Nellie May Lindeman Williams Williamson, age 89, of Miles City passed away on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at the Holy Rosary Extended Care.
Nellie was born on August 5, 1923 in Miles City, Montana to Otto M. Lindeman and Nellie May Perry Lindeman. She grew up near Miles City on North Sunday Creek at the family homestead. She attended the Krut Country School for four years then the family moved to Miles City where she continued her education at Washington School until 1938, when she moved to Boulder, Montana where she finished her schooling. She returned to Miles City in 1941, living with her mom and dad. In 1949 she married Walter Williams and helped raise his four children. Walter was a carpenter and his occupation resulted in the family moving around the state. In 1961, Walter passed away and Nellie moved back to Miles City to live with her mom as her dad had passed away in 1951. She later met Alfred Williamson to whom she was married in 1965. Alfred and Nellie lived at the rendering plant for many years. Alfred became ill and they moved to Red Rock Village until Alfred’s death in 2004. Nellie then moved to Holy Rosary Extended Care and remained there until the time of her death.
Nellie will be missed by her many nieces and nephews to whom she was known as “Auntie Nellie” who gave many hugs and kisses freely. She will also be missed by the loving caring staff at Holy Rosary Extended Care who became her family in her later years. Nellie felt very loved and protected by the loving staff, whom showered her with many stuffed animals, pretty jewelry and feelings of being family. Nellie enjoyed being outside and especially enjoyed flowers and was proud of her small flower garden in front of her home. When Nellie was not able to be outside she kept her hands busy crocheting. Everyone who knew Nellie has a piece of her handy work. Nellie never met a stranger, she accepted everybody just as they were. Her relationship with Jesus was the most important aspect of her life. John 3:16 – 17 was her favorite scripture verses. She was a member of the Assembly Of God Church in Miles City from 1940 onward. She loved upbeat songs of praise, clapping her hands with joy to her Lord. As a young girl she especially loved caring for her bum lambs. She had a very close relationship with her younger brother who she always called “Connie”. Nellie never had the finer things of life but you never heard a complaint on her lips. She had a smile as wide as the state of Montana.
Nellie is survived by a sister-in-law Pat Lindeman of Forsyth, MT; Lindeman nieces: Sharon, Jennie, Loretta, Leona, Tina, Lisa; Radmer nieces: Sandy, May and Judy; Lindeman nephews: Richard, Daniel and Benny; Radmer nephews: Ralph and Paul; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Nellie; her 1st husband, Walter Williams and his four children; her 2nd husband, Alfred Williamson; her brother Con Lindeman, her older sister Marie and her husband George Radmer.
Memorials may be made to Spiritual Care at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. A private burial will be held at the Eastern Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery in Miles City. A memorial service will be held at a later date.