Shirley L. Wilson | Obituary

Shirley L. Wilson, formerly of Preston and Coulee City, passed away December 2, 2020, at the age of 90. Please join us for a celebration of her life at 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Vasa Hall in Upper Preston (10530 324th Place SE, Issaquah, WA 98027).

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Shirley was born October 1, 1930, in Goodland, KS. She moved to Minturn, CO when she was four then to Portland, OR after graduation. On September 20, 1947, she married David W. Wilson. They settled in Preston in 1961.

Shirley served in many roles over the years. She was a Shirley L. Wilson, mother of four, a housewife, a dental assistant, and a dental office manager who worked with Dr. Avant in North Bend and Drs. Greg and Sabra Fawcett in Fall City. She loved camping, knitting, sewing, making ceramics, baking, church, playing bingo, potlucks, walking, scrapbooking, and genealogy. She loved holidays. Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was rarely still, but always made time for her family and friends.

Late in life, Shirley and David moved to Coulee City. After David’s death, Shirley’s health began to fail. She moved in with her daughter Linda and son-in-law Bob. As her health continued to decline, she moved to McKay Health and Rehab in Soap Lake. Shirley is survived by three daughters, Linda (Bob) Ostertag, Karen (Russ) Hodges, and Cheryl (Bill) Newman, one son, David Wilson, 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by all her siblings, her husband David W. Wilson, a son-in-law Ron Smith and one great grandson Noah O’Brien.