HAYWOOD, Calif. — Joyce E. Williams, 71, formerly of Bath, died Aug. 12 following a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Bath on Dec. 20, 1938, a daughter of Andrew J. and Arlene Thibeault Lemoine, she was educated in Bath schools.

After receiving her nursing degree, she worked as an operating and emergency room nurse for most of her career, before becoming an administrator the last several years.

She was previously married to Wallace G. Plant of Bath.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Chavez Sr., on Dec. 23, 1986, and two sons, Dale Plant, who died on May 20, 1986, and Andrew Chavez, who died on April 24, 1989.

Surviving are her husband, Greg Williams of Haywood, Calif.; a daughter, Deborah Plant Desmond of Topsham, and three sons, Larry D. Plant of Portland, Daniel M. Plant of Bath, and Louis Chavez Jr., of Idaho; stepmother, Lee Parr of California; brother, John Lemoine of Chelsea, and sister, Janet Poor of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; an aunt, Ruth Bass of Chelsea; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held last week in Haywood, Calif.

Condolences may be expressed and a guestbook signed at desmondfuneralhomes.com.

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