Feb 7, 1919 - March 4, 2014 LAKE ALUMA Howard Glenn Wilson was born in St. Anthony, Idaho, on February 7, 1919, grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and graduated from the University of Utah. He then joined the Army, training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he met his future wife of over 67 years, Marion Rumsey, at a Tea Dance given in Oklahoma City for soldiers. He served in World War II as captain of his artillery unit and received the Bronze Star. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and an active participant in his much loved community of Lake Aluma. He lovingly cared for his wife through 10 years of macular degeneration and Alzheimer's and was a very good man of utmost integrity and selflessness. He loved music, especially marches; thus it is fitting that he left us on March Forth, and he will, with joy and humor. Howard played his harmonicas and entertained his health care providers and residents of Bellevue almost to the end. He is survived by a twin son and daughter: David (Barbara) Wilson, granddaughter, Jennifer Wilson, grandson, Jeffrey (Jennifer), and great-grandson, George Wilson; and Rusty (Howard) Stier, grandsons, Don and Wes, and great-grandsons, Henry and Warren Stier. The family wishes to thank each person at Bellevue and each hospice worker who cared for and loved Howard. The service to honor the life of Howard Glenn Wilson is pending. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Oklahoma City Food Bank.
Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 9, 2014