Martha Williamson

03/15/1924 — 01/16/2014

From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Pittsburgh, PA

Martha Williamson

Martha Williamson was born March 15, 1924 to Robert and Myrtle Wylder in Pittsburgh, PA. The family moved to Montana as soon as she was old enough to travel. She always considered herself a Montanan. She passed away on January 16, 2014 in Richland, WA.

After graduating from high school in Havre, MT she became a telephone operator and moved to Culbertson, MT where she met and married Donald Thorson in 1945. In the early 50's they moved to Richland, WA where she has resided ever since. She and Don had four children. Don passed away in 1961.

In 1967 Martha married Jacob Tate. They had one child and adopted another. Jake passed away in 1985.

Martha accomplished her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse when she was in her 50's and worked at Kadlec Regional Medical Center until retiring.

She married John Williamson in 2000. He passed away in 2008.

Martha was a 60 year member of Northwest United Protestant Church. She had also been active in Beta Sigma Phi and The Order of Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, one brother, Robert, and three husbands she is predeceased by two granddaughters.

She is survived by her children; Donna Whiteside, Richland, WA, Karen Steve Benham, Kennewick, WA, Bob Nancie Thorson, Spokane, WA, Kevin Tery Thorson, Connell, WA, Jon Tate, Kaiser, OR and Jeff Lori Tate, Vancouver, WA, also a brother, James Wylder, four grandsons and one great grandson, John's children and families as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers gifts can be made to NWUP Church or The Chaplaincy at Hospice.

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  • Dear Williamson Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Death is something that pains us all, we never want to see our love ones go. I will like to send my condolence to the family and friends, as well as, to share a comforting scripture. It’s Rev 21:4- ” And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May this scripture bring comfort to you all, for this is a loving promise from our heavenly Father, a promise that soon all suffering will end, especially death.

    Tiffani Tapia
    November 4, 2014
    REDWOOD, CITY, CA, United, States
  • I just learned of Martha’s passing she and her family where next door neighbors for many years, she was kind and caring. My deepest sympathy to her children, and extended family.

    Tom Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Fircrest, WA, United, States
  • Dear Williamson Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Death is something that pains us all, we never want to see our love ones go. I will like to send my condolence to the family and friends, as well as, to share a comforting scripture. It’s Rev 21:4- ” And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May this scripture bring comfort to you all, for this is a loving promise from our heavenly Father, a promise that soon all suffering will end, especially death.

    Tiffani Tapia
    November 4, 2014
    REDWOOD, CITY, CA, United, States
  • I just learned of Martha’s passing she and her family where next door neighbors for many years, she was kind and caring. My deepest sympathy to her children, and extended family.

    Tom Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Fircrest, WA, United, States