Smith Cemetery ~ William H. Wilson ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Wilson, William H.
LAST: Wilson FIRST: William MID: H.
BORN: 11 Aug 1936 DIED: 25 Nov 2011 BURIED: 2 Dec 2011 (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon
1940 WA CENSUS - William Wilson (3y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents Laurence (41y, b Utah, occupation roofer) & Alta (38y, b Utah) and 3 siblings Bryant (16y, b Oregon), Genevieve (12y, b Oregon) & Dolores (8y, b Oregon); family was living in Portland, Oregon, in 1935
William ‘Bill’ H. Wilson, Aug. 11, 1935-Nov. 25, 2011 William “Bill” H. Wilson, 75, of Monmouth died Nov 25. He was born to Lawrence and Alta Wilson in Portland. Bill joined the Air Force during his first semester at Brigham Young University. He served all over the world and retired in 1975 with military honors. He married Betty Mickey in November 1969 in Puyallup, Wash. Following Betty’s death in 1985, Bill left his position at Central Washington University to stay at home and take care of their children fill time. He always said that was the best job he ever had. After the children had grown and left home he traveled throughout the country. In 1998 he met and married Helen Stoller and adopted her son and daughter as his own. They traveled together, started a business and finally settled in Monmouth. Bill loved their “little grandma and grandpa home” with its large backyard. He loved his garden and worked in it daily on good days and planned in the winter what and where he would plant. He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served a mission in Spokane, Wash with his wife Helen. He loved serving the Lord and helping others. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed talking with the friends he had made. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bryan; sister, Gwen; and his wife, Betty Mickey Wilson. Survivors include his wife, Helen; children, Lyn Nichole (Martin) Piggott, Lori Ann (Chris) Hadley, Steven Bryan (Leslie), Brenda Louise (John) Wallstrum and Alan John Stoller; sisters, Lorraine Kropitzer and Delores Frankie; and 16 grandchildren. Service was Dec 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Monmouth. Interment with full military honors was at Smith Cemetery in Monmouth. Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, handled arrangements. Itemizer Observer, Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 5A
William H. Wilson MSGT US Air Force Aug 11 1936 Nov 25 2011
1940 WA CENSUS (Clark Co, Brush Prairie, ED 6-6, sheet 7B) Itemizer Observer, 7 Dec 2011, 5A