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Obitituary: Vonestine J. William

Photo Credit: William Family

WILLIAM – Vonestine J. William passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Mercy Medical Center. She was 79 years old. Vonestine was born May 20, 1940, to Roy William and Mary Bean William. She was a lifelong resident of Ignacio.

She attended schools in Ignacio and Santa Fe, NM and college in Albuquerque, NM. She eventually returned to Ignacio to work and raise her family. Vonestine enjoyed playing slots at the casinos and taking small trips to other casinos in the area. Her family was paramount in her life, she loved and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to country music and especially music by Elvis. One of her fondest memories was visiting Graceland in Memphis, TN.

She is survived by her children: Chandler, Kelly and Val Herrera; Stepchildren: Alan, Stewart, Melva and Monica Herrera; sister: Mary Santistevan; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings: Eileen Weaver, Mary Suazo and Kenneth Burch, Sr.

A Graveside Service was held Friday, April 10, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Ouray Memorial Cemetery, Ignacio. Guests are limited in number, extended guests are encouraged to distance, but may attend at their discretion.

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