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Janice Williams
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Obituary for Janice Williams

Janice Williams, 81, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, August 09, 2017 from complications of a fall at her home.

A Celebration of Janice’s Life will be held Sunday, August 20, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, at The Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue in Iowa City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, The Food Bank at the Iowa City Crisis Center, Planned Parenthood or the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City.

Janice was born November 1, 1935 in Hobart, Oklahoma, the daughter of John “Bake” and Mary Nel (Hunter) Harbour. She attended the University of Oklahoma and worked as the editor for a local newspaper in Oklahoma.

Janice married J.L. “Jim” Williams on May 3, 1959 in Hobart, Oklahoma. As Jim’s career progressed, she raised her three sons and kept the family home. Janice and Jim moved to Iowa City in 1977. Janice became very active in the community and was a mentor to many people and helped them improve their lives.

Janice is survived by her 3 sons, Jim Williams (Sue) of Lone Tree, Patrick Williams (Akiko Iwamoto) of Seattle, Washington and David Williams (Allison) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; grandchildren, Andrew (Amanda) of Los Angeles, Katya and Max, both of Minneapolis and several nieces and nephews; brothers and sister in law, John Harbour of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jim Harbour of Hobart, Oklahoma and Jeff (Nancy) of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jim in February of this year.

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