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Camilla Cornelia Willems

Posted By Menke Funeral & Cremation Center On December 14, 2017 @ 10:46 am In Obituary | 2 Comments

Camilla Cornelia Willems, (Age 82) passed away on December 9, 2017. Cammy was born on the island of Java, Indonesia where she lived with her parents and 5 siblings until the mid 1940s, when the family immigrated to the Netherlands. During the following years Cammy lived in Deventer with the family enjoying art dance, and touring Europe by bike. Her adventurous, yet soft spoken nature, led the family to immigrate to the US in 1960. The new family of three having had her daughter (Alide) 10 days earlier boarded a ship for the US and eventually arrived in California. They added their son, Micheal, to the family three years later. Through the years and a number of moves throughout California and Arizona, she found time to raise the kids, manage a house, volunteer, and eventually become a teacher. For over 30 years, she had the incredible patience to embrace and teach Pre K and Kindergarten. In retirement she enjoyed her life in Sun City, taking her walks, visiting with friends, and her time at the pool. Cammy is survived by son Micheal and his wife Carrie, and their sons Alec and Zach and daughter Taylor; daughter M. Alide Willems Mason and her husband Charlie Mason, and their daughter Camareese. Cammy is also survived by her brothers Stefanus and Jan, sister Albertine and her husband Nono, and nieces and nephews Farley, Janine, June, Gwen, Robin, Nicole and many grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by mother Maria, father Alfonds, brother Leo, and sister Ineke.

Services will be held Monday, December 18th at 10:00 am at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 15800 N. Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351 followed immediately by burial at West Resthaven Cemetery, 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale AZ 85301.

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Condolence from Janet Fego on December 15th, 2017 9:00 pm

We are so sorry to the family for your loss and wanted you to know how much Cami will be missed. I met her in the pool in Sun City and she was one of the first people that I met being new in the area. Always such a sweet spirit and had such a positive attitude. I will miss her smile and her wonderful stories that she told. She was so proud of all her family and loved you all so much. Praying for your family especially during this Christmas Season. I know she is with her Lord and Savior. Love,. Joe & Janet Fego

Condolence from Becky Davis on December 18th, 2017 8:27 am

In 2009 I moved to Sun City, Arizona. Cammy was the first friend when I moved next door to her. She told me that she went to the pool every day at 2:00 and if I wanted to go with her just let her know. From that day on we went to the pool at Lakeview. We took turns driving there every day. If the weather was bad we went to Sun Dial.
We had so much fun together. She told me all about her friends and family from the Netherlands and growing up there. She never met a stranger and had the most beautiful smile. My dog, Sanchi, loved her also. We spent the next 8 years enjoying each other. I’m sure we will meet again some day in Heaven. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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