ELIZABETH ANN WILSONRead More
April 8, 1922 ~ August 28, 2018
Elizabeth "Betty" Wilson, 96, passed away Aug. 28, 2018, surrounded by family, in the very home in which she helped raise three generations of children, in Vancouver, WA. She was born in El Paso, TX on April 8, 1922.
Elizabeth was a life-long learner who attended college courses well into her 90s. She earned multiple degrees, all after the age of 50: an AA at Clark College, a BS at Portland State University and, at 64 years old, a Masters in Psychology & Counseling from Lewis & Clark University.
Fiercely independent, incredibly smart and jaw-droppingly witty, Elizabeth was an avid and creative writer who described her published works as "nonsense".
Elizabeth worked for Department of Natural Resources and Naval Officer Recruiting. She served as an ombudsman and lobbied for the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities. Elizabeth is survived by her brother, Merle Keith Hutton; daughters, Polly Nugen and Morgen Elizabethchild; step-son, Bruce Wilson; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her adoring fan and husband, Wesley Wilson; daughter, Roberta Fox; and son, Larry Spear.
Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Clark College's Penguin Union Lounge (Gaiser Hall/PUB, Rm 161), Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Clark College Mature Learning Program, honoring Elizabeth's support of higher education opportunities for all ages.
Please sign her guest book @www.columbian.com/obits.