Flossie Frances Bristow Wilson, 99, died July 14, 2006, at her home in Settler’s Park.
Inurnment and a private service will be at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Gladstone, Mo.
Flossie was born on Oct. 9, 1906, at Kidder, Mo., to Ernest and Rebecca Elizabeth McBryer Bristow. She was the eldest of the couple’s four daughters and four sons.
Flossie graduated from Kidder, Mo., College and became a teacher. She was a waitress when she met and married Stanley Fisher Wilson in 1929.
Flossie later became a Swedish masseuse and then a licensed practical nurse. She worked for more than 20 years at the Kansas City, Mo., Osteopathic Medicine center and received many certificates of achievement in nursing.
Flossie moved from Kansas City, Mo., to Baker City to be with her daughter and son-in-law. Here in Baker City, Flossie joined the Trail Tenders at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. She loved to dress up in her pioneer dresses.
She also became a member of the Sew and Sews. She was an accomplished seamstress. Her other hobbies included knitting, crocheting, gardening and cooking — she was famous for her pies. Flossie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and White Shrine for more than 40 years.
She was always helping and quick to reply with a joke or witty quote, such as “You have to go with the flow.” Flossie was a very strong, independent, hard-working little woman.
True to her character even on her last day — she pushed away her peas, then her carrots, finally thanked her server for giving her the potatoes. She was then assisted to bed; she laid her head back with a peaceful smile and sighed her last breath.
Survivors include her daughter, Cornella Louise Weber, and her husband, Lyle Ray; grandson Stanley Weber and his wife, Penny; granddaughter, Renee Scura, and her husband, Brian; and great-grandchildren Angela Sarah and Joseph Weber and Adam, Sean and Steven Scura.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley F. Wilson, who died in 1991; her seven siblings; and a grandson, Thomas Weber.
Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 21, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor