Mildred Eileen Wilson, 83 years of age, of Beaver City, Nebraska (formerly of Stamford, Nebraska
Funeral Services for Mildred E. Wilson will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Oxford, Nebraska with Pastor Keith Theobald officiating. Interment will be held following the services in the Deaver Cemetery in rural Furnas County, Nebraska.
Mildred Eileen Wilson, 83 years of age, of Beaver City, Nebraska (formerly of Stamford, Nebraska) passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege, Nebraska. Mildred was born March 30, 1930 south of Stamford, in rural Furnas County, the eldest of three children of Leroy D. and Gladys E. (Rodgers) McInturf. She received her primary education from District #8 in Furnas County and graduated from Stamford High School with the class of 1947. Mildred attended one semester of college at Kearney State Teacher's College and received her teaching certificate.
Mildred taught for 3 years in Furnas County at District #41 and District #8.
On June 28, 1950 she was united in marriage to James Melvin Wilson at the Bethel Church in rural Furnas County. The family made their home in Oxford. To this union four children were born: Patricia, David, Nancy and Robert.
Mildred owned the general store in 1952 for a couple years in Hollinger, Nebraska. She then took a job at Red Willow Manufacturing in McCook, Nebraska working with the circuit boards. The family moved to Loveland, Colorado in February of 1968 where Mildred worked for Johnson's Publishing Company for 11 years. She worked as a proof reader and helped make the city directory. In late 1980s, the family moved back to Stamford where Mildred worked part-time in the Grocery Store in Stamford for 10 years. She also worked at the Stamford Newsletter for many years.
Mildred was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oxford, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Cross Country Extension Club, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Stamford Red Hat Society. She enjoyed camping, crocheting, and most of all she loved attending her children's activities, and later in years her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities. Mildred and Jim were foster parents in Loveland, for 32 children which they formed special bonds.
Besides her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia in infancy; and a sister-in-law, Jean Malone and her husband, Don, and a son-in-law, Mark Nash in June 2013.
Mildred leaves to mourn her passing her husband of 63 years, James Wilson of Beaver City; sons: Dave Wilson and his wife, Denise of Lakewood, Colorado and Bob Wilson and his wife, Julie of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Nancy Nash of Loveland; 5 grandchildren: Annette Elliott and her husband, Corbin, Melissa Soza, Matthew Nash and his wife, Tonya, Holly Lira and Megan Wilson; 8 great-grandchildren: Amanda, Elizabeth, David, Aspen, Tyler, Kiera, Cora and Callyn; brothers: Lavern McInturf and his wife, Carol of Stamford and Larry McInturf and his wife, Jacque of Stamford; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford.
A memorial has been established in Mildred's honor and can be designated to the American Diabetes Association or Donor's Choice
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
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