THEO WILSON (1922 - 2013)

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THEO WAY WILSON May 24, 1922 - June 11, 2013 Theo Way Wilson passed away at home in Woodland Hills, CA, on Tuesday, June 11. She was born to the late William David Coles and Eva Marie (Way) Coles on May 24, 1922, in Los Molinos, CA. She was baptized at the Los Molinos Methodist Church, and graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1940. Theo was predeceased by her husband, Erwin F Wilson, and her brother, William R Coles. Theo came from a very musical family. She played the piano for church and school, and had a beautiful singing voice. Later in life, she learned to play the organ. Theo had a green thumb and loved roses. She was great with knitting needles, made Halloween costumes, Christmas ornaments for classmates and friends, and she baked the best pies. While living in Long Beach she loved walking on the beach, and did so most days. She worked for the Southern California Edison Co in Rialto and then in Long Beach, CA, for many years. After retirement, she and Erwin moved to Hemet, CA. She is survived by daughters Vicki L Wilson (Ron), Sally M Myers, and step-daughter, Sharla J Durant (Dick), as well as grandchildren, Dean Shubin, Jerry Sanderson, and Tami Sanderson Gasper, step-grandchildren Marlene Klusman (Rob) and Richard Durant (Karin). She is also survived by 8 great grandchildren, Linzy and Dane Gasper, Michelle Vass, Elizabeth and Megan Klusman, and Richard, Lilly, and Gracie Durant; as well as 3 great-great grandchildren, Traa and Cayden Norris, and Shaylene Vass. She is also survived by her sisters Marjorie A Philbrook and Evelyn F Eckels, nieces and nephews Richard Philbrook, Jennifer Philbrook Sheehan, Mark Eckels and Jan Eckels Gasber and their families. Her family thanks the people at Clarendon Assisted Living for the excellent care they provided, and Buena Vista Hospice for always being there. We are forever grateful. A memorial service will be held at the Los Molinos Cemetery in the near future.
Published in Daily News on July 18, 2013