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Regina "Jean" (Batt) Williams

January 16, 1931 ~ August 15, 2020 (age 89)

Obituary

Regina (Jean) Williams, 89. Of Laurel,  passed away on August 15, 2020.  She was born on January 16, 1931 in Bridger, Montana and was the Daughter of Henry Y and Charlotte (Batt) Frank.

Jean married Roy Williams on May 7, 1955 in Laurel.

After graduation from high school in Laurel, Jean worked at both the Dutch Mill and Mill Drive Inn in Laurel. She also worked for a period of time for Bice Trucklines as a secretary. After she was married she worked for Buckingham Transportation in Rapid City, South Dakota (where Roy was stationed in the Air Force) and Winter Hardware, Eastern Montana College, and the United States Forest Service all in Billings before taking time out to raise her family. When her children were all in school, Jean returned to work with the Yellowstone County Motor Vehicle Department at the Yellowstone County Courthouse retiring from there in 1987.

By the grace of God Jean had been a life-long Christian, and she and her husband had over the years become avid students of the Bible. Her favorite Bible passage was the 23rd Psalm.  ‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me…’

From 1989 until 1994, Jean and Roy lived in Spokane, Washington where she was instrumental in helping Roy with his ministry as Principal of Spokane Lutheran School. The Williams’ also owned and operated the Russell Motel in Laurel for over 20 years.

She is survived by her husband, Roy, of Laurel; son, Douglas (Jodi); of Laurel; daughter, Janice John) Hart,  of Poulsbo, Washington, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

. She was preceded in death by her father Henry Y. Frank, her mother Charlotte Frank, two brothers, Richard and Ruben Frank, and her son, Robert Scott Williams.

Memorial Services will be held 10:00 am Thursday, August 20, 2020  at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Laurel.  Interment to follow at Bridger Cemetery. Memorials may be given in Regina’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.

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