Wilson, Edward B. “Ed” – Obituary

Edward B. “Ed” Wilson, 74, of La Grande died Oct. 20, 2001, at the Boise Veterans Hospital.

His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by the Baker City American Legion, Post No. 41. Vault interment will follow the services.

Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Wilson was born on July 18, 1927, at Richland to Victor O. and Mary Simonis Wilson. He was educated at schools on Brushy Flats and Pleasant Ridge near Richland.

Mr. Wilson enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1945 and was discharged in 1947.

He married Nellie Moyer on Nov. 6, 1948, at Emmett, Idaho.

Mr. Wilson started work on a ranch at Whitebird, Idaho, later going to work in the mines above Yellow Pine, Idaho, for several years. He then started working for Boise Cascade at Emmett.

He then moved to California where he worked for a short time as a cook for his brother. With his family, he moved to Boise and returned to work for Boise Cascade.

He later was transferred to Boise Cascade in La Grande where he worked as a edgerman and sawyer until his retirement in 1980.

Mr. Wilson loved the outdoors and also loved to pick mushrooms. He enjoyed going to dances at the senior centers in Pendleton, Milton-Freewater, La Grande and Baker City.

He was a member of the La Grande Eagles and American Legion in La Grande.

Survivors include his children, Sheila and Skip Hardenbrook of Lyman, Wyo., and Irbin Wilson of La Grande; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Susan Wilson of Gooding, Idaho, and Joe and Ada Wilson of Whitebird, Idaho; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Chuck Britton of Baker City, and Anita and Hoot Smith of Whitebird, Idaho; sister, Erma Guyer of Boise; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, and a granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may made to Sheila Hardenbrook or the La Grande Senior Center through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 26, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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