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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 2:16 pm

We will never forget the smile, the warmth and the wisdom of Mindy Williams. She vigorously and imaginatively fought the battle against ovarian cancer for almost five years, never giving in and investigating alternatives at the leading cancer facilities in Texas and California. She died peacefully at home Sunday after a heroic battle.

She leaves behind her dedicated husband, Marine Major (Ret) Todd W. Vosper, and her twins Emily Vosper and Thomas Vosper. Todd put forth endless efforts to care for Mindy while working, making the household function and home schooling their children.

Mindy was born in Cranford, N.J., and attended school in Summit, N.J., where she was an honor student and cheerleader. She then graduated from Dickinson College where she was a member of Delta Nu sorority.

After graduation, Mindy moved to Washington, DC, to begin her entrepreneurial career. She trained as a hospitality director at the Charles E Smith real estate company, helping to make apartment residents content. She then took this idea and expanded it nationally. At her company, Rent & Retain, she wrote newsletters for nearly 25 years. She became an accomplished speaker at apartment industry trade shows. And she compiled her advice into 10 books on the industry, making her what is believed to be the most prolific writer on the subject.

She moved to California and settled in Coronado, where she met her husband, Todd, whom she married in 2006. She loved the lifestyle, the ocean and of course the weather. In 2009 the twins were born, adding a new dimension to her life.

In addition to her husband and children, Mindy leaves behind her New Jersey family, her parents, Art and Sandra Williams of Summit, and her brothers Artie of New Vernon and Tom (Katie), also of Summit; nieces and nephews Torrie, Chip, Paige, Sam and Ally; her beloved aunts Patricia Hobbie and Carla Strom; cousins Karen and Steven; Laura, Teddy and Mark; and Carrie, Patricia, Sophia and Anthony; and her step-children Miriam, Vanessa and Wesley.

She now rests in peace in the arms of our loving Savior; free from illness and filled with light, love, and everlasting joy.

There will be a celebration of life in honor of Mindy on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 700 D Avenue.

In lieu of flowers please contribute to:Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance at