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Phyllis (Vanderford) Williams
May 14, 1956 - Jan 23, 2016
Posted by: Martha Reddout


Phyllis Williams was born May 14, 1956 in Anchorage, Alaska to Daphne Rose and James Leonidas Vanderford. She passed away January 23, 2016 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 59 years, 8 months and 9 days.  

Phyllis attended schools in Greenhem Common England, Mountain Home, Idaho and Tampa, Florida before moving to Burns Flat, Oklahoma in 1967 where she graduated in 1974. She married Clyde Keith Williams at Burns Flat, Oklahoma on March 24, 1973. Together Phyllis and Clyde made their home in Burns Flat where they currently reside.   Clyde and Phyllis had four loving children Michael, Alisha, Erick and Cole who were very active students and graduates of Burns Flat High School as well. Phyllis went back to school at Western Oklahoma VoTech where she received certificates in the commercial culinary program and also the business program. Later she attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with honors in History Education and began teaching history and other classes at Burns Flat-Dill City High School. For the past ten years, she has taught computer classes and printing at Western Career Tech. She loved her students and coworkers at both places. Phyllis has been the president of the Burns Flat Alumni Association since 2010 and enjoyed overseeing the reunions. She was a wonderful wife, sister, mother, granny and aunt to many lucky people.   Phyllis loved family time, taking pictures, crocheting, playing games, Christmas, cooking for the "Williams Gang" and making plum jelly.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Daphne Vanderford; father-in-law, Shorty Williams and one sister-in-law, Linda Williams.  

She is survived by the love of her life for 44 years, Clyde, of the home; 4 children, Michael Williams and wife, Cristi, Canute, OK, Alisha Williams, Piedmont, OK, Erick Williams and wife, Kellie, May, OK and Cole Williams and wife, Sara, Beaver, OK; 5 grandchildren, Kyler Williams, Dalton Williams, Lindie Williams, Harlie Williams, Cotton Williams and baby boy to be; most importantly, her mother-in-law, "Grandma Country" Ms. R.L. Williams; step-father, Frank Sherron; 2 brothers, Jimmy Vanderford and wife, Ada, Burns Flat, OK and Anthony Vanderford and wife, Heather, Tampa, FL; 3 sisters, Denise Willis and husband, Tony, Burns Flat, OK, Angela Lamb, Tampa, FL and Paulette Malinowski and husband, Pete, Canute, OK; 2 brothers-in-law, Leon Williams and wife, Luada, Dill City, OK and Tommy Williams and wife, Kema, Dill City, OK; several nieces, nephews, extended family, other relatives and friends.

Memorial donations can be made to the Burns Flat Dill City Educational Foundation at P.O. Box 52, Burns Flat, OK 73624.   Funeral Service Wednesday, January 27, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Don Lemke Gymnasium
Burns Flat, Oklahoma 73624
Graveside Service Wednesday, January 27, 2016
3:00 PM
North Burns Cemetery
Burns Flat, Oklahoma 73624

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