Wilson, Gordon E. – Obituary

A memorial service for Gordon E. Wilson, 76, a former Baker City resident, was May 7, 2001, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Portland. Burial was at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Mr. Wilson was born in Baker City on Dec. 14, 1924, to Leo and Marvelle Wilson. He was a 1942 Baker High School graduate. He enlisted in the military during World War II to serve his country in the Medical Corps as a surgical technician in New Guinea.

He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Oregon at Eugene where he earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and hospital administration. His career as an epidemiologist and hospital administrator took his young family through several states. He was baptized at First Presbyterian Church at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 1951.

His marriage to Ailene Wendt of Baker City brought them common interests in their love of cribbage, golf, music and deep faith. Mr. Wilson was profoundly generous and gave freely of his time and resources to his family, church and community agencies.

He leaves a legacy of love, laughter and kindness, according to his family.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ailene; a daughter, Brenda; a son, Craig; and grandchildren, Amanda, Andre and Marina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carmen.

Arrangements were under the direction of Portland Funeral Alternatives.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 18, 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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