Vail Daily column: Diana Williamson, 1922-2015 |

Vail Daily column: Diana Williamson, 1922-2015

Diana Williamson, 93, of Dallas, passed away Dec. 23. Diana was born on May 17, 1922, to Arthur and Emma Alice Gordon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Spanish. Diana married Byron Williamson Jr. on August 12, 1944. They met when Diana worked in secretarial and accounting for Columbia University. She was also employed with American Airlines and Agricultural Specialties, and Thuron Industries.

She volunteered for League of Women voters, Vail Valley Medical Center, Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame, as well as Daughters of the King.

Diana is survived by her daughters, Mary Alice Williamson, Carolyn Robinson and husband John, and Jane McBride and husband Edward; grandchildren, Byron Nuhn and wife Sarah, Ainsley Cone and husband Tyler, Anne Ballou-Bates and husband Christopher, Thomas E. Ballou and wife Stephanie, and Jennie Marie Oltman; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service for Diana will be held at the family cemetery in Bailey’s Prairie at a later date to be determined. Memorial contributions for Diana can be made to the charity of your choice. To leave condolences, please visit http://www.teddickey

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