Doris Mae Jackson Williams “Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Friend
Olean- Doris Mae Williams, was admitted to the Olean General Hospital on December 31, 2020, where she passed away on Tuesday (January 5, 2021) peacefully in the arms of her daughter.
Born August 5, 1927 in Chaffee, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Ida Carr Jackson. On September 24, 1946, she married Wendell Williams, who predeceased her in 1989.
Doris started her restaurant career as a waitress for Mickey’s diner in Yorkshire, where she discovered her cooking skills. She and Wendell became self-employed owners of the Tip-Top Drive-in restaurant in Yorkshire. From there, they operated the Brunswick Hotel Restaurant in Wellsville, then they moved on to Olean where they owned and operated the Capitol Hill Bar and Restaurant from 1959-1976.
Doris and Wendell were one of the original sponsors of the Olean area tavern softball league as well as supporters of many other area sports teams. She truly enjoyed being a sponsor of the local teams where she developed many life-long friendships.
Doris went to the Olean Elk’s Club, in 1977, where she built a very successful daily lunch and Friday night fish fry dining experience, along with banquets and receptions.
In 1998, she had the opportunity to manage and operate the kitchen at Digger’s Capitol Hill, owned by her daughter and son-in-law. She was famous for her home-made pies among many other specialty dishes.
Doris had a passion and love for traveling, playing bingo, and going to the casino with her friends that meant everything to her; June Guinta, Jeanette Pascucci, Maryanne Sawaya, and Vivian Russell. She was also an avid New York Yankees fan, and loved to watch them with her son.
Doris was a very special woman and was loved and respected by all generations. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are her children; Denise (Dennis) DeWalt of Hardy, VA., Terry (Web) Williams of Olean, Debbie (David) Bess of Olean; step-children, Tom (Alice) Williams of Bernhards Bay, NY and Nancy Williams White of Arcade; two grandchildren; Jennifer DeWalt of Ashburn, VA and Kristina Williams-Wagner of Allegany; one great-grandson, Max King of Allegany; her brother, Ward Jackson of Point Edward, Canada; her sister, Roxanne Chiodo of Blasdell; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services for Doris at this time. A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date and at the convenience of the family.
Memorials if desired may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, 1303 E. State Street, Olean. If you would like to express a condolence of share a story of Doris, please visit www.guentherfh.com.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Olean General Hospital for the care she was given. They would also like to thank her personal health care aides; Amber, Natasha, Kim, and Kami for the loving, compassionate, and exceptional care.
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