As a young girl she moved with family to Tonasket where she met her future husband Roy Williams in high school. Together they lived and raised their family in Tonasket, Omak and Winthrop. They eventually moved to the coast lived in Quilcene and Port Angeles. Following retirement they moved to Wenatchee. Her husband, Roy, preceded her in death and Irene remained in Wenatchee for nearly 15 years until moving to Manson to be close to a daughter.
Irene devoted her life to her family and good friends. For the last 25 years she snow birded in Yuma, Ariz. as she loved the warmth and sunshine.
She is survived by her children Bennie Duhman, Gwen Reyer, LaVonne McNew, Monte Williams and Pamela Holmes; brothers Bert Beeman and Jerry Beeman; sisters Ruth Nixon and Linda Paul; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Laroy Williams; baby boy, Timothy Bruce and siblings, Jack Beeman, Odie Beeman and Wanda Bear.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery will a memorial service to follow at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Wise, officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.