Eunice Williamson, 93, died April 10, 2018, in Seattle. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at Faith Lutheran Church, with Jon Splichal Larson as pastor. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Bismarck Funeral Home.
Eunice was born Oct. 13, 1924, on a farm east of Sherwood, the daughter of Garrett and Ethel (McFarlane) Newhouse. She attended rural Eden Valley School for 10 years and graduated from Sherwood High School in 1943. She entered nurse’s training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Minot under the Cadet Corps program and graduated as an RN in September 1946.
She married Willard M. "Bill" Williamson on Oct. 20, 1946. They resided in Dickinson for 12 years, where she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital, mostly doing private duty. They moved to Bismarck in 1959. She worked at St. Alexius Medical Center from 1966 to 1986, the last 12 years in the education department. After retirement, she spent winter months in Mesa, Ariz., and summer months at home in Bismarck, until 2011 when she moved to a retirement community in Bothell, Wash., to live closer to her daughter and family.
She was a 4-H leader from 1966 to 1977. She has always been active in activities at the Faith Lutheran Church. She was an active member of YMCA from retirement until 2011, and was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans Ladies associations. She loved sewing, cooking, crafts such as counted cross stich, quilting, netting, and knitting, and gardening, especially flower gardening.
Eunice is survived by her son, Patrick (Anne), Plainfield, Mass.; daughter, Michel (David) Haakenson, Seattle; daughter-in-law, Irene, Delta, Colo.; sister, Mavis (Jack) Smith, Roseburg, Ore.; and six grandchildren, Adam, Eleanor, Jason, Monica, Rhonda, and Kelsie.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Daniel; her parents; and brothers, Lyle, Percy, and Orville.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Disabled American Veterans or Camp of the Cross.