Connie Lee (Williams) Sweeney

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2005 12:00 am in the Hi Desert Star

Mail Carrier, 70

Connie L. Sweeney, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., a 51-year resident of California and a 29-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Oct. 29, 2005, at home. She was 70 years old.

 She was born Jan. 9, 1935, to Jay B. Williams and Ruby Lee Rutherford.

Mrs. Sweeney was a mail carrier for the United Stated Postal Service for nine years.

She was married to Jim Sweeney for 53 years. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 25, 2004.

She is survived by brothers Jay E. Williams of Sheridan, Ore., and Johnnie W. Williams of McMinnville, Ore.; sons Jim Sweeney of Apple Valley, John Sweeney of Wildomar and Pat Sweeney of Bullhead City, Ariz.; daughters Mary Ann Naylor of Spokane, Wash., Ann Van Zeyl of Round Rock, Texas, and Rose Ave of Apple Valley; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A service was held Nov. 11 at St. Christopher of the Desert with Father Ignatius officiating.

Interment was held at Riverside Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to benefit Parkinson’s research.

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