Elizabeth Williams

April 19, 1957 - Nov. 30, 2022

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Elizabeth Maxwell Williams passed away peacefully on November 30, 2022 after courageously battling brain cancer for over a year. Elizabeth was born on April 19, 1957 in Seattle, Washington to Rev. William “Bill” and Laura Virginia “Ginny” (McManaway) Andrews. A United Methodist clergy family, Elizabeth’s family lived and served in many communities throughout her childhood, including Seattle, Sunnyside, Pasco, and Shelton. She graduated in 1975 from Shelton High School, and in 1979 from the University of Puget Sound where she studied psychology and recreation. Elizabeth was a gifted athlete, competing in track, cross country, and cross country skiing. Elizabeth’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her four children Crystal, Andrew, Marla, and Aric, and she was always eager to share how proud she was of each of them. Elizabeth raised her family in Ocean Shores, Eatonville, Port Hadlock, Snohomish, and Spokane. A faithful Christian, she was drawn by her faith to passionate action and advocacy in caring for God’s creation. She was actively involved in the environmental organizations 350 Spokane and the United Methodist Climate Justice Movement, and was Social Action Coordinator for PNW United Women in Faith. She loved her work in recreation therapy at Providence St. Joseph’s Care Center, bringing joy to the residents through costumes, jokes, and creative activities. Elizabeth is survived by her four children, Crystal (Cody), Andrew (Alanna), Marla (David), and Aric; three grandchildren Charley, Aleeha, and Cedar; brothers Bill and David; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Ginny Andrews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 18th at 3:00 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church in Spokane (3601 E 65th Avenue). It will also be live-streamed at and Memorial donations may be sent to 350 Spokane (


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