Diane C. Williams, 72, of Center Street, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Saratoga Hospital, following a long illness.
Diane graduated from Madrid High School in Spain. She then graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., with a degree in education. She then joined the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 26, 1961, serving at Chanute Air Force Base as a First Lt. and Personnel Officer until her discharge July 15, 1963.
She married Curtis J. Williams on July 21, 1962, in Rantoul, Ill. The couple resided in Corinth for 50 years. Diane was employed as a substitute teacher in several local schools and also worked for many years in area retail establishments until her recent illness. She was a communicant of Holy Mother and Child Parish for many years and taught religious education for several years and was also was a member of the Auxiliary of the William J. Varney American Legion Post No. 862 of Lake Luzerne. Diane served as a Girl Scout troop leader and was the local cookie sales coordinator for several years. Mrs. Williams loved her family, travel, animals, reading, music, thunderstorms, word games and Air Force jets.
Survivors besides her husband of 50 years include five daughters, Christine Aldous and her husband, Tracy, of Corinth, Claire Eddy of Glens Falls, Carol LeClair and her husband, Gregg, of Gansevoort, Catherine Bartle of Mansfield, Texas, and Kelly Williams of Rome, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Stephanie Eddy of Glens Falls, and Aidan and Shea LeClair of Gansevoort; one sister, Kathleen Farmer of Beaverton, Ore. as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Richard Pitkin and the staff at Saratoga Hospital for their compassionate care, to the Jessups Landing EMS, and a special thank you to the Albany VA Hospital Hematology and Oncology Departments.