Celebrating the Life of Eilene K. Nordyke Mack Williams
Saturday, May 27, 2017 • 2 p.m. • Newberg Friends Church
Eilene K. Nordyke Williams was born to Amos Dolan and Eva Smith Kenworthy on June 11, 1915, in Portland, Oregon. She passed into the arms of her Lord Jesus on May 16, 2017, three weeks before her 102nd birthday.
Eilene grew up in Portland, graduating from Grant High School in 1933. She a ended George Fox University as part of the class of 1938, where she met Robert Nordyke. ey were married in 1938 and later moved to Salem, where they raised their three children. Robert was killed in an accident in 1959.
In 1966, Eilene moved to Newberg. She married J. Wayne Mack in 1968. ey were married more than 34 years when Wayne died in 2001, leaving her a widow for the second time. In 2002, she mar- ried D. Keith Williams, and they had 15 wonderful years together living in Newberg at Friendsview Retirement Community. Eilene was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Kenworthy, and her son-in-law Mel Wonderly.
Surviving family include her husband, Keith; children Darrell (Elizabeth) Nordyke, Nancy (Chuck) Mylander, Joyce Wonderly; Keith’s sons Ron, Conrad (Cheryl), Doug (Laura) Williams; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Eilene loved family camping trips and travel. Her special interests included involvement in her church, Twin Rocks Friends Camp, and George Fox University, especially women’s basketball.
In lieu of owers, memorial gi s may be given to Twin Rocks Friends Camp & Conference Center, PO Box 6, Rockaway, Oregon 97136.
- Prelude – Mauri Macy
- Welcome and Prayer – Quentin Nordyke
- “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” – Mauri Macy
- Tribute – Chuck Mylander
- Grandchildren’s Memories
- Photo Memories
- Pastoral Thoughts – Quentin Nordyke
- “I Shall Know Him” – Mauri and Sherry Macy
- Open Sharing
- Closing Prayer