Janelle Williamson, 78, and lifelong resident of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Duncan.
A graveside service will be held at Duncan Cemetery 3:00 P.M. on Saturday November 30, 2019 with Pastor Jerry Couch officiating and under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. on Friday November 29, 2019 at the funeral home.
Janelle Williamson was born on August 27, 1941 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Lester Horner and Nell (Shiflett) Horner. She attended and graduated from Duncan High School in 1959. She married her beloved husband Alvin Lee Williamson on June 19, 1959 in Duncan.
Janelle and Alvin owned and operated a farm and ranch southeast of Duncan from January 1963 to May 24, 2019. During this time, she was a Cub Scout leader, a 4-H Club leader and a teacher’s aide. Janelle loved farming and the ranchers life. Caring for and feeding of the animals, but had clutch release trouble on the tractor and truck. She enjoyed raising show rabbits with her son; her favorite was a mini lop named Little Elephant and was a prizewinner. During several encounters she would tell her are you going to let me raise those babies, while caring for the rabbits and 3-4 chickens, 3-4 turkeys, 2 ducks and one goose she would put them up in their pens at sundown while the young calves would come around for Janelle to pat and talk to them. Janelle was a loving wife of a farmer and rancher, mechanist, police officer, hunter and pilot for over 60 years. She enjoyed traveling the US and around the world to such places as Egypt, Australia, including anniversaries in Hawaii and Alaska. She collected several items, listing and watching country westerns, gospel and polka music.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years; Alvin Williamson of the home, her son, Roy Don Williamson, Debbie and Tommy of Duncan, Oklahoma; her brother, Kenneth Horner and his wife Chris of Lawton, OK; Brother in law, Jerry Williamson and his wife Brenda of Duncan, Oklahoma; sisters in law, Patsy Renfro and her husband Sammy, Janie Renfro and her husband Benny both from Duncan, Oklahoma and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Nell Horner; her father and mother in law, Marvin and Inez Williamson, and her sister in law, Reba Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com