Services for Verna L. Williams, 88, of Copperas Cove will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery in Killeen.
Mrs. Williams died Dec. 29, 2017, at a nursing facility in Copperas Cove. She was born Nov. 5, 1929, at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., to Henry and Thelma Edwards.
Mrs. Williams graduated in 1947, from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan., where she was a member of the National Honor Society and the International Club. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 1951 where she completed two years of pre-med and two years of Latin.
In 1952, she was recruited to the Foreign Services and retired in 1967. She returned to La Paz, Bolivia, in 1969 to serve as the political officer’s secretary and later served dignitaries in many other countries. In her later years, she served as a substitute Spanish teacher for Copperas Cove Independent School District.
She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, Grace United Methodist Church, Copperas Cove.
Mrs. Williams met the love of her life, Warner Williams, in La Paz, Bolivia, on Dec. 25, 1965, and they married on Oct. 7, 1967.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, David; and recently, her husband, Warner Williams.
She is survived by one daughter, Karla Williams; one grandson, Kevin Williams; two granddaughters, Katelyn Blobaum and Liberty Williams; and one great-grandson, Kameron Williams, all of Copperas Cove. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Joyce Edwards; and niece, Dena (Jeff) Kidd, both of Mesa, Ariz.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com for the Williams family. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.