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WilmaWilma J. Wilson
July 15, 1933 –
January 10, 2014

Wilma J Wilson, a very gracious, kind, loving and caring lady, left to be with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 10, 2014 after a year-long battle with Leukemia.
Wilma was born to two wonderful parents, Dice F. and Elsie L. Allred, on July 15, 1933 in Berryville, AR.
Wilma will be joining her parents, Sister Imogene Yingst and her brother Jack Allred. Wilma leaves behind, with loving memories, two sisters, Annalee Pharis and Doris Sue Gunter; her two children and son-in-law, Kathy and Rudolph Benavidez and Darrell Wilson ; and two grandchildren as well as a loving granddaughter-in-law, Brad and Melinda Dallavalle and Stacie Benavidez.
“My family, they know how much I love them. I hope our times together will confirm my LOVE for them.”
Wilma graduated from Berryville, AR, high school in 1951. Then she moved to San Antonio, Texas to work before moving to Wichita, Kansas to join her parents. It was in Wichita that she met and married her husband, Lewis E. Wilson, in May of 1954. Her husband worked with Boeing and in 1968 was transferred to the Everett Boeing plant. It was in the summer of 1968 that Wilma and her family moved to Snohomish. She loved the city of Snohomish and in 1969 obtained a position with the Snohomish Post Office with her first position being that of a part-time rural route carrier. She retired from the post office in 1992. She found her work at the post office to be a very rewarding time in her life. The people, the work was all good. Wilma was always aware of her elderly patrons on her route and was all the time checking up on them and making sure they were okay. The patrons on her routes came to know and love her and often times would leave her special little gifts which would always warm her heart and make her day. She retired as the Assistant Postmaster of the Snohomish Post office and was well respected by all who knew and met her.
Upon retirement, Wilma enjoyed traveling. She went to Hawaii a couple of times, New York City, Maine, Ireland, Italy, and the Holy Lands. Traveling was one of the highlights of her life.
Wilma was determined that once she retired she was going to continue to contribute to her community and others. She took a position at Providence hospital as a volunteer, which she found to be very rewarding. She was very active in her church and served as a Deacon of her church for a period of time.
After she retired one of her priorities was to be a part of a Bible study and church. Her Bible studies and church became a very large part of her life. Eventually she began leading and instructing some of her Bible study courses. Wilma was always reading her Bible; she found such comfort and peace in God’s word. During this time she came to have a very personal relationship with her Lord and Savior, “I know where my permanent home is.”
Wilma also was very crafty. She enjoyed ceramics, tole painting, macramé and growing and caring for her beautiful roses. Every spring and summer she would have a bouquet of her roses in her home to look at and enjoy.
To those of you who have at one time crossed through, or have been a part of Wilma’s path and journey she would like to have you take a moment to reflect upon the memories. “I hope they are all good –Just kidding.”
If you would like to make a gesture (expression) of your acquaintance, with Wilma, please make a contribution to The First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lakeview Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290. “God’s servants are doing some good work there.”
Memorial Services will be: January 28, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at: The First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lakeview Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-568-6498
Psalm 116: 1-9
“I was cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet. There was no turbulence, only calm. The clear, blue sky was softly dotted with white fluffy clouds. As I stared out of the window of the jet admiring the beauty, I felt every muscle relax and let go. Sighing, I mused, “No wonder you love to live up here, Lord, I would love to just stay up here with you.”



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