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3312 Niles St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
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Sarah Maxine Wilson


1925 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Sarah Maxine Wilson Obituary
Sarah Maxine Wilson November 19, 1925 - November 18, 2013 Visitation for Sarah Maxine Wilson will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Homegoing service will be held at the Apostolic Gospel Church of Delano (1465 20th Avenue Delano, CA 93215) on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. with a viewing beginning at 4:00 p.m. Sarah Maxine Wilson was born November 19, 1925 to Virgil and Ellen Wilson in Alma, Arkansas and she joined her older siblings, Wilma and Beeler.  During the Dust Bowl Days, her father moved the family to California in 1938 to seek a better life.  In 1945, while working as a telephone operator in Port Hueneme, Maxine or "Mac" as she was affectionately called, met a young sailor on the beach named Paul Wilson. In August of 1946, she married that young sailor at home plate, between innings, of Sam Lynn Ball Park, in Bakersfield while thousands cheered. Surely, she scored a homerun because Paul lavished love on her for 56 years. In 1954, they settled in Delano with their infant daughter, Paula, and assumed pastorate of the Apostolic Gospel Church of Delano where they pastored 40 years. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her brother, Beeler and his wife Bobbie, who was like a sister, daughters, Paula Ott and husband Mike, Jana Allard and husband Brian, 5 grandchildren, Amber Arney, Sara Hurst, Bryce Allard, Blake Allard, and Bryn Allard, and 3 great grandchildren. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Apostolic Gospel Church of Delano and the loving care provided by Hoffmann Hospice. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 21, 2013
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