Jo Evelyn Williams
Dec. 21, 1930-Aug. 10, 2021
A long time resident of Pleasanton, Jo Evelyn Williams passed away August 10, 2021, at the age of 90. Evelyn was born in Sayre, Oklahoma. She graduated from Sayre High School and from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She then began her teaching career, going on to earn a Masters degree from the University of Oklahoma with a major in business education.
Evelyn came to California in 1955. After substituting in Oakland schools for a year, she became a teacher at Amador High School, where she taught for 35 years in the business education department. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and member of the community who brought happiness to many people through her presence in their lives. Evelyn was a dedicated teacher who loved teaching. She had many fond memories of her fellow teachers and former students, and continued to attend alumni gatherings and reunions. She was often pleased to encounter former students while going about her everyday life in Pleasanton. Evelyn also enjoyed attending church, taking walks around town, and spending time with the people she loved.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Daniel Williams, her father James, mother Martha, siblings Cicero, Hugh, Grace, Ursa, Young, Calvin, and her niece Eva. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Denise and Andrew, her granddaughter Mira, and grandnieces Amy and Nancy. She also leaves behind many caring relatives, friends and neighbors who appreciated her love of life and friendly spirit. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by both family and friends.