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Eileen Williams

January 31, 1943 — March 11, 2020

Eileen Williams

Eileen was born in Muskogee, OK, the youngest of Albert and Josephine Flusche's thirteen children. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bob Williams, and their three wonderful children: Wade (Susan), Wes (Sheila), and Laura (Dave). She is also survived by her eight grandchildren: Annabelle, Olivia, Paige, Logan, Henry, Charlie, Ellie, and Andrew. Eileen was very proud of her family, and considered them her greatest accomplishment. She has two surviving siblings, Annette Snyder (Michael) and Doris Atkinson along with many nieces and nephews. Eileen graduated from Muskogee Central High School and Oklahoma State University. In recent years, she enjoyed rekindled relationships with high school and college friends through Facebook. Eileen's friends were precious to her, and she was fortunate to have many wonderful and supportive people in her life.Eileen worked in the financial service industry for many years, as a banker and stock broker. In the 1980's, she and her friend Ann Garrett opened a female satellite brokerage office. Once a week, they held "Lunch and Learns" to inform other women about investing. These were a huge success, and many of their clients became personal friends. Eileen also did all of the cooking for the luncheons, which probably helped boost their popularity.Eileen was a lifelong Democrat. She worked for a wide range of political campaigns, including two Governor's races, a Congressional seat, a state legislative campaign, and a mayoral campaign. She loved fundraising for candidates and campaigning -- she relished the opportunity to meet so many interesting people from all walks of life, across the state of Oklahoma. In her last job, Eileen was Senior Director of Development for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Her work consisted largely of traveling across the state to talk with potential donors about the important research being done at OMRF. This was the perfect job for Eileen, as she never met a stranger and could talk to anyone about anything. When she left OMRF in 2010, Eileen laughed about the goals that some people set for retirement: learn a new language, become a gourmet cook, travel the world. Her goal was to visit every casino in Oklahoma. Her co-workers gave her a map so she could mark each casino visited. She made it to 77, but they were building new casinos faster than she could get there. During retirement she and Bob traveled throughout the country in their motor home and spent many wonderful summers in Montana.Eileen loved to cook. When friends faced illness or a death in the family, she was always the first one to show up with food -- and it was always something delicious. Many fun evenings were spent around her dining room table. She considered the dining room to be the last tribal gathering place, and her greatest joy was to have her kids and grandkids with her for Sunday dinner at Mimi and Bob's.Eileen's family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Stephenson Cancer Center for their compassionate care. She will be deeply missed by her family, her friends, and her two beloved dogs, Ofi and Daisy.SERVICES scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oklahoma City, OK.
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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Christ the King Catholic Church

1401 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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