Wesley Wilson

Died: Tue., Dec. 2, 2014

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Dec. 06, 2014
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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Wesley Wilson passed away December, 2, 2014 in Burns, Oregon.  He was born the seventh child of Achsa Hazel Davenport and Harry George Wilson.  November 2, 1931 in Roseburg, Oregon.  A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
He was raised on a small farm.  Perhaps that is why he loved gardening and animals.  As a teenager, Wesley, his brothers Wallace and Warren and friend Merle Wilson participated as bronco, bareback riders.  The announcer would get mixed up and say it’s just one of those Wilson Boys.
Wes left home at an early age.  He started working on ranches.  Eventually ending up in Montana.  Wesley was 19 when he was on a trip to Idaho.  He saw this young girl and made the comment that he was going to marry her.  His friend said he was crazy.  However eight months later Wesley married Sadie Lamona Cloward on July 5, 1952.  He has always considered that was his best choice he ever made.  Sixty-two years later he was still madly in love with Lamona.
They made their first home in Bend, Oregon where he worked as a pole lineman.  He was drafted into the Army in January of 1953 after just a few months of married life.  He served for 14 months as a Pole lineman in Korea.  When he returned he went to work for a ranch in Mitchell, Oregon and spent the next 39 years.  During this time he worked on Ranches, in the woods thinning and logging.
In October 1956 Wes & Lamona had a daughter, Achsa Virginia.  In 1957 a son was born Sterling Lee.  Then in July 1960 a son Kenneth Dean.  Also born to them another son Cody Wayne in August 1961.  Later they became involved in foster care and adopted their fifth Child William Wesley Wilson.
They then moved to Harney County in 1994 where they have spent the remainder of Wesley’s life.
Wesley is survived by his loving wife, Sadie Lamona Wilson and five children.  Virginia and Alan Davis of Surprise, AZ, Lee and Pam Wilson of Burns, Or, Kenneth Wilson of Cave Junction, Or., and Cody and Adele Wilson of Canyon City, Oregon and William Wilson of Burns, Or., Sixteen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, Jessie Lee Marcy. Brother, Wallace Wilson and sister, Helen Rowell. Also sister-in-law, Isa Larkin and husband Bob.
Wesley was proceeded in death by his brothers, Walter and Warren Wilson.  His sisters, Hilda & Hazel.  Also by his daughter-in-law Felicia Wilson.
Wesley was a hard worker, fixed anything that needed fixed, never new a stranger, helped everyone he saw.  He was a kind loving man to all, and his word was his bond.

Contributions can be made to the LDS Missionary Program in care of LaFollette's Chapel, PO Box 488; Burns, Oregon 97720.

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Sheila Wilson
   Posted Thu December 04, 2014
My love and prayers to my Uncle Wes's family. Remember visiting him and Aunt Lamona at the many ranches in the John Day and Burns area. He loved the outdoors and his greenhouse. Love, Sheila

Keilah P
   Posted Fri December 05, 2014
I am very sorry to learn of the loss of Mr. Wilson. Althiugh I did not get to knew him personally, it is always sad to learn a family has lost a loved one. I hope Jehovah the 'God of all comfort' will help your family during this sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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