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Carlyn Williams

Carlyn Williams, age 63 of Philip, SD, died October 3, 2008, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 7, at the Community Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, pianist, with congregational hymns. Usher was Rocky Williams. Pallbearers were Tyrel, Taran, Tate and Larry Eisenbraun, Joshua and Jonathan Williams.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Carlyn Kay Miller was born January 28, 1945, in Kulm, ND, the daughter of Theodore and Lorraine Miller. Carlyn and her family moved to Philip in 1955. She attended school in Philip.

Carlyn was united in marriage to DeLayne K. Williams on June 2, 1973, in Philip. Together they raised their two children, Melody and Travis, in a loving and caring family. Carlyn stayed home to raise her children until she started working as a cook for the Philip School. During the summers, she worked at the Welsh Motel in Wall.

Carlyn was a quiet, loving, caring person and always had a smile. Her greatest blessings to her were her family, she adored her grandsons and enjoyed every chance she got to see them and attend one of their school events. Her favorite time of year was Christmas and she thoroughly enjoyed all the preparations, especially wrapping gifts for her family. She spent her free time reading and putting puzzles together with DeLayne. She was loved and cherished by her family and her memory will be forever in our hearts.

Survivors include her husband, DeLayne of Philip; one daughter, Melody Eisenbraun and her husband, Scot, of Wall; one son, Travis Williams and Alexis Norton of Portsmouth, RI; three grandsons, Tyrel, Taran and Tate Eisenbraun; one sister, Joan Patterson and her husband, Jerry, of Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Carlyn was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Miller, on February 11, 1970; her mother, Lorraine Miller, on August 3, 2001, a brother, DeWayne Miller, on November 27, 2004; and a sister, Inis Iris Miller, as an infant.

A memorial has been established.