Dr. Martha Williams

Dr. Martha Suzanne Williams

Saturday, October 2nd, 1926 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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Dr. Martha Suzanna Williams, age 93, of Clarksville, TN died on October 13, 2019. Ms. Williams was born on October 2, 1926 in Mendoza, Argentina. She graduated from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a degree in Chemistry and later worked as a chair of Pharmacology at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza. In 1958 she received a Rockefeller fellowship in New York. Thereafter, she continued her research at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and, thereafter, received a fellowship at Karolinska Institute in Sweden followed by a fellowship a Medicine University at Milan, Italy.
She was later employed by Vanderbilt Medical Center where she continued her biomedical research. While there, her 4-member research team was awarded a Nobel Prize in biomedical research. After her marriage to her husband, Allan S. Williams, she moved to Clarksville, TN and taught at Austin Peay State University and Clarksville Academy. She was fluent in six different languages.
She was predeceased in death by her husband, Dr. Allan S. Williams; her parents, Luis Jose Cabut, and Marta Fasanella; and four brothers. She is survived by a sister, Beatriz Cabut Grosso; goddaughter, Cecilla Beatriz Grosso, and their sons Federico, Martin and Manuel, nieces Roxanna, Ana Marie Cabut; great niece Paula Y. Eusebio Portero; and other nieces and nephews and their children in Argentina. Martha is also survived by her niece Lisa Williams Hillson and nephew Michael Williams; great nieces, Abigail Rose Hillson Priester and Ella Collins; and great nephews, Tyler Hillson Zurek, and Olive Collins.
It was her wish that her body be cremated. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to Clarksville Academy, 710 N 2nd St., Clarksville, TN 37040. Condolences may be made online at
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    Monday, October 21st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, October 21st, 2019 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    709 Franklin St.
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    Father Rick Childress


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MaryAnn Tavano

Posted at 02:08pm
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Beatriz and Cecilia

Posted at 08:18am
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Angela Palmore Owen

Posted at 07:41am
What an amazing lady! Beautiful and kind with a lust for learning that was nothing short of contagious. I will remember all those special moments that you inspired me to be better, learn more and appreciate all that around you. I will never forget. Rest in peace sweet lady and give Dr. Al that long awaited hug.
Angela Palmore Owen

Sheila Settles

Posted at 12:38pm
I met Dr. Williams many years through FCE and loved her as everyone else did. She was genuine and a loving person. I am sure she will be missed. Thanks for your legacy! Sheila Settles, Extension Director in Houston Co., Tn.

Dale Shelton

Posted at 06:53am
Dr. Williams taught me at the Academy. I got my love for science from her and she was one of my favorite teachers there.

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