Florence Pearl Podany Williams passed away August 9, 2009, at the age of 93. She was born September 19, 1915, to Albert and Pearl Ezzell Podany in Buckholts, Texas. She married James Thomas Williams on December 17, 1935, and they celebrated 62 happy years together.

Florence was a longtime and active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eldorado. She had a passion for reading and a love of good books which was reflected in her service on the Board of the Schleicher County Library for over 40 years. She enjoyed participating in the activities of the Eldorado Woman’s Club. During her children’s school years she volunteered through the PTA and enjoyed being homeroom mother. She loved music and played the piano and hand bells. Through her seventies Florence was an avid horseback rider. She was a skilled seamstress and quilter.


Florence is preceded in death by her husband, James Williams, her brothers Albert, Joe, Carl, and Hubert Podany, and her sisters Lola Montgomery, Bertha Heitman, and Margie Hill.


She is survived by her three children, daughter Jimmie Dell Noll and husband Gerhard of Big Canoe, Georgia, daughter June Davis and husband Morris of Austin, Texas, and son Keith Williams and wife Linda of Cherokee, Texas; eight grandchildren Brandi, Vince, and Vic Wiegand, Tres Davis, Ellen Davis Salem, Lynne Davis Simon, and Scott and Ross Williams; and four great-grandsons Philip, Andrew, and Jonathan Salem and Joshua Simon.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to her care giver, Elena Pina, who lovingly made it possible for Florence to live at home as independently as possible, and to Bertha Rebuck, Orsa Fuentes, and Josefa Mata for their wonderful care also.

Visitation will be at the Kerbow Funeral Home in Eldorado on Thursday, August 13, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, August 14, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church in Eldorado officiated by Rev. Joe McGee. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be sent to the Florence Williams Memorial Fund at the Schleicher County Library, 201 SW Main Street, P.O. Box 611, Eldorado, Texas 76936.