Katherine Elizabeth Davis Williamson

August 6, 1936 - November 12, 2019

Katherine was born in Athens, Texas on August 6th, 1936, to the late Robert Carr and Katherine Rozelle McCarver Davis. Katherine was a graduate of Athens High School, earning her Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas State University in 1978, and Master of Science degree from University of Texas Arlington in 1989.   

Over the years, she wrote articles for the Meridian Tribune, was a dental office manager for the family practice, and acted in community theatre with the Bosque County Conservatory.  After earning her Master of Science degree in Social Work, Katherine had a varied career as an adoption counselor, Hospice counselor, and family therapist for the Family Services Center with the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

Katherine had a great passion for giving and helping others.  Spiritual and personal growth were driving forces in her daily life, and she had a continual thirst for knowledge.  Katherine greatly enjoyed the beauty of art, nature, wildlife, and her treasured pets.  She could name every plant in Texas, and always had multiple home and garden projects in flight.   

Katherine was a very loving mother.  She was gentle and kind, with a quick smile and sparkling brown eyes that shone with honesty and love. She spread kindness and beauty with her whole heart.  

Katherine is survived by her son John Austin “Johnny” and daughter-in-law Melanie Williamson (Austin), daughter Lucy Elaine Williamson Compton (Frisco), Katherine’s first husband and the father of Lucy and Johnny, Dr Edward Dewayne Williamson (Clifton), her sister-in-law Ida Anderson Davis (Athens). her grandsons Michael and wife Alyssa Compton (Prosper), Justin Duck (Austin), and Travis Duck (Plano), great-granddaughter Adlee Compton (Prosper), and nieces Cindy Tomlinson, Rebecca Ramirez, Deborah Lyon, Diane Casebier, and Ruth Stenz.   

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution to the charity of your choice.

A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church of Plano, 4300 W. Park Blvd, Plano, Texas 75093, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 beginning at 11:00 AM.