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Fern Wilson

1917 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Fern Wilson Obituary
Fern Steuteville Wilson, a long time CO resident was known for her kindness, penetrating intelligence, and ready wit. Fern grew up in Nebraska and graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska with a BA in English with a concentration in Journalism. She belonged to Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and Mortar Board. She married the love of her life Jack R. Wilson, then an Army Air Corps officer in Honolulu in 1941. The newlyweds lived at Hickam Field and experienced the Japanese attack of December 7th. Fern worked at Hickam until the last wave of military dependents left Hawaii. After the war the couple returned to Nebraska and then lived in Wheat Ridge (1949-1959), and Evergreen (1970-1978), and in Lake Forest, Illinois (1959-1978), Littleton (1978-2008) and then to Arvada Meridian in 2008. Fern pursued a career in journalism and educational writing and was admired for her writing and editing talent. She worked for the Lake Forester Newspaper, Canyon Courier, and Jefferson County School district, and as curriculum writer for numerous educational agencies. Fern had many passions writing, tennis, cats (particularly black ones) and being "Tutu" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by parents William V. and Stella V. Steuteville of South Sioux City Nebraska, her husband, Jack R. Wilson, and her son, Thomas R. Wilson, her twin sister Mary Steuteville Brodinsky of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, her sister Florence Fitzgibbon of Birmingham, Alabama and her brother William V. Steuteville of Virginia Beach. She is survived by her son Jack Wilson and wife Carol, her daughter Mary Wilson-Nichols and husband George Nichols, her granddaughter Heather Wilson and husband Jeff Wheeless, all of Colorado, by grandchildren, Letha and Dennis Wilson, Tom and Timothy Nichols, and by her great grandchildren Drake and Duke Wheeless, as well as many beloved family members and friends. The family visitation is from 4 o'clock until 6 0'clock p.m. at Crown Hill Mortuary. The memorial and burial will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at three o'clock in the afternoon at Olinger's Crown Hill Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Planned Parenthood, Denver Rescue or Dumb Friends. vade in pace, Fern
Published in DenverPost.com on Mar. 10, 2013
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