Former Juneau and Petersburg resident Randi "Deanna" Williams died June 26, 2008, at the Parkrose Care Center in Tacoma, Wash., with her close friend, George Gordon, by her side. She was 67.
Born Aug. 17, 1939, in Juneau, she grew up in Petersburg, attending Petersburg schools. She was an Eagle Thunderbird from The House Lowered by the Sun.
As a child, she loved fishing with her parents, Homer and Eliza Williams, and they traveled to Kake every summer. She learned to play the accordion when she was 12 years old and had a wonderful sense of humor, her family said.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Homer Williams Jr.; and adopted brother, Henry Lee Adams Jr. (Raven Dog Salmon, child of Eagle Thunderbird).
She is survived by her brother, Randolph "Randy" Williams; nieces and nephews, Rhonda Degtoff, Mary Williams and her children, Ashley, Meagann and Semih, Randolf Williams Jr., and Manette Hogue; the Williams family from Kake; cousins, Loretta "Betty" Marvin, Marcelo Quinto, Mercedes (Quinto) Kanto, Carmen (Quinto) Plunkett, George and Frank Quinto, Rosita Worl, Carla Phillips, Sandra, Joe and Ventura Samaniego, Paul and Alex Jackson, Leonard and Livina Hallingstad, Rita (Adams) Sheakley (Raven Dog Salmon, child of Eagle Thunderbird) and Frances (Adams) Perkins (Raven Dog Salmon, child of Eagle Thunderbird); and numerous nieces and nephews.
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