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Obituary, Monique Vanessa Williams, 31


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Monique Vanessa Williams

Monique Vanessa Williams, affectionately known as "Mo", was taken from this earth far too soon on May 17, 2014.

She was born on August 1, 1984 at Eastmoreland General Hospital in Portland, Ore. to Victoria and Mack Williams. Upon high school graduation in Petersburg, Alaska in 2002, Monique went on to become a registered nurse. She studied at Oregon Health & Science University in La Grande, Ore. where she obtained her bachelors of science in nursing. In 2007, she began her career as a registered nurse working at Kadlec Regional Medical Center where became a competent and compassionate caregiver.

Mo was a very talented athlete and competed in many sports including taekwondo, baseball, cheerleading, track and swim team. She also had a very artistic side and expressed herself through photography, scrapbooking, and painting, and she had recently begun refurbishing old furniture. Her most faithful companion was a 10 year old Boxer by the name of "Jersey Girl". It was love at first sight when Monique adopted her as a puppy. They loved rollerblading, hiking, camping and running by the Columbia River together.

Mo gained an abundant group of friends over the years and spent many hours of quality time with them boating, camping, taking road trips, singing karaoke or just having a quiet girl's night in.

She is survived by her mother, Victoria Williams; father, Mack Williams; sister, Brianna Williams; and brothers Larry Walker and Trevor Williams.

To honor the life of Monique Williams, friends and family will gather at Central United Protestant Church in Richland, Wash. on Friday, May 30 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Monique Williams at Hapo Credit Union.

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