Lee Wilson

Lee Roy Wilson

Browning — Lee Roy Wilson, 81, passed away Tuesday evening while surrounded by his family.

A lifelong resident of the Browning area, he was born to Salina Paul and Del Wilson on February 8, 1933. A graduate of Browning High School, he joined the US Army and was honorably discharged before returning to ranch. He was a lifelong rancher who was very proud of his career as a tribal councilman for the Blackfeet Tribe.

Lee married Alfreda Ollinger on Sept. 23, 1955 and they started their family on the ranch.

In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, fishing, and camping but he is most fondly remembered for his love of singing even if he wasn't that good at it.

He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents; brothers & sisters Evelynn Winters, Ernest Much, Pearl Matt, Delbert Wilson, & Betty Olsen; his daughter Geri Wilson & granddaughter Allison Wilson.

Survivors include his children Don (Colleen) Wilson of Cut Bank, Donna (Terry Racine) Wilson of Browning and Ray (Mary) Wilson of Havre; 6 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren as well numerous nieces, & nephews as well as a large extended family.

A wake began Friday in the Handgame Arbor with the Rosary being held on Sunday at 7 pm. Mass will be celebrated at 2 pm Monday in the Little Flower Parish with burial following in the Willow Creek Cemetery with military honors. Condolences may be left at www.fosterfhandcrematory.com

Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 10, 2014