Online Obituaries for the Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson & Shelby Township MI Area

Evelyn J. Williamson

May 01, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Online Obituaries for the Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson & Shelby Township MI Area

Evelyn Jeannette Williamson, age 92, died September 17, 2017. She was born in Detroit, Michigan to John and Anna (Henning) Jacob.

Evelyn was always doing for others – making sure guests were comfortable and those at the table had enough to eat, offering to babysit grandchildren and willing to help out wherever needed. Earlier in life she worked as a switchboard operator for Michigan Bell. After starting a family with her husband Alex, by day she ran the family owned business, Williamson Office Supply in Rochester, during the early to mid sixties. Evelyn and Alex were avid volunteers with the early recycling programs during the seventies and for decades were active members of the Shelby Democratic Club. Later, Evelyn’s most pleasant moments were derived from time spent with her grandchildren. She continued to enjoy cooking and baking, and never turned down a trip to Erma’s Frozen Custard.

Those who knew Evelyn will always remember her for the kindness she had shown them.

She is survived by her children, Rhea (Michael) Podgorski, Anita Stilwell, Bruce Williamson and Barbara Colston-Rumble as well as 11 grandchildren, Brian (Dawn) Podgorski, Scott Podgorski, Myra Bray, Sheryl (Dwayne ) Preston, Anna Williamson, Pamela (Don) Rouse, Jamie (Sean) Hale, John (Shayla) Rumble, Shannon Rumble, Michael Rumble and Gregory Williamson. She is also survived by 16 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren as well as her siblings Oliver (Mary) Jacob, Harold (Joy) Jacob and Phyllis (Allen) Willoughby. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Williamson in 1999, her son, Frank Williamson in 1982 and her brother, Gladwin Henning.

Funeral Information

Visitation is Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 2:00 pm-8:00 pm at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke (South of 22 Mile Road), Shelby Township, Michigan.. The funeral will be on Thursday at 11:00 am at the funeral home.


Visitation:  Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel

Service:  Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel

Cemetery:  Utica Cemetery

Evelyn J. Williamson


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