Arva Katherine (Stander) Williams, age 91, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2015, surrounded by family in St. George, Utah. She was born on January 4, 1924, in Thomas, Idaho, to Alta England and George Stander. She was married to Dean Williams on July 8, 1946, in the Idaho Falls LDS temple.
Arva grew up in Thomas, Idaho, and attended the local schools. She had a beautiful soprano voice and sang at many events and rallies during World War II. She attended Ricks College, where she appeared in musical theater. She also attended Brigham Young University and later taught school in Moreland, Idaho.
Arva’s favorite avocations were painting landscapes, making and firing ceramic dolls, traveling, and being with family. She was a creative crafter.
She was a lifelong dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings and positions over the years.
Arva is preceded in death by her parents, all her siblings and by her loving husband Dean. Surviving are her children: Jane of St. George, Utah; Richard (Marsha) of Alamosa, Colorado; Debbie (Mike) Zweig at Lake Forrest, California; and Ted (Carma) of Orem, Utah. Also surviving are Grandchildren, Heather, Brandon, Ashley, Kjirsten, Sean, Ryan, Aaron, Justin, Jesse, Allie, Katie, Lance, Chris, Korey, Derek and 27 great grandchildren.
- Funeral services will be held Friday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center 881 S River Road, St. George.
- A viewing will take place Friday, at 10 a.m. prior to services at the stake center.
- Interment will be on Monday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Fielding Memorial Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
The family is grateful to the kind care of doctors, nurses and hospice, who provided for Arva’s comfort.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Family and friends are invited to sign her online guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.