Obituary Details

Grace Wilson

(06/05/1902 - 05/07/1996)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 05/15/1996

Grace Richardson Wilson

Services for Grace Richardson Wilson, age 93, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, 1996, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Del Cowley officiating. Burial followed in the Lusk Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson died Tuesday, May 7, 1996, at the Niobrara County Nursing Home in Lusk.

She was born June 5, 1902, to Robert and Sadia (Dawson) Richardson in Dodge County, Neb., and had lived in Wyoming since 1910. They family moved to Keeline, Wyo., where she completed the eighth grade. She then moved to Douglas where she worked as a maid.

She met and married David F. Wilson, a widower with two children, Louise and Earl, on Feb. 14, 1922, at her parents' home. The couple lived in Douglas where Mr. Wilson worked for Charley Clark as a plumber.

In 1937 they moved to Lusk where they founded D. F. Wilson Plumbing and Heating. They operated the business for 57 years. Mr. Wilson died Feb. 6, 1972. Mrs. Wilson continued to operate the plumbing shop until August of 1994 when ill health forced her retirement. She then moved into the Niobrara County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First Baptist Church for 58 years and the Mountain Valley Rebekah's Lodge #15 in Douglas for 75 years. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Lusk for 55 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Earl; and a daughter, Ruth Snow; two brothers, Howard and Paul; two sisters, Ruby and Beauty; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is survived by four children, Louise Hasson of Hillboro, Ore.; Grace Ellen Powers of Yankton, S.D.; Lorraine Wasserburger of Lusk and Davenne Glandt of Cheyenne; three sister, Opal Lincoln of Falbrook, Calif.; Pearl Cady of Casper; and Della Vance of Douglas; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Those who wish may contribute to the Niobrara County Nursing Home as a memorial. Bader Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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1982 - After 45 years in the plumbing and heating business, Grace Wilson can handle just about any of her customers' needs.
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Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
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