Gillies Funeral Chapel


Joan Corwin Williams

Joan Corwin Williams

April 11, 1930  ~  September 3, 2013

Wake: Sunday, September 8, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Joan and Barney's Home, 646 Holiday Drive, Brigham City, UT

BRIGHAM CITY - Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, Joan Corwin Williams, 83, passed away peacefully at her home in her own bed surrounded by her husband, children and friends, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. She was born on April 11, 1930 in Austin, Texas, a daughter of Joe and Gladys Corwin. She was the first born of three girls. Joan attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, where she met Barney Winfield Williams whom she married on June 9, 1951. She is survived by her husband, Barney; three children: Joseph, Robin Ann and Molly; two sisters, Courtney and Mary Robin; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded death by her parents. A wake will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Joan and Barney's Home, 646 Holiday Drive, Brigham City, UT.

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To Barney and family -
We were saddened to get the news about Joan's passing. Knowing Joan and Barney for almost all of the 52 years that we have lived in Brigham City makes it that much more difficult to believe that we have lost another good friend and neighbor. Our condolences to the Williams family.

Bob Coleman


To Barney and family we offer our love and a prayer for healing as you grieve for the loss of dear Joan. We share your grief from the back woods of Idaho. A gathering at your house is so appropriate. Many good times will be remembered of the fun parties hosted by Joan and Barney. Joan was a blessing in many ways to all of us. We will miss her at St. Michael's, and all the wonderful services she provided over the years.

Deanna and Ivan Adams


Dear Barney and family,
We offer our sincere sympathy on the loss of your lovely Joan. Our prayer is that God will give you and your family strength as you grieve this very special family member and friend.
Our love and sympathy,

Ray and Ruby McQuain


Molly and family,
I have so many memories of your mom. She was a great lady. So sorry to hear of her passing. I still remember our drive back from Texas with her. Will never for get you all. Much love and hugs to your whole family,

Vicki Wight Day


Barney, Joe, Robin Ann and Molly,
Quinn called to let me know about your wonderful wife and mother. Joan will always be a special person to me. So gracious and glamorous and kind. My heart is with you all. I hope you can feel love all around you.

Lily Eskelsen


Our heart goes out to you and your family. You have always made it very well known how precious Joan is to you. I pray you find comfort in knowing she is now with the only one who could love her more than you do. God bless you all.

Mary Ann Barnett


Dear Molly, Robyn Anne and family,
I want to send my love, thoughts and prayers to you all. Growing up, my memories of your mom are many. The first one that comes to my mind is how she always dressed up for when Barney was coming home from work. Then they would sit down together, and visit and spend special time together. That has always left an impression on me, something I have used in my own marriage. Your yard was always so very beautiful. I am sorry for your heartache at this difficult time. May the lord comfort and keep you close.

Marilyn De Bry Peck



I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you Mom. I remember her as a gracious woman with a wonderful laugh. I pray The Lord to heal your hearts quickly.

Shelley Secrist Kotter











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