Priscilla (Lacey) Williams ’71

21 April 2008

Class: 1971

Major: Russian

Deceased: March 8, 2008

Priscilla L. Williams of Westford, U.S. Air Force veteran WESTFORD Priscilla Lynne (Lacey) Williams, passed away March 8th, after a long illness. Cum Laude graduate of Carlton College in Minnesota, Intelligence Officer in the USAF, President of the Westford League of Women Voters, Executive Secretary for a financial consulting firm. Loving wife, mother, and caring friend. She is survived by her husband, Richard Edgar; son Gareth Richard and his wife, Julia; and daughter, Jessica Lynne and her husband, Kevin. Although considering Ashland, Ohio to be home, Priscilla learned to love travel early in life with her parents, Lorene (Brandt) and John Lacey, and sister, Patricia (Lacey Collins), growing up in Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma and Australia as her father was a member of the Foreign Service. Having met in the USAF, Richard and Priscilla began their married life together in England, where she embraced her new role as mother when son Gareth was born. Later stationed in Las Vegas, Jessica was welcomed into the family. Finally settling in Westford, Priscillaand Richard created a home and raised their family. Priscilla had a great sense of service to her country, community, family and friends. She lived for others and put those around her ahead of herself. She was a skilled gardener, an avid reader, an exceptional cook, and gracious hostess. Her attention to detail, sense of tradition, thoughtfulness, generosity, and love for her family and friends made all feel welcome and comfortable in her home. She will greatly be missed.Obituary

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  • 2021-05-19 16:11:14
    Linda Davis Peairs

    After graduation, I had no where to go until I began teaching at Carleton in September of 1971. Priscilla offered to take me with her to her Grandmother and Great-Aunt's home in Ohio (I think) for several weeks after graduation. We gardened and helped around the house. Her grandmother and great-aunt taught me to crochet. I made a beautiful white summer shawl, which I still use. I think of the loving generosity Cilla and her family expressed and the fun we had together when I wear it. She will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • 2022-07-13 10:25:27
    Fielden Lundy

    I have been searching for some information on Cilla and her family. I knew her in Singapore and we kept in touch after we both returned to the US. But then, we lost contact. I remember her fondly as a wonderful and caring person. I'm glad to learn more details of her life, but also so sad to hear of her death.

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