Reca Williams, age 91, of Muskogee, Okla. passed this life Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at Muskogee Regional Medical Center in Muskogee. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Rusty Williams officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Cherokee, Iowa or First United Methodist Church of Muskogee. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service, 1325 No. York, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Reca was born May 23, 1918 in Nevada, Mo. to John Bernard and Sarah Leon (Murphy) Rogers. Reca completed her first three years of school in Nevada before moving with her family to Excelsior Springs, Mo. where she lived until she graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1936. After graduating, she continued her education at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and the University of New Mexico at Santa Fe, completing her formal education and receiving her Specialty Degree in Education at the
Reca worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Iowa during most of her working years. Reca and Alvin (Al) Bruce Williams were married on April 11, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nev. After they were married, they made their home in Cherokee and had fifty-two wonderful years together. Reca was a very active member of the Saint Paul United Methodist Church, and was a seventy-year member of P.E.O., sixty five-year member of Eastern Star and fifty-year member of A.A.U.W.
In her spare time, Reca enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, and was an avid Bridge player. In 2008, Reca and Al decided to move to Muskogee to be closer to family. While living in Muskogee, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents John and Sarah Rogers.
Survivors include her husband, Al Williams of Muskogee, Okla., two sons and their wives; John Roy Williams and wife Mary of Vancouver, Wash. and Bruce James Williams and wife Lisa of Muskogee, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Christina Rodriguez and her husband Mike of New York, David Williams of Stillwater, Okla. and, Rebecca Williams of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one great-grandchild, Angel Gabriel Rodriguez of New York