Juneau resident Matuska Anna "Emily" Williams, 75, died March 21, 2004, in Juneau.
She was born Aug. 10, 1928 in Sitka to Mary and Frank Marks. She attended the Wrangell Institute, and received a GED in Juneau. She was a homemaker, living in Juneau since 1977. She was married to Father Michael Williams, a priest at the Russian Orthodox Church in Juneau.
Her family said she always looked forward to berry picking and sharing that with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
She is survived by daughters, Sue Ann K. Lindoff, Tillie M. James, Pauline D. Hudson, Natasha Williams; sons, Billy J. Williams, James M. Williams, Edward F. Williams, Howard G. Williams, Gordon C. Williams, Kevin A. Williams, Leon C. Williams, Rick Iannalino; sisters, Judy Brakel, Jeannette Tabor, Liz Hill; as well as number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers include Eunice Akagi, Dorothy Wallace, Ruth James, Judy Brackel, Emma Demmert, Judy Hanson and Liz Hill.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Tlingit and Haida Community Council. Graveside burial services spring 2004 at Alaskan Memorial Mortuary.