Bucknell's oldest living graduate dies at 108
Williams graduated from Bucknell in 1919 and was certified to teach art education and music. She worked 42 years in
To mark the occasion of her 108th birthday in October, a group of Bucknell students, alumni and Office of Alumni Relations staffers surprised Williams with a birthday cake and greetings at her
In addition to a personal invitation to attend the University's annual Christmas Candlelight Service at Rooke Chapel in December, Williams also was presented with a proclamation from Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell, verifying her as the University's oldest living alumna, and a scarf illustrated with a Bucknell campus scene.
Her advice to her undergraduate visitors, who serenaded her with the University's alma mater and a chorus of "Happy Birthday," was to "stay young."
Williams still proudly wore the medallion she had been given at her 1919 graduation.
According to an obituary in the
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Posted April 11, 2008
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