Portia Elizabeth (Segal) Williams
WILLIAMS Portia Elizabeth (Segal) Williams, “Liz” died in Washington, DC on September 28, 2006 after a fighting a fierce battle against ovarian cancer.

Born on February 19, 1938 in Jacksonville, FL to Mr. & Mrs. Josiah D. Segal, Liz grew up in Riverside and attended Lee High School. She graduated with the first class of the School of Nursing at University of Florida in 1960, where she was also a sister and vice president of Alpha Chi Omega.

Later that year, she married Lt. Robert S Williams. Bob and Liz enjoyed the military life, traveling and living in many places overseas and in the US. One of their favorite assignments was Wiesbaden, Germany and it became their home for over 20 years.

Liz continued her work as a RNP and furthered her education, receiving her master's degree in counseling. She worked as a school nurse and counselor at both Aukumm and Hainerberg Elementary and Wiesbaden American Middle School.

Liz enjoyed a fantastic family, devoted friends, great food, and beautiful music. She is survived by her husband Col. Robert S. Williams (USAF Ret.) of Jacksonville, FL; her daughters and their husbands Terri and Tony Goodin of Makanda, IL; Josi and David Amaral of Charlotte, NC, her grandchildren Portia, Rob, Paul and “Peanut-doodle.”

Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 10, 2006, in Oaklawn Cemetery of Jacksonville, FL, with Rev. Martha Hubbard officiating. A memorial service will be held in Wiesbaden, Germany at a later date. Services under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

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Published in Florida Times-Union from Oct. 4 to Oct. 8, 2006.
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October 24, 2006
Dear Bob,

What a joy it was to see Elizabeth at our 50th reunion last year! Hard to believe 50 years had gone by! I was always so fond of Elizabeth and so glad to have met you, her devoted husband. My wife, Elizabeth, and I just learned of her passing and send you our love and prayers.

God bless you and your family,
Michael & Elizabeth Darby
Michael Darby
October 16, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of Liz's passing. What a shock! Bob, please let me know if you're going to be in town for a while. I tried e-mailing, but it bounced back.

My thoughts are with you.
Debbie DeAngelo
October 8, 2006
We were so sorry to hear of Liz's passing. We had enjoyed seeing her at the 50th Reunion.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Lamar & Nell Veal
October 6, 2006
I am deeply saddened by Liz's passing. My memories of a very sweet and caring classmate were reinforced by the delightful evening my wife and I spent with Liz and Bob at the reunion.
Stephen Feinstein
October 5, 2006
My sincere sympathy
Sandra (Stewart) Sturgeon
October 5, 2006
It was so good seeing Liz at our 50th Reunion and talking over old times at Lee and Alpha Chi at Florida. I wish you the rememberances of special times and my heartfelt sympathy to Liz's family.
Jane Crumpler Ripple
October 5, 2006
My sincere sympathy.
Roy Ivey
October 5, 2006
I have many fond memories of our years at Lee, and the great experiences we had at the sorority house on Gator weekends. I'm sorry we lost touch through the years. She certainly had a full life. You must be so proud.
Zana King Burnette
October 5, 2006
I had the pleasure of knowing Liz in the fifties and wish to say that she was a wonderful person. My heartfelt condolences go to her husband and her family. She was special.
John Kear
October 5, 2006
with Sincere Sympathy
Virgie H. Cone
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