Hartley (Williams) Lillian, 78, of Roseville, passed away on November 29, 2021. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Ethel Williams. Survived by husband, Stephen; children, Stephen, Timothy, Kimberly, and Victoria (Peter) Stark; grandchildren, Cody Hartley, Rider Bjorklund, Morgan Gaskill, and Carter Gaskill; brothers, Richard (Jean)Williams and Larry (Pam) Williams.
Lillian was born to Kenneth and Ethel Williams in the midst of World War II and raised among brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles in North Leverett, Massachusetts. Lillian graduated from Amherst Regional High School, then studied psychology and business education at Barrington College in Rhode Island. While working a summer job at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she met and fell in love with Stephen Hartley, whom she married and followed to Minnesota, where she worked as an executive assistant until the birth of their first son. Lillian was a stay-at-home mom to four children, encouraging and guiding them in academics, sports, and music, a passion which she pursued singing at Barrington and in church choirs. She cheered her daughters in ice skating and speed skating competitions, where they excelled, and spent over 10 years behind the scenes volunteering at the annual Roseville Ice skating show. She took great pride in designing and sewing custom skating costumes for her girls. She loved travel, and enjoyed driving to stay with her parents at their forest cabin at the Rumney Bible Conference Camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. As her children grew and Stephen neared retirement, her opportunities for travel increased, and she would travel to the Florida Gulf Coast every winter to visit her parents and their siblings at their winter homes, and after the passing of her father, to help her mother open up the winter house every fall. She took pleasure visiting her grandson in Tulsa, her daughter in California, and her brothers and their wives in Hilton Head Island. She and Stephen spent a lot of time in Florida with her extended family, bringing along with them their children and grandchildren every chance they got. She loved her family and the Lord and she will be dearly missed.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 15, 2022 at Mueller Memorial Funeral Home, 835 Johnson Parkway, St. Paul, with visitation from 10 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pine Brook Camp. Checks can be mailed to 210 Lakeview Rd, Shutesbury, MA 01072. Online donations can be made at www.pinebrookcamp.org or through Venmo @pine-brook-camp