Wilma J. Williams
July 16, 1925 – July 30, 2022
Wilma J Williams, born to Thomas and Nita Shelford in Ryderwood, WA on July 16, 1925,
celebrated her 97th birthday surrounded by friends and family on July 16th 2022 and passed away July 30, 2022.
Wilma was a storyteller, author, commercial fisher, pioneer, genealogist, and had a deep-seated love for construction projects.
She inspired generations, loved helping people, and even saved lives. She was passionate about Alaska, Alaskans and life at The End of the Road. Her relentlessness, can-do attitude served her well in her many life accomplishments and sparked her autobiography, If You’ve Got It To Do.
Wilma was preceded in death by her mother, Nita Webb Shelford, her father Thomas Shelford, her step mother Lydia Resoff Shelford, her sister Aloma White, her infant brother, Leland Shelford, her son, Thomas Lloyd Maxwell, her daughter Tamera Louise Maxwell Allspach and Grandsons, Michael DeVaney and Gunther Allspach.
She was survived by her brother, Leland “Sunny” Shelford, her children; Carolee Picket, Coni Thompson, Carmen O’Brien, Terrill Maxwell, David Williams, Brad Williams, and their spouses and her numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
A small service will be held on Saturday September 24, 2022 at 1pm at Homer Independent Baptist Church, 3614 Forest Glen Dr, Homer, AK 99603. Due to the pandemic and limited space, the family is requesting virtual attendance, if possible. A live stream will be available at the church website: https://www.ibchomer.com/
If desired, flowers can be delivered to the church the day prior to the service. Alternatively, donations to the Homer Senior Citizen Center are appreciated.