Created by the late Don Williams in 2016, this scholarship fund initially honored his beloved Beulah Mae, devoted farmer, loving housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. It now memorializes this Prospect farming couple.
Beulah passed in 2015 at age 85, after nearly 65 years of marriage to Don and raising seven children—Linda Todd, David Williams, Dwight Williams, Cheryl Haberman, Keith Williams, Janet Converse, and Marlene Carney. They met at a square dance and married in 1950.
Beulah was born in Meeker and graduated in 1948 from Marion Business College. She and Donald were awarded honorary American Farming Degrees in 1976. She worked for and was a member of the Marion County Farm Bureau and the Marion County Clerk of Courts. She was an FHA State Homemaker.
Throughout most of his life, Don (1928-2020) worked from dusk until dawn, as a dairy and grain farmer. He graduated from Prospect High School in 1947, where he earned a State FFA degree. He was a member of the Marion County Dairy Board Association, Prospect Farmers Exchange, and Producers Livestock. Don was deeply proud of his family and their farming heritage.
The Williams Scholarship supports Marion County students who participated in either FFA or 4-H for three or more years.