Andree W. Williams

Andree W. Williams

Andree W. Williams, a former Roland Park Country School educator and a gardener, died Jan. 30 of heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 89.

Andree Louise Wood was born and raised in Fort Thomas, Ky., where she graduated from high school. She attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

In 1944, she married Samuel C. Williams Sr., an educator, who moved in 1957 to St. Paul's School.

The couple lived on the school's Brooklandville campus until moving to Ruxton in the mid-1960s. Mrs. Williams taught drama and public speaking at Roland Park Country School from 1958 until the early 1960s.

After her husband's retirement in 1985, they moved to Bethany Beach, Del., where they lived until 2000, when they moved to the Bethlen Center in Ligonier, Pa.

Mr. Williams, who during his 28-year career at St. Paul's served as assistant headmaster, head of the Upper School and chairman of the math department, died in 2001.

For the last decade, Mrs. Williams lived at the Towson retirement community.

She had volunteered for many years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Carry-On Shop and also had been an avid gardener. She was a former member of the Hardy Garden Club.

Mrs. Williams and her husband had also been international travelers, family members said.

She was a communicant and former member of the Altar Guild at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton, where plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

Surviving are a son, S. Clayton Williams Jr. of Ligonier, Pa.; two daughters, Susan W. Cooper of Baltimore and Andree W. Wight of Sarasota, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com