Mary Weller Wilson |

Mary Weller Wilson

Mary Weller Wilson, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at Bookcliff Manor in Grand Junction. She was 92.

She was born Dec. 9, 1909, in New Castle, Colo., to Ellsworth A. and Madge Lockard Weller. She graduated from high school and attended Mesa State College and Western State College.

She married Franklin E. Wilson on June 18, 1933. He preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1991.

Mrs. Wilson taught in a one-room school near Carbondale. Then she and her husband owned and operated the Rifle Food Market. She also worked as a substitute teacher in New Castle and Rifle.

She was a member of Rifle Christian Church, the Rifle Reading Club, P.E.O, and assisted in compiling “Rifle Shots,” a history of Rifle.

Mrs. Wilson was an avid conservationist. Her hobbies included four-wheeling, square dancing, sports, going on adventures with her friend Imogene Nichols, and being outdoors.

She enjoyed little children and the color red.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by son and daughter-in-law Robert F. and Sue Wilson, of Boulder, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law Earlene and Tom Antonelli, of Redvale, Colo.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the First Christian Church, 3rd and Whiteriver St. in Rifle, with the Rev. Dene Johnson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rifle P.E.O. chapter, care of Shirley LeMoine, 9402 Highway 325, Rifle, CO 81650, or the charity of one’s choice.

Martin Mortuary of Grand Junction is in charge of arrangements.

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