George A. Wilson
George A. Wilson, 93, died Jan. 21, 2007, of natural causes in Glenwood Springs. He was born Jan. 27, 1913, in Toponas, to Earl S. and Lula E. Wilson. Before he was old enough to attend school, the family moved to Plateau City. He attended school in Collbran for three years before moving to New Castle, graduating from high school in 1931.He attended Ross Business College in Grand Junction with an accounting diploma. He then was employed for the Grand Junction Headquarters of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He transferred to Littleton in 1937.George married Helen W. Ross of Grand Junction in 1937.He went into the grocery business with his younger brother Richard (Dick) when they ran the Wilson Brothers Central Grocery and Market located at the corner of Eighth and Cooper in Glenwood Springs. George served three years in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific, and was discharged in 1946. He was employed as a teller at the First National Bank, and later became a plant manager for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. located in the 800 block of Grand Avenue for 15 years. When ownership of the company changed hands, he worked for Berthod Motors and then became a U.S. Post Office employee, retiring Jan. 27, 1978. He was a member of the Glenwood Springs City Council and a member of the Masonic Order, including the Glenwood Lodge No. 65, AF&AM, Erica Chapter No. 69 of the Eastern Star, Glenwood Royal Arch Chapter No. 22, Glenwood Council No. 26, Glenwood Commandery No. 20, Grand Junction Scottish Rite Consistory, and Pikes Peak Priory No. 21 in Colorado Springs. He received several honors in Masonry, including the Knight Templar Cross of Honor, ISH SODI award, and secretary of the year for all Royal Arch Masons of Colorado in 1933. He was a past master of Glenwood Lodge No. 65, and worthy patron of Erica Chapter AF&AM OES many times. George Wilson was a poet, a father and a husband. He loved to fish and was the best at catching fish when no one else could.George is survived by his loving wife of 69 years; daughter Margaret (Dutch) Wierenga of Parachute; son Hugh (Linda) Wilson of Sparks, Nev.; grandchildren Russell Brown (Sandi) of Glenwood Springs, Shannon Darlene (Dan) Muse of Carbondale, Scott Wilson, Ron Wilson and Brian (Karen) Wilson of Pasadena, Calif., and Kevin (Kim) Wilson of Dallas; and six great-grandchildren.A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Chapel. A Masonic ceremony at the Rosebud Cemetery will follow.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Knight Templar Eye Foundation in care of Dr. F.D. Law, 1610 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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