MISSOULA – Emma Murriel Mattson Williams, 83, of Missoula, passed peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born June 8, 1932, to Clarence Charles and Doratha Mattson in Poplar, Idaho.
Emma, along with her parents, moved to Montana in 1953. On Aug. 27, 1955, Emma married Dwayne Charles Williams in Stevensville. The couple lived their lives in Hamilton and Missoula.
She was a loving wife and mother. Emma enjoyed her home, yard and flower beds. She had a zest for life, enjoying many adventures with her family, especially her kids, who were her love and joy. On many occasions, she could be seen doing things you wouldn't expect like racing her daughter-in-law on a snowmobile, or riding in a dog sled pulled by her son on a four wheeler, or floating in the river on a pontoon. Emma will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Emma was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Charles Mattson; mother, Doratha Mattson; brother, Gordon Charles Mattson; and very special friend, Rhonna Cowan Sweeny.
Emma is survived by her sons, Jeff (Cheryl) and Danny Williams of Missoula; brother, Lee (Beth) Mattson of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; sisters, Joyce (Vince) Hamm of Coeur d'Alene, Gladys (Jerry) Schaum of Spokane, JoAnn (John) Lee of Spokane, Susan Mattson of Carson City, Nevada, and Shanna (Robert) Coffman of Missoula; and several nieces and nephews.