St. George, Utah – Deon Robinson Williams, age 85, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020. She was born on August 28, 1935 in Parowan, Utah, to Thomas D and Ola Orton Robinson. Deon married George R Williams, Jr. in the St. George Temple on August 13, 1955.
Deon’s good mind, patriotism, humor, strong will and love of music and her family consistently blessed her life and others. A gifted sight-reader and accomplished pianist, she met George through accompanying his beautiful singing, which she did throughout their 65 years together. George bet her a nickel on their first date she wouldn’t let him kiss her. Then he kissed her and gave her a nickel. She took the nickel and his heart forever. A devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Deon served in many capacities, often as organist, pianist, choir director or music chairman. She especially enjoyed teaching Relief Society, encouraging discussion and using beautifully hand-drawn visuals. Deon was an excellent piano teacher and often talked about past students with respect and pride. She founded the Naughty Club – a small group of anonymous good-deed doers with big hearts and strange t-shirts.
Deon is survived by George; her brothers, Jim Robinson (Kristine) and Jerry Robinson (Dottie); five children: Patricia Melessa (Steve), Tacy Lee Golightly (Rick), Terri Draper (Brian), DJ Williams, and Malin Williams (Janie); 33 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Kenneth Robinson and Norman Robinson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00am at the Enterprise Stake Center Outdoor Pavilion. Viewings will be held Friday evening, September 18th from 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday morning prior to services from 9-10:30 a.m. at the same location. Please wear a mask. Interment will be at the Enterprise City Cemetery.