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Rozella A. Williamson

Rozella A. Williamson 

CEDAR FALLS -- Rozella A. Gates Williamson, 87, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, April 12, at Pinnacle Specialty Care.

She was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Brandon, daughter of Arthur and Phoebe (Schonover) Gates. She married Earl Williamson on Jan. 22, 1949, in Cedar Falls. He died July 5, 2010.

She graduated from high school in Hazleton, and worked in housekeeping at the University of Northern Iowa, retiring in 1992.

Survived by: two daughters, Sherry (Larry) Wyant and Brenda (Jeff) Northey, both of Waterloo; two sons, Bruce Williamson of Cedar Falls and David (Connie) Williamson of Burglengenfeld, Germany; a sister, Sharon (Keith) Darst of Cedar Falls; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her parents; a brother, Gerald Gates; a sister, Ruby Shepard; two daughters, Dianna Crane, and one in infancy, Cynthia Williamson; and a grandson, Matthew Northey.

Private family services: will be held in May, with inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls. Richardson Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

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