Archie Douglas Wilson
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Archie Douglas Wilson
98, of Alta Loma passed away February 19, 2013 at Kaiser Hospital Ontario. He was born March 10, 1914 in Keytesville, MO and lived in Alta Loma 53 years. Archie was a citrus grower for 53 years & was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran during WWII, received two Bronze Stars. He loved writing letters to the Editor of the Daily Bulletin, studying the Bible his entire life and working on his grove which he fondly named "The Wilson Ranch". Archie was a former Cub Scout Master, Old Baldy Council, Pomona, CA; member of the Disabled American Veterans; International Ministerial Federation; Pastor at Monmouth, IL 1946-49, Vice-President of Monmouth Ministerial Association; former member of Pomona Valley Indian Affairs Association, Claremont, CA; former President of Alta Loma Mutual Water District. He assisted Dr. Henry Hedricks, founder of the Southwest Indian Affairs Association, Los Angeles in work on the Navajo reservation at St. Mary's Station, AZ. In 1957 the conversion of a Navajo medicine man, (unheard of at any time before), was the epitome of his ministry. Archie is survived by his son - Jon (Lynette) Wilson, Rancho Cucamonga; 1 sister - Helen Riley, Dayton, OH; 1 granddaughter - Lindsey Wilson, Coeur d'Alene, ID. Archie was preceded in death by his wife Betty J. Wilson on June 11, 2011.Visitation will be 11:00AM - 12:00 PM Thursday (03/07/13) at Stone Funeral Home. Graveside Service will follow at 1:31PM - area #6 at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA. www.stonefuneralhomeupland.com

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Published in Daily Bulletin on Mar. 3, 2013.
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April 21, 2013
Archie and Betty on 4-24-05
Jayne Oden
March 12, 2013
Archie & Betty, in April 2006.
March 12, 2013
Betty, Archie, and Esther, in May 2005
March 12, 2013
Celebrating Betty's birthday, May 2005
March 10, 2013
I wrote the post below and didn't add my name to it. This is to add my name. I will try to get a photo or two from my Mom (Esther Albrecht), to add to this guest book.
Jayne Albrecht - Oden
March 9, 2013
I met Archie and his dear wife, Betty, the day of my Dad's funeral. But, they had been good friends of my parents for 30 years.

My favorite memory of Archie is that when he spoke at my Dad's funeral, he started reading from the Bible, and he kept reading, and reading! (He loved the Bible!) The cemetery was getting ready to close for the day, so he was told to hurry things up!

My Mom had gotten even closer to Betty and Archie after my Dad's passing. Mom and I would go visit them, every now and then. Archie and Betty would always greet us with a loving hug, and we couldn't leave without a hug, as well! When prayer was needed, we'd all pray together. They both made us feel as if we were family to them.

Archie and Betty were such a wonderful inspiration to all! They were married for over 66 years (and very proud of it!) - and you never saw them apart!

When Betty went to be with our Lord, in June of 2011, the world became a colder place to live. She was such a light to the world! And, now with the loss of Archie, too, the world is even more colder, and dimmer! But, Archie is now with our Lord, and I'm sure, he's loving Heaven - with Betty and my Dad!
March 7, 2013
I remember Mr. Wilson as a substitute teacher at ALHS. I graduated 1976. Kids would give him a very hard time as they do most substitutes. If we only had the wisdom back then to listen to him. I visited him about 10-15 yrs ago as I'm very interested in groves. I offered him my welding skills as he had farm equipment. He kept asking if I was from the newspaper but I wasn't. He would have been a good candidate for a 'living oral history' project.
Henry Corrado
March 3, 2013
I met Mr. Wilson about 10 years ago at America's tire co, while he was getting a tire repaired with his wife. He was a kind person who chatted me up in the waiting area, talking about our time in the service , his orange groves, ect. When My car was ready, he hugged me and asked if I would pray with him and his wife, which i did and drove off feeling refreshed, and happy. I never saw him again after that day, but I never forgot his name, and his wonderful Human spirit left a lasting impression that I will never forget . Rest in paradise Mr. Wilson.
Joe DeVito
March 3, 2013
I met Mr. Wilson about 10 years ago at America's tire co, while he was getting a tire repaired with his wife. He was a kind person who chatted me up in the waiting area, talking about our time in the service , his orange groves, ect. When My car was ready, he hugged me and asked if I would pray with him and his wife, which i did and drove off feeling refreshed, and happy. I never saw him again after that day, but I never forgot his name, or his wonderful Human spirit that left a lasting impression on me to this day . Rest in paradise Mr. Wilson.
Joe DeVito
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