STACEY FREDERICK WILSON Stacey Frederick Wilson, born August 5, 1922 in London, England, died peacefully at his home in Santa Fe after a brief illness on March 25, 2013. After joining the RAF (Royal Air Force) in 1940, Stacey flew patrols for Coastal Command and provided flight instruction for foreign air forces. He met his future wife, Virginia (Ginny) Wilson on a walking tour in the Lake District. He came to the United States on the Queen Mary and the two were married in her Texas hometown of Grand Saline in 1950. They lived in London for a year before settling in the United States. As an engineer for Standard Oil of Ohio, Stacey worked in regions all over the U.S. from Louisiana to Alaska. In 1979, the couple retired to New Mexico, living first in Tesuque and then Santa Fe. For 30 years Stacey served as a docent at the International Folk Arts Museum. He was also a President of the Unitarian Church and a long-time member. His passions were travel and collecting books and antiques. Known for his engaging smile, Stacey delighted in conversations with friends. The Wilsons opened their warm friendly home to many in Santa Fe. Stacey's wife, Ginny preceded him in death by a few months. They are survived by two sons, Christopher and Barry. A memorial will be held at the Unitarian Church of Santa Fe on Saturday, May 11 at 11 am.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900