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Eugenia Wilson


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Eugenia Wilson Obituary
April 2, 1916 - January 12, 2016 1916-2016 Born Eugenia Davis to Eugenia Kelly Davis and Al Davis of NYC. Eugenia was introduced to society at the Pierre in 1934, attended the Nightingale-Bamford School in NYC and later studied at Roedean School in England and then at Mme.F. Collot's finishing school in Paris. Eugenia lived a vitality that spanned coasts and continents for nearly a century making countless solo transatlantic crossings starting at a young age. Eugenia married Jerrold Wilson in 1940 and they made their home in Roslyn, Long Island before relocating to Los Angeles, California in 1948. They had three sons together. In 1950 Eugenia started a career in fashion, taking a job at Saks Fifth Avenue and eventually started her own sportswear business. In 1964 she joined the family business Wilson's House of Suede and Leather developing stores throughout the country. Eugenia was fiercely independent and valued a life of interest and adventure. She was a sportswoman, riding horses, snow skiing, tennis, and playing golf into her mid 80's. She began a lifelong love of surfing, in Malibu, in 1953, often credited with being one of the first women to pioneer the sport. She last traveled to Turkey, alone in the 1990's, one of her favorite places. Eugenia became an accomplished water colorist in her late 60's. She was an avid reader to the end, stayed current, and had a gift for keeping conversations elevated. She had a love of life, her family, her animals, Hawaii, and martini hour. She knew how to enjoy life and encouraged everyone to do the same. Eugenia will live forever in the re-telling of her spirited life. She passed away peacefully in her home. She is survived by her sons,Tony Wilson (Carin), Jeffrey Wilson (Deidre), Brian Wilson (Cathy). Grandchildren, Derek Wilson, Jessica (Nick Ansuini), Regan Wilson, Audrey Wilson, Peyton (Dave Giles), Taylor Wilson, Austin Wilson, and Mackenzie Wilson and great Granddaughter Maia Ansuini. Family services will be held privately.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24, 2016
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