Orchard — Conda Kay Williamson, 77, of Orchard died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 with family by her side at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m.  Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at the mortuary in O'Neill. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.

Burial will be in the Orchard Hill Cemetery in Orchard.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Conda was born in Orchard on April 9, 1943 to Ivan and Dorothy Couch. 

During childhood, Conda attended several elementary schools throughout Nebraska due to Ivan working for the Nebraska Department of Roads. She attended high school in Inman and graduated in 1961. 

It was during prom that she caught the eye of Larry Williamson while he was playing in the band. They were married on Sept. 24, 1961 at the United Methodist Church in Inman. From this union five children were born Jackie, Bill, Gregory, Gary and Gale.

They made their home Northwest of Orchard where they farmed and ranched. Conda spent her life as a homemaker and housewife raising their children. Each summer, Larry and Conda took time off to enjoy the Black Hills.

After Larry passed away, Conda found a new pastime of going to casinos. It wasn’t uncommon for Conda to ride a bus and go on ‘the loop’ with a friend.

Conda’s happiest days were spent watching her grandchildren grow, especially her great-grandchildren. 

She recently went to her first Husker game, met Gene Watson, vacationed in Oaklahoma and took trips to see family. Conda loved having visitors stop by and always had a cold Pepsi or iced tea waiting.

Conda is survived by her two children Jackie (Roger) Klabenes of Clearwater and Bill (Kay) Williamson of Page; six grandchildren Larry Cooper (Sara Anthony) and Tylee Cooper of Crofton; Matt (Tamara) Cooper and Bailey of Paxton; Ben (Katie) Williamson and Gracie, Hattie and Riggin of Gordon; Mason (Jennifer) Cooper of Tabor, SD; Whitney (Cody) Wright of Paullina, Iowa; and MaKenzie (Dayne) Wilson and Brooks of Weeping Water;  three nephews Bruce Couch of Kansas City, MO, Brad (Kelly) Couch of Orchard and Brian (Sandy) Couch of Elgin; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.      

She was preceded in death by her parents Ivan and Dorothy (Schaum) Couch; her husband Larry Williamson; her three infant children Gregory, Gary and Gale; in-laws Elmer and Irene Williamson; brother and sister in law Gene (Lucy) Couch; and infant nephew Brent Couch.           

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