George Robert Wilson went to the Lord on Nov, 15, 2007 at the Assisted Living in Tonasket.
He was born May 10, 1927 to Newton and Anna Wilson in San Diego, Calif. He was raised in Los Angeles and finished school there. He then joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii during World War II. He was an airplane mechanic in the Navy. He met and married Rose Dianne Reid and had four children: Gregory of Seattle, Roger of Kent, Erin and husband Mike of Tonasket, Eric and wife Lee. Grandchildren: Stacy, Casey, Micah and Isaac.
After starting work in California in the Aerospace Industry he and his family moved to Colorado, then Florida. He worked at Cape Canaveral during the first orbits of the earth and the first manned orbits. He was a top engineer in the programs. He and his family moved back to California and he was in on the beginnings of laser technology and the first development of artificial heart implants.
After moving to Tonasket, George worked for Jerry Robinson in the orchards. He enjoyed learning about apples and all that it involves. He joined the Brethren Church and had some really close friends there. His wife Dianne of 49 years passed away in June 1998. He then married Adria Weddle. After eight years she passed away in October 2006. George enjoyed fishing with friends Bill Peterson and doing things for the church. This doesn’t begin to tell how kind and gentle a person George was. He will always be in our hearts and missed greatly.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec.1, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren in Ellisforde.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.