Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Death in our Extended Family.

From Pat Biggs
Karen (Williamson) McClaren died yesterday . She was the granddaughter of Emmett Williamson, daughter of Wesley Williamson. She battled cancer for several years, fought the good fight and finally lost the battle. She lived in Pringle, South Dakota and was 62 years old.
This is Karen's Obituary
Karen Marie McClaren, 61, passed away March 25, 2010, at her home near Pringle, SD.
Karen was born August 22, 1948, in Hot Springs, SD, to Wes and Norma Jean (Henry) Williamson. She graduated from Custer High School in 1966. On January 3, 1971 she married Robert McClaren. Karen was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family, her friends, working outdoors and everything about her life as a country wife. She especially loved her buffalo. Karen’s zeal for life and laughter will be missed by all who knew and cherished her. Karen is survived by her husband, Robert of Pringle; one son, Ryne McClaren of Chadron, NE; Ryne’s fiancĂ©e , Lori Holcomb, of Raleigh, NC; one sister, Margie Kay (Lyle) Stevens of Canistota, SD; one brother, Dale (Megan) Williamson of Chadron; four nieces, Kellie Jo Cinnamon; Lindsey Mehlbrech; Sara Linn; Jenny Woodward as well as two nephews, Austin Wheeler and Jake Williamson. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Custer Community Church in Custer, SD, with Pastor Bill Comfort and Pastor Bill Savery officiating. Interment will follow at the Custer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Karen’s name to benefit the Cold Springs Historical Society.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley’s Chapel of the Hills in Custer. Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.

Thanks Pat for sharing that. May I ask all in our extended family to send news of importance. Our branch of the clan is spread out coast to coast so this one digital campfire is a good place for the Charles Williamson's to gather from time to time
to pick up family new from other branches in this ever expanding family tree.


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