"Polly" Leslie Boteler Williams of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, known as Polly by everyone, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on August 27, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 3, 1930, in New York City, New York. She later moved to Rhode Island where, at 17, she became the youngest female in the state to earn her private pilot's license. She was an avid sailor and taught sailing lessons in the summers. She was a graduate of University of Kentucky, where she was an active member and lifelong supporter of Chi Omega Sorority. She and her family moved to Baton Rouge in 1965, after living in Florida and Texas. Polly was an avid Clubwoman and active in supporting the Baton Rouge community as well as statewide. She started many clubs in the late 1960s and was instrumental in the success of numerous organizations in the Baton Rouge area. Throughout her volunteer career, Polly was appointed to positions by two Governors and a Senator. She was involved in clubs and committees, too numerous to mention, and was most likely president at some time of each club she was involved in. She thrived on service to her community and getting others involved as well. She had a great ability to bring people together. Polly has been a permanent fixture in the Community Pages of the The Advocate for the last 50 years. Polly was a trail blazer and loved adventure. She was vivacious and warm-hearted and will be greatly missed by her family, friends and community. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George Williams, and her granddaughter, Camille Williams. She is survived by her four children, Leslie Williams Reilly, Jo Williams Crake, Geordie Williams and Amy Williams Stokes; grandchildren, Cameron Crake, Claire Williams, Trey Reilly, Graham Reilly, Davison Crake, Tanner Crake, George Stokes and William Stokes. She was also survived by her favorite sister, Judy Earnshaw. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the entire staff at Sunrise Senior living for their love and care for the last year and a half, and to those at Pinnacle Hospice. A celebration of her life will be held at Broadmoor United Methodist Church on Friday, September 7th at 6pm. Burial will be at the Frankfort Cemetery in Frankfort, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Muscular Dystrophy Association
, Broadmoor Methodist Church, The Baton Rouge Women's Club or to the charity or cause of your choice, Polly was most likely involved with it!!
Published by The Advocate from Sep. 1 to Sep. 7, 2018.