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Pleasanton Weekly

Memorials slated for 19-year-old woman killed in car crash

Laurel Alice Williams was a 2006 graduate of Foothill High School

by Janet Pelletier
Pleasanton Weekly Staff

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

laurel aliceA visitation for Laurel Alice Williams, 19, who was killed Saturday in a car accident, will be held from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton, 4167 First St., for family and friends. A vigil will be held later that evening at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, where Ms. Williams was a parishioner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Seton. Her body will be laid to rest at St. Augustine's Cemetery, 5750 Sunol Blvd. in Pleasanton.

Ms. Williams was the passenger in a Ford Mustang, driven by another 19-year-old woman, that collided head-on with a Mercedes SUV on Foothill Road, near Highland Oaks Drive on Saturday morning.

She was the daughter of Ken Williams and Kathy (Pace) Williams. A graduate of the Foothill High School Class of 2006, Ms. Williams was described as a people person who had a contagious smile and exuberance for life. She was finishing her last year at Las Positas Community College and was planning to transfer to San Diego State University to finish her degree.

She loved to spend time with family and friends and she especially loved children. In addition to being a member of St. Elizabeth Seton, Ms. Williams was also a dedicated bank teller at the Dublin Wells Fargo Bank.

She is survived by her parents, Kathy (Pace) Williams of Pleasanton and Ken Williams of San Ramon; grandfather, Robert Pace of Pleasanton; aunts and uncles, Robert Pace II and wife Sally of Pleasanton, Clyde and Fran Ortiz of San Leandro, Lee and Elaine Williams of Kennewick, Wash., Jim and Pam Williams of Danville, Ill. and Karen Bergendahl. She also leaves behind sister, Quinn Williams of San Ramon, and brothers, Adam Brisentine, Paul Brisentine and Evan Brisentine, all of San Ramon, and many loving cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alice Pace and Boyd and Eva Williams.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any remembrances in her name be made to the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation to help spread her love and joy to others. The family extends their appreciation for the love, support and prayers they have received.♦

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