009

Theresa Elaine Durler Williamson, 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1961, passed away Monday, December 29, 2008. With the love, care and support of her husband of 57 years she fought a long and valiant battle with cancer. Her strength and resiliency was an inspiration to her family and all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Charles "Chuck" Williamson; children, John Walter Williamson and wife Susan, Rebecca Williamson/Monette and husband John, Charles Michael Williamson and wife Debra, Debora Lea Williamson/Griffin and husband Bill; grandchildren Christopher and Mikal Monette, Kevin and Caitlin Williamson, and Kayla and Kyle Williamson; sister Mary Ann Jacobson; niece Sharen Durler Pflughoeft; nephews Stanley, Steven and Michael Durler, Paul Jacobson and numerous other relatives and friends. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents John and Marguerite Durler; brother John Durler; and sister Peggy Higgins. She married Charles J. Williamson in 1951 and lived in Los Alamos, NM before moving to Albuquerque. She worked for Mountain Bell for 41 years until her retirement in 1993 as an assignment engineer. She was a member of the Pioneers retirement group. Her true love in life was her grandchildren. Theresa enjoyed following their athletic and academic achievements. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Prayer Service will be held at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Monday, January 5, 2009, 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the United Way of Central New Mexico, 2340 Alamo Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM. Please visit our online guestbook for Theresa at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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