Patricia Rae Encinas Williams

June 23, 1964 — February 17, 2024

Patty Encinas Williams passed away Feb. 17, 2024, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. In this cancer season she was continuously surrounded by those who loved her, and this love was present in every imaginable way.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jane Peterson, and by her older sister, Lynn Phillips. She is survived by her sons, Johnny and David (Emily and granddaughter Stella Rae); by her husband, Dave Williams, and his two children John and Lee; by her siblings, Peggy Hamernik (Ken), Jack Peterson (Teresa), Todd Peterson (Cora Ann) and Tim Peterson; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Oak Harbor’s First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, with interment to follow at a later date. The service will also be live streamed via the church’s website,

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bladder Cancer Awareness Network in honor of Patty. Please see Evans Funeral Chapel website ( for Patty’s donation link to the Bladder Cancer Awareness Network, along with her full obituary.