and Walter still in love
Now it’s time for Craig and Cara
to start their family. They give Harold and Beryl a first grandchild
(Joshua) in the year 2000, and the first Williams to be born in Indiana
in half a century (Janet in 1943). Marie’s brother Earl’s wife passed on
in 2001 after a long and good life. She left some relatives and a good
job in a low office in Evansville to allow Earl to follow his family
The rest of the family is stable in size of family and moving at least
for now as we look to the future. Howard’s grandson Jordan Mantha
married his college sweetheart Shanon in August 2001 in Montana. Walter
and Marie celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in November 2001.
James married Carolyn in 2002 at Livermore California. Marie passed away
in October of 2002 and Walter in July 2004 at ages of 91 and almost 96
respectively. Bob Bollinger passes away unexpectedly in Seattle and Ruth
Leinenbach in Hemet.
Meanwhile, Craig and Cara had their second child Kate in 2003 and Robb
and Amy their first, Patrick, in 2004. Howard and Marilee’s grandson
Rhian and his wife Jennie are expecting their first in March 2005. In
Evansville, Uncle Bob’s wife Mary is still very healthy and active. She
is the last of the whole generation of Williamses that lived through
most of the 20th century. Mary’s son Loren lives in Louisville. Her
daughter Doris (aka LaVerne) married a man with the same names as her
father (Robert Williams) and lives with her family in Terra Haute, not
far from Mary.