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Mary Williamson

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[September 08, 2009]  Mary L. Williamson, 80, of Lincoln, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at 1:07 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Her body will be cremated, as she wished, and burial of her ashes will be in New Union Cemetery. A portion of her ashes will also be scattered at the Oregon coast where she spent many wonderful vacations.

To honor her memory, the family will have a celebration of life, open to family and friends, starting at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the family home, 903 N. Union.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lois Ticknor was born May 16, 1929, in Lincoln, a daughter of Arthur and Lelia Pointer Ticknor. She married William Williamson on June 29, 1947, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband; her children, Michael (and Jana) Williamson of Marshall, Carol (and Rod) Berryman of Ames, Iowa, Dianne Williamson of Lincoln, Joyce Metz of Chatham, Scott Williamson of Normal and Lisa (and Ron) Hermant of Tigard, Ore.; two sisters, Francille (and Wayne) Crosier of Mount Pulaski and Frances Read of Lincoln; seven grandchildren, Amy (and James) Anderson, Marianne (and Robert) Hay, Justin Walsh, Susan Williamson, John Metz, David Williamson and Amanda Metz; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan Anderson, Hannah Williamson and Bryan Hay.

Mary loved her large family and was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was also especially fond of nature and seemed most at peace when observing birds and flowers.

She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1947.

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Memorials in her memory may be made to the Audubon Society.

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