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Dolores “Dee” Williams

April 8, 1927 — March 16, 2022

Dolores “Dee” Elizabeth Williams died peacefully in her home on March 16, 2022, just three weeks shy of her 95th birthday.

Born in New York, New York April 8, 1927, Dolores was the youngest of three children to Mary Elizabeth and Leonard Earl Riley. The family moved to Kansas City, Missouri the following year and in October 1928 suffered the death of Mary Elizabeth. After her mother's death, the family lived in Sedalia for several years before returning to Kansas City.  Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, her brother James Riley, and her sister Mary Shultz.

As a young woman and mother, Dolores was an award-winning real estate agent for Hardin Stockton Realtors, and she also worked for the federal government for over 20 years before retiring.

More than anything, Dolores loved her family. But she also had many passions. She loved to travel and experience new adventures around the globe. She adored animals almost as much as she loved her children. She always had a dog as a companion, and stole the hearts of her children’s pets as well. She had one equestrian love named Ysatis, who’s birth she personally witnessed. She loved that spunky, Arabian filly for many years.

Dolores had a green thumb and a creative eye, always tending to her beautiful plants and her crocheting. Everyone in the family likely has at least one baby blanket or afghan they cherish from her. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, especially with her young grandchildren. She was usually unable to tell an entire joke because she would start laughing before she got to the punchline.

Dolores will be remembered for her big heart and the way she was always looking to help others. She was always rooting for the underdog and would be the first to stand up to a bully.

Dolores was an amazing human being and will be missed dearly by the people that were lucky enough to know and love her.

Dolores is survived by her six children, Bobbie Taschler (Keith), Patricia Page (Greg), Kim Hannan (Pat), Deyna Rose, Frank Raw, Heather Savedra; nine grandchildren, Jamie Higdon, Matt Higdon, Gina Webb, Sherri Nichols, Leslie Raw, PJ Raw, Chloe Raw, Madison Savedra, and Alejandro Savedra; seven great-grandchildren, Sarah Grimes, Melanie Higdon, Colleen Higdon, Ethan Pierce, Addison Raw, Aniston Blanchette, and Saylor Blanchette; one great-great-granddaughter, Serenity Grimes.

There will be no funeral or graveside service but the family is having a Celebration of Life for family and friends on April 9 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, at Centerview event space, located at 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
Alzheimer's Association at ACT.ALZ.org or Wayside Waif's at www.waysidewaifs.org

Service Information:

There will be no funeral or graveside service but the family is having a Celebration of Life for family and friends on April 9 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, at Centerview event space, located at 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore, Missouri.

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