Elmer Lafayette Wilson, 82, died March 2, 2013, of dementia at Ashley Manor Assisted Living Home in Hood River, Ore.
He was born March 23, 1930, in Mountain City, Tenn. (formerly known as Shouns) to parents James Hamilton Wilson and Nancy Elizabeth (Betty) Snyder Wilson and attended school in Mountain City.
He married Janet Marion Hill Wilson on April 23, 1955, in Stevenson, Wash. He worked at Tum-a-Lum Lumber Co. for 30 years then became a full-time farmer and rancher. He was affiliated with the Oregon Wheat League, the Oregon Farm Bureau and the Oregon Cattleman’s Association.
He is survived by his wife Janet; daughters Mary Wilson of Portland and Cindy Keever (Randy); granddaughters Lindsay and Janelle Keever and grandson Bailey Keever, The Dalles; sister Lucille Miller (Earl) of Zionville, N.C. He is also survived by nieces and nephews; Barb, Juneau, Alaska; Dianne, Maria, James and Dan, Dufur; Carla, Julie and Nancy, Wash.; Michelle, Lisa and Deanna, Nevada; Debbie, Donald and David, N.C.; Dave, Madras; Steve, Pled; Rick, The Dalles; Alice, Myrna, Jim and Frank, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his father James and mother Betty and brothers and sisters Mary Lipford, Beulah Sherry, Fred Wilson, Lester Wilson, James Jr. Wilson, Millard Wilson, Verna Mae Wallace, Helen Wilson and Mattie Sue Wilson.
Services with military honors will be Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at Spencer Libby and Powell Funeral Home. Visitation will precede the service at 9 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Heart of Hospice.
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