Patricia Joan Williams, age 79, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from Alzheimer’s-related complications.

She was born June 6, 1939, in Orofino, to Patricia and Leonard Danner. She is survived by her husband, Rodger Williams. Joan was raised and resided in Orofino until moving with family to Spokane in 1976. Upon retirement, Joan and Rodger came back home to Orofino to spend the rest of their days.

Joan loved being outdoors, her cats, taking walks and tending to her numerous flowers and plants. She was an avid reader and crossword solver. Her greatest joy was being a mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, affectionately known as “Grammy Joan.”

Joan spent most of her adult career as an executive secretary in the real estate field. She will be remembered, within her career, as caring, ultra-responsible, thorough and, above all, reliable.

Joan is also survived by brother Rick Danner; previous husband Louis Turcott; sons Greg and Jeff Turcott, Scott and Corey Williams and stepdaughter Karla Yeend; grandchildren Somer Carpenter and Colby Turcott, Kristina Hoisington, Larry, Richie and Lisa Turcott, Samantha, Morgan and Logan Turcott, Gabriel Alfrey and Madison Williams; and a multitude of great-grandchildren.

Joan loved to love and help people. She was an absolute kind heart who asked for nothing in return. Her smile, devotion to family and caring personality will be greatly missed, but also remembered and paid forward.

Please join us in celebrating Joan’s memory at 11 a.m. June 22 at the Orofino Senior Center, 930 Michigan Ave. We ask that you come with great memories to share and smiles and laughter that she would have wanted and appreciated in this difficult time.